College Webinars

Applying to college can be a daunting prospect. Resources abound, but without a little structure and support it’s easy to get overwhelmed and off-track. Oak Meadow’s series of college counseling webinars is designed to break down the process into manageable pieces. Most sessions are targeted toward seniors, but they are also useful prep for younger students too. Sign up today! We’re here to help.

  • Time: All webinars take place on Tuesdays from 6-7 pm (EST). See dates below.
  • Cost: FREE
  • How to sign up: Fill out this form and choose the seminar(s) you’d like to attend from the menu below. Close to the seminar date you will receive an email with information on how to attend the seminar.
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Seminar descriptions

October 11, Reframing the College Admission Process: this overview of the college admission process will dispel some common myths, and help to shift your focus from, “Who will take me?” to “Where is the best fit for ME?”

October 18Homeschoolers and the College Admission Process: What particulars about the college admission process might be different for homeschoolers? Are there specific recommendations for homeschoolers, as you select schools and prepare your applications?  

October 25, The List: How do I find the college that is the right fit for me? What resources are available and useful? What questions should I be addressing right from the start?

November 1, Visiting Schools and the Interview: What preparation is essential as I get ready to visit schools? How can I present myself? If I’m offered an interview (on-campus, or a local alumni interview), what can I expect?

November 15, The Application: Overview of the basic information sought in an application, and how it is reviewed (Common App, supplements, recommendations, and more).

November 22, The Essay: What are they looking for? How do I start? Essential tips for writing a vibrant and authentic college essay.

November 29, Finalizing Your Applications: Essential tips for organizing, completing and submitting your applications in a timely and thorough fashion.

December 6, Paying for College: How does financial aid work? How do I approach the FAFSA and other supplemental information that is requested of us?

January 10, Looking Ahead : I won’t attend college for another year and a half, but what should I be thinking about now  How can I position myself for the opportunities I want? This seminar is especially for 10th and 11th graders.

January 17, The Gap Year: I’m unsure of my plans and thinking about taking a break from school. What are my options? Gap years are becoming more popular in the U.S., and even encouraged by some colleges. Learn how you can explore your interests, learn a trade, travel, and more, while also gaining more independence and better preparation for college.

March 7, Making Your Choice: Decisions on admission and financial aid are in: How do I decide what’s best? Tips for understanding financial aid awards, wrinkles in admission (e.g., I got accepted, but not to the major I wanted), waitlists, deferrals, and more.

Stay tuned for more webinars through May!