We love back-to-school time! This year is especially notable with students being back to in-person.
We have been BUSY! Not only are we often deluged with essays to review, but we have also spent this month doing hours of webinars. We've met with Tulane University, Penn State University, and the UC schools. We also attended a presentation on The Sisters colleges, which had exceptional content, especially about the benefits of women's colleges. It was interesting to learn that only 2% of the applicant pool are interested in the women's colleges, despite being great liberal art institutions! Additionally, we attended sessions for RIT, Syracuse University, UMass with its four undergraduate campuses, 14 Liberal Arts Colleges, and another one that combined Purdue/Georgia Tech/Harvey Mudd College/Olin College of Engineering.
As always, we take lots of great notes about admit rates, what they look for in applications, and much more, and we make all these notes available in our software for our clients. We also spent time in webinars from our software provider.
The NACAC Annual Conference for admissions professionals was in Seattle this year. This translates to more college and university professionals visiting the Seattle area and visiting many high schools, as well as an opportunity for us to meet with them.
We have heard from our class of 2020 grads about their college beginnings, and all of them have landed well at their new homes-away-from-home and are enjoying the excitement of this new, transformative chapter in their lives!
And don't forget that October 1st is when FAFSA opens! This is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine if students qualify for any of the different financial aid options: federal and state grants, scholarships, Work-Study, and loans.