Virtual Admission 101 for Wesleyan Families

November 21-22, 2020

Admission 101 for Wesleyan Families: Preparing for the College Admission Process, will be offered virtually over a two-day period - Saturday, November 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST) and Sunday, November 22 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (EST) Co-sponsored by the Office of Admission and Office of Advancement, this event offers an opportunity for high school juniors to prepare for the college admission process. 

Highlights of the program for students include: learning interview techniques, discovering campus life through the experiences of Wesleyan students, and making the transition from high school to college. Parents will have the opportunity to join their students on Saturday and attend a session on Sunday for "Meeting College Costs." We believe that this program will help prepare both students and parents to make informed decisions throughout the college search and application process.  

Register by Saturday, November 14 to participate. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21
10:30 A.M.
VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOUR (Optional)

11:30 AM
WELCOME and Q&A
Remarks by President Michael S. Roth ’78

12:00 – 1:30 PM
THE COLLEGE SEARCH PROCESS AND MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE
What makes a good match between a student and a college? Where do we start and how do students set a “game plan” for a successful college search? Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez ’96 will moderate a panel of students to discuss their college search process and subsequent transition from high school.

1:30 – 3:00 PM
NAVIGATING YOUR STUDENT (OR PARENT) THROUGH THE COLLEGE ADMISSION PROCESS
Presenter: Ali Bhanji, Director of College Guidance at Collegiate School in New York City

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS
12:00 – 1:00 PM
THE COLLEGE INTERVIEW
Join admission deans and current senior interviewers for a discussion of the personal interview process.

1:00 – 2:00 PM
MOCK ADMISSION COMMITTEE
Students to work with the admission committee to review applications in determining successful candidates.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 SCHEDULE FOR PARENTS
12:00 – 1:00 PM
MEETING COLLEGE COSTS
Presenter: Robert Coughlin, Director of Financial Aid

1:00 – 2:00 PM
MOCK ADMISSION COMMITTEE
Parents to work with the admission committee to review applications in determining successful candidates.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Deana Hutson, Director of Special Events at dhutson@wesleyan.edu