You are invited to virtually join UChicago and a variety of our Coalition for College partners to learn about the ins and outs of the college admissions process in this year’s Coalition Week. Coalition for College member schools are united in their mission to make college a reality for all students through free college planning tools that help students learn about, prepare for, and apply to college.
From May 15 – 19, you can learn about new, helpful college search resources, and celebrate all the hard work you all do!
Sunday, May 15, 5 p.m. CDT: Self Care 101. A conversation on the importance of self-care throughout the college admissions process with Carleton College, Rice University, and UChicago.
Monday, May 16, 6 p.m. CDT: Understanding Financial Aid. An overview of the financial aid process. Simultaneous sessions (one in English, one in Spanish) will address popular terms/structures and offer tips for navigating the financial aid process.
Tuesday, May 17, 6 p.m. CDT: College Essays 101. A discussion with UChicago and University of Michigan on how essays can add an important perspective to a student’s application and learn how different kinds of essays are considered in a holistic review process.
Wednesday, May 18, 6 p.m. CDT: Look Inside the Admissions Committee: a Case Study Exercise. This is your chance to see what an application looks like and how applications are reviewed! Together, you and admissions counselors from UChicago and Northwestern University will review applications, and decide who is admitted, waitlisted, or denied admission. See you in the committee room!
Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m. CDT: Making the Most of Your Summer. Join Bates College, Colorado College, Emory University, University of Southern California, and UChicago for a discussion on how to make the most of your summer to prepare yourself for the college search and application process.
Eager to learn more about the many colleges and universities partnered with the Coalition? Check out their events page to explore upcoming events and view recordings of recent events!