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College Visits

Looking for more information about a particular college or university?  While our campus visits will be limited this year, there are LOTS of online opportunities to learn more!  Below will be info and links to anything that comes across our desk - but remember you can always search a colleges website for opportunities too!

COLLEGE VISITS FOR WILSON STUDENTS ONLY!!!!

~click on college name to join zoom meeting~ 

 

October 14, at 5 p.m. - UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE

October 19, at 5 p.m. - UCLA - CANCELLED

October 21, at 5 p.m. - UC San Diego

October 25, at 5 p.m. - University of Chicago

November 2, at 5 p.m.CSU Pomona   

Ongoing for all schoolsColumbia

2021 Mt SAC Application Workshop

Application workshop will be on Tuesday, November 15 and Friday, November 19 at 1 p.m.  Please choose which date you would like to attend, click on the link below and complete all information.

MSAC Wilson HS, Application Interest

For more information on Community Colleges, please visit our Community College page!!!  

 

CSU, UC and Private Schools all in one place!!   College Fair!

The California State University (CSU), University of California (UC) and Association of Independent California College and Universities (AICCU) are partnering together to provide seven virtual college fairs this October. All UC and CSU campuses, and a majority of independent colleges and universities from the AICCU, will participate.  Click the picture below for more info and to register!
 

Northeastern

Join us starting October 2 for our Fall Virtual Open House—an interactive virtual experience for high school seniors and their families. With programming throughout October, this event helps you learn more about Northeastern and find your fit within our dynamic and diverse community. Register today to experience the Northeastern advantage firsthand.

Stanford

 In an effort to allow you the opportunity to connect directly with Stanford's diverse community, we are hosting Community Conversations.  Community Conversations is a series of virtual information sessions providing culturally inclusive and relevant information to students about Stanford’s admission process, campus community centers, and our diverse student body. The sessions will take place between September 27 and October 20.  Community Conversations are open to students of ALL backgrounds, regardless of how they may identify. We especially encourage participants from historically underrepresented groups, including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander American, LGBTQ+, and first-generation and/or low-income college students.  To register and find a detailed calendar of Community Conversations and other virtual events, please visit our Virtual Admission Events webpage.

UC Campus Fall Events for Prospective Students

This fall campuses are offering a variety of events for prospective students. Campuses may offer a range of virtual opportunities, including college fairs, appointments, admissions sessions, tours, and videos on admission, housing, and/or financial aid and scholarships.  Some will be hosted in-person, while others will be offered virtually. 

UC Berkeley: Open House October 9; programming throughout September and October
UC Davis: Open House October 4-29; programming for counselors, families and students offered throughout the fall quarter
UC Irvine: Preview Week October 11-15 (Virtual)
UCLA: Open House September 25-30 (Virtual)
Merced: Programming available throughout September, October, and November
UC Riverside: Discover UCR November 1-4 (Virtual)
UC San Diego: Summer Showcase August 16-19; Fall Showcase October 2; Programming available throughout September, October, and November
UC Santa Barbara: Programming throughout October and November
Santa Cruz: Programming throughout September, October, and November

University of California Los Angeles - UCLA

We are currently offering both Virtual Admission Information Sessions (Tuesdays & Thursdays) and Virtual Campus Tours (Mondays & Wednesdays) and dates are currently open through the end of Fall. All of our brochures continue to be available online through our Publication Library.  We will also be updating our Events Page throughout the Fall, but students can also sign up for our mailing list at any time to receive updates directly. As always, I encourage you and your students to reach out to me directly should you have any questions. 

Nick Eittreim: Assistant Director, Freshman Recruitment, neittreim@admission.ucla.edu

 

UC Berkeley Undergraduate Admissions are offering virtual and limited in-person admissions presentations. For virtual presentations, you will receive a confirmation upon registration, and links to the virtual session will be emailed to you 1 hour before the presentation.  Freshman admissions virtual sessions for high school students are on Thursdays at 3pm.  Please read the title and description when signing up. Click HERE to sign up!

EXPLORING COLLEGE OPTIONS

Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke UniversityGeorgetown UniversityHarvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. During the Exploring College Options event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions.  You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

 

Visit dates will be posted for the Spring semester; no Fall dates are posted for the LA/OC area.

What is demonstrated interest?

Demonstrated interest is one of the admissions criteria used by many competitive colleges - usually private.  The term refers to ways that an applicant shows he or she is serious about enrolling at a given college. An applicant who calls with questions about a particular program is more valued than one who doesn't communicate beyond applying. An applicant who visits shows more demonstrated interest than one who doesn't, and so forth. Many colleges factor in demonstrated interest to admissions and aid decisions, wanting to admit applicants who will actually end up enrolling. The idea is to have better planning and to improve the yield, the percentage of admitted applicants who enroll.