A Comprehensive Series for Parents to Plan for and Navigate the College Process
It's never too early to start planning for college!
Whether your child is in middle school or months away from graduating high school, you'll benefit from our experts' exclusive knowledge and definitive advice.
An 8-week exploration of the college process led by the premier experts in the field
Tuesday Nights, 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT, Beginning March 9, 2021
Our Panel of Experts
Tuesday Nights, 7:30pm ET, Beginning March 9, 2021
Week 1: The Overview
March 9, 2021 / 7:30pm ET
Jeff and Kedra give the lay of the land when it comes to navigating the college process. Whether you’re just embarking on this journey or are right in the thick of it, they’ll give you some words of wisdom and practical advice to guide you on your way. Deep breath: here we go!
Jeff Selingo & Kedra Ishop Ph.D.
Week 2: The College Search
March 16, 2021 / 7:30pm ET
What does it mean when a college is the right fit? Allison and Sydney talk about how to evaluate colleges to determine if they're the right fit. They'll also address how to get the most out of a college visit (whether in-person or virtual), and other key factors to consider when making a college list or, in the case of high school seniors, deciding whether to attend a school where they've been accepted.
Allison Slater Tate & Sydney Montgomery
Week 3: Testing 1, 2, 3
March 23, 2021 / 7:30pm ET
Should your kid take the ACT? The SAT? Both? Neither? And what does “test optional” really mean? Emily and Akil break it down, so you can help your teen prepare effectively and understand how their test scores could impact admissions and merit aid opportunities.
Emily Levitt & Akil Bello
Week 4: Essential Life Skills
March 30, 2021 / 7:30pm ET
We spend a lot of time as parents helping our kids get to college. But do we spend enough time making sure they’re ready to BE there? What are the essential life skills they should have under their belt before they get to campus? Julie and Wendy will spell them out. The good news? It’s not too late to teach them.
Julie Lythcott-Haims & Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
Week 5: Find the Right Financial Fit
April 6, 2021 / 7:30pm ET
When it comes to finding the right college fit, finances should be a part of the equation. With tuition topping out at $80,000 per year at some private colleges, college may be the biggest investment your family will make- and you want to be sure you get a return on that investment.. Hear from Jeff and Belinda on how to make sure you know what you're in for and have a plan to pay for college that make sense for your family.
Jeff Levy & Belinda J. Wilkerson, Ed.D.
Week 6: Financial Aid Boot Camp
April 13, 2021 / 7:30pm ET
Essential information for any family looking to pay less than the sticker price! Nat and Nancy break down who gets grant aid, how to get merit aid, why you should always fill out the FAFSA, and how to evaluate – and even negotiate – the offers your student receives.
Nat Smitobol & Nancy Dunn
Week 7: After You Click Submit
April 20, 2021 / 7:30pm ET
Peer behind the curtain with Jon and Tiffany to learn how the admissions staff evaluates your kid’s college application. Who reads it? What do they really look for? How do they rank grades, test scores, activities, and recommendations? Does Early Decision pay off? Learn about all the factors that drive the decision process.
Jon Boeckenstedt & Tiffany Blessing
Week 8: Nailing the Application
April 27, 2021 / 7:30pm ET
Get down to brass tacks, with practical tips to guide your student while filling out the application. Includes advice on writing the essay, listing co-curricular activities, answering supplemental questions, preparing for an interview, as well as procuring letters of recommendation.
Ethan Sawyer & Sydney Montgomery
3 Bonus Sessions
Filling Out the FAFSA
April 8, 2021 / 8pm ET
Cyndy will guide you through filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, answering parents’ most frequently asked questions – starting with, “Do I have to?” (Answer: Yes, you do.) She’ll also cover what you need to know about the CSS Profile required by some colleges and universities.
Does a Gap Year Make Sense?
May 4, 2021 / 8pm ET
Does a gap year make sense for your kid? Who benefits from taking a gap year, and what do colleges think about them? Julia and Carla talk about the range of options that are available and how to factor a gap year into the college planning process.
Julia Rogers & Carla Y. Emanuele
Inside Scoop from Real Parents with Experience
May 11, 2021 / 8pm ET
Tonight a panel of parents who have been through the college process will be on hand to share their experience and answer your questions about the college process. Like everyone else, they'll tell is like it is.
Oona Hanson & Kamyra Harding
I LOVE LOVE this program. I wish I had this advice in advance of our start. Understanding the process - especially during this pandemic when we feel even more on our own without being able to really see the campus, tour with students, stay overnight in a dorm, meet with admission - was really challenging.
- Jill D.
The series is amazing so far! Everyone should have this... I'm learning SO much.
- Lori Gottlieb, LMFT, Author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Sign-up now for just $49 and get:
8 Live Sessions
Weekly webinars with our experts, followed by Q&A and additional resources
3 Bonus Sessions
(Free if you sign up before 2/23)
- Filling out the FAFSA
- Does a Gap Year Make Sense?
- Inside Scoop from Real Parents with Experience
With the most up to date information from the leading experts in the field, you'll be able to develop your own game plan to support your child through the college process
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Disclaimer: This workshop is not a therapy or counseling session. Nor is it a replacement for a therapy or counseling session. We encourage you to seek your own professional opinions relevant to your unique situations outside of this online community educational workshop.
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