Preview of the College Admissions Process

Participating sophomores can join one of several teleconferences/webinars during which college admissions officials discuss how colleges make their decisions.

We ask these experts to outline what colleges count most, explain what happens when a student is admitted to college but needs remedial courses, what seems to be key behaviors for students who successfully graduate with a degree, and what majors are most likely to lead to in-demand jobs.

We also ask these experts to review the components of the national Common College Application and provide a breakdown of the kinds of answers most colleges expect.

If time permits, there will be an open question sessions during which students on the teleconference can ask a wide-ranging set of questions to the participating college admissions officials.