Check out this page filled with online opportunities, programs, webinars, and more. Updated multiple times each week, this is your one stop for online learning opportunities and deadlines. Whether it is a virtual college fair, an extracurricular workshops to add to your resume, or tools to help manage stress levels, we make it easy for you to find what you might be interested in. Be sure to check back often to stay up-to-date!
Saturday, May 15 10:00am-11:00am
In this online session, students will review college admission requirements and application timelines. Students will also learn the differences between community college, private universities, UCs, CSUs and out of state options. As well as answer some other questions you may have such as: What is Early Admission/Early Decision? Why do they care about your high school GPA and test scores?
College Application- Personal Statement
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 4pm-5:00pm
The college admission essay is an important but often overlooked key to admission. The majority of colleges require an essay as part of the application process, but what do you say? How do you tell your story? In this online session, students will learn key tips and strategies to improve their essays and allow their voices and ideas to be clearly heard. Register: https://pardot.princetonreview.com/partner/lapl
How to Develop a Balanced College List, with Edward Fiske (Author of Fiske Guide to Colleges)May 19, 4-5pm
Meet Edward Fiske, author of the Fiske Guide to Colleges
, a book that’s almost certainly in your college counselor’s office. During this conversation, we’ll cover:
- What are some of the biggest mistakes students and parents make when searching for a school?
- A Very Brief History of the Fiske Guide: How and why did it start?
- How was the 2021 guide created—in the middle of a pandemic, no less?
- Why did Ted and his team decide to drop tests from the Fiske Guide this year?
- How are the Fiske Guide ratings different from those in US News and World Report?
- How do students begin to determine which schools are their favorites?
What College Admission Looks Like in 2021
(And What Rising Seniors Can Do About it)May 20, 4-5pm
Join Deanna Dixon (Dean of Admission, Smith College), Rick Clark (Director of Admission, Georgia Tech), and Gigi McGuire (Asst. Dir. of Partnerships & Initiatives, Cal-State Northridge) for a panel discussion, where I’ll ask them a wide range of questions, including:
- What surprised you (as an admission officer) this year?
- Should students test, or does it really not matter? For which students does it matter?
- How has the pandemic impacted issues of access and equity?
- How can counselors and teachers better advocate for students in their teacher recommendation letters?
- 3 things students can do to set themselves up for a great application process
- Your questions! Have a question? Feel free to submit your questions here and I’ll select a few to ask our panel.
Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders
June 21-23, 2021
This is a massive, free online conference for leaders from all of California's 2,000+ high schools. Each California high school is invited to involve a delegation of student leaders consisting of at least one freshman, at least one sophomore and at least one junior. Students can apply to participate and can also be nominated for participation. Full info and link to apply HERE
SAT/ACT Prep Series
In this online series, students will take a practice test and will virtually attend two strategy review sessions to provide a better understanding of how to improve test scores. Students will also gain access to an online portal to review their score reports, where they will receive detailed feedback and recommendations. (A 30 minute lunch break will be provided midway through the class session) Click here to learn more. Register here.
SAT Section 5: Saturday, June 12th 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Test// Saturday, June 19th 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Class
SAT Section 6: Saturday, July 10th 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Test // Saturday, July 24th 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Class
ACT Section 2: Saturday, May 15th 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Test // Saturday, May 22nd 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Class
ACT Section 3: Saturday, May 29th 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Test// Saturday, June 5th 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Class
ACT Section 4: Saturday, July 17th 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Test // Saturday, July 31st 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Class
* Last updated: 5/12/2021