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Terrific Ten: College Exploration Series

Ten of the top public research universities around the country have partnered to help you and your family navigate a national college search process in a virtual world. This is an opportunity to engage with admission experts to learn how to effectively search for and compare colleges, pay for your education, and find the academic and student experience that is right for you.

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We are excited to present the Terrific Ten College Exploration Series. Sessions are hosted by:

Arizona State University
Clemson University
Penn State
The University of Texas at Austin
University of California San Diego

University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Nebraska
University of Oregon
University of Colorado Boulder

We have teamed up to host joint virtual information sessions for prospective students and their families and high school counselors to discuss:

  • Navigating the college search and admission process.

  • Paying for college with scholarships and financial aid.

  • Exploring academic interests and career opportunities.

 

 

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 Academics 

       
Session Description Date Time (EDT) Register
Keynote
Admission Roundtable: Finding your academic fit

University experts from several of our Terrific 10 universities discuss what to look for in a university to meet your academic and career goals.

Panelists include:
Dr. Amanda Sale, University of Georgia
Jim Rawlins, University of Oregon
Matt López, Arizona State University
Michael Trask, UC San Diego
Ramon Blakley, M.S.ED, The University of Texas at Austin
Rob Springall, Penn State

 

Tuesday,
June 1
7—8 p.m. Watch
Art Programs at Undergraduate Institutions

 

Add creativity to your college experience with an art or design class! This session will cover arts and design opportunities for students in any major.

 

Wednesday, June 2 7:30—8:30 p.m. Watch
The Value of an Honors Education

 

Hear from professionals in the honors colleges/programs at several universities to learn more about how an honors experience can enhance your time in college.

 

Thursday,
June 3
8:30—9:30 p.m. Watch
Find Your Passion, Find Your Major

 

Not quite sure what you should study in college? This session will help you look to your favorite subjects, activities and goals to find the program that fits your interests.

 

Monday,
June 7
7—8 p.m. Watch
Research Your Research Opportunities

 

Find out how undergraduate research can spark a passion, help you gain experience for graduate programs and stand out in competitive careers. Join this session to learn more about what it means to be involved in undergraduate research and why you should go to a Research I university.

 

Wednesday, June 9 9—10 p.m. Watch

 

 College Search Process 

       
Session Description Date Time (EDT) Watch
Benefits to Moving Away for College

 

Attend this session to learn about the value of getting out of your comfort zone and expanding your horizons.

 

Monday,
June 7
8:30—9:30 p.m. Watch
Parent Session: Supporting your student

 

Choosing a college is an important decision for your student. Get tips on how to support and guide your student in their college search, while also learning how to best prepare for this important transition.

 

Tuesday,
June 8

8:30—9:30 p.m. Watch
Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

 

Visiting campuses (in-person or virtually), evaluating your experiences, and making decisions can be very over-whelming...but it doesn't have to be! Let our panel of campus visit professionals, and student tour guides, help guide you through the process and break it down in a manageable way. Come prepared to take notes and ask questions!

 

Thursday,
June 10
8:30—9:30 p.m. Watch

 

 Financial Aid and
Scholarships 

       
Session Description Date Time (EDT) Watch
Paying for College

 

Attend this session to hear from several universities about paying for college, understanding and navigating the types of financial aid, and how to fund your college education.

 

 

Tuesday,
June 1
8:30—9:30 p.m. Watch
Preparing for the FAFSA

 

Attend this session to learn about the process and requirements for completing the FAFSA, including how to create an FSA ID.

 

Thursday,
June 3
7—8 p.m. Watch
Keynote
Admission Roundtable: Finding your financial fit

 

University experts from several of our Terrific 10 universities discuss ways to prepare to pay for college and choose a university that fits your family's budget.

Panelists include:
Clark Brigger, University of Colorado Boulder
David Kuskowski, Clemson University
Matt López, Arizona State University
Rob Springall, Penn State

Tuesday,
June 8
7—8 p.m. Watch

 

 Student Life 

       
Session Description Date Time (EDT) Watch
Student Panel: Choosing a college and getting involved

 

Hear from students at multiple universities about their college search processes, how they got involved in college and their advice for finding your best campus fit.

Student panelists represent:
Penn State
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Wednesday, June 2 6—7 p.m. Watch
Student Panel: Choosing a college and getting involved

 

Hear from students at multiple universities about their college search processes, how they got involved in college and their advice for finding your best campus fit.

Student panelists represent:
Arizona State University
Clemson University
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Oregon

 

Wednesday, June 9 6—7 p.m. Watch
Putting You First: How to succeed as a first-generation college student

 

Learn how several Terrific Ten universities support first-generation students in navigating and succeeding in college. After the presentation, you will have the opportunity to connect with current first-generation college students and ask about their experiences in college.

 

Wednesday, June 9 7:30—8:30 p.m. Watch
Keynote
Admission Roundtable: Finding your social fit

 

University experts from several of our Terrific 10 universities discuss how campus life and student experiences can help you find your right college fit.

Panelists include:
Dr. Amanda Sale, University of Georgia
Brian Hodges, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Jennifer Ziegenfus, University of Colorado Boulder
Jim Rawlins, University of Oregon
Michael Trask, UC San Diego

 

Thursday,
June 10
7—8 p.m. Watch
Academics
    Keynote : Admission Roundtable: Finding your academic fit

University experts from several of our Terrific 10 universities discuss what to look for in a university to meet your academic and career goals.
Panelists include:
Dr. Amanda Sale, University of Georgia
Jim Rawlins, University of Oregon
Matt López, Arizona State University
Michael Trask, UC San Diego
Ramon Blakley, M.S.ED, The University of Texas at Austin
Rob Springall, Penn State

Date: Tuesday, June 1

Time (EDT): 7—8 p.m.
Watch
 

    Art Programs at Undergraduate Institutions

Add creativity to your college experience with an art or design class! This session will cover arts and design opportunities for students in any major.

Date: Wednesday, June 2

Time (EDT): 7:30—8:30 p.m.
Watch
 

    The Value of an Honors Education

Hear from professionals in the honors colleges/programs at several universities to learn more about how an honors experience can enhance your time in college.

Date:Thursday, June 3

Time (EDT): 8:30—9:30 p.m.
Watch
 

    Find Your Passion, Find Your Major

Not quite sure what you should study in college? This session will help you look to your favorite subjects, activities and goals to find the program that fits your interests.

Date:Monday, June 7

Time (EDT): 7—8 p.m.
Watch
 

    Research Your Research Opportunities

Find out how undergraduate research can spark a passion, help you gain experience for graduate programs and stand out in competitive careers. Join this session to learn more about what it means to be involved in undergraduate research and why you should go to a Research I university.

Date:Wednesday, June 9

Time (EDT):9—10 p.m.
Watch
 

 

 

College Search Process
    Benefits to Moving Away for College

Attend this session to learn about the value of getting out of your comfort zone and expanding your horizons.

Date:Monday, June 7

Time (EDT):8:30—9:30 p.m.
Watch
 

    Parent Session: Supporting your student

Choosing a college is an important decision for your student. Get tips on how to support and guide your student in their college search, while also learning how to best prepare for this important transition.

Date:Tuesday, June 8

Time (EDT):8:30—9:30 p.m.
Watch
 

    Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

Visiting campuses (in-person or virtually), evaluating your experiences, and making decisions can be very over-whelming...but it doesn't have to be! Let our panel of campus visit professionals, and student tour guides, help guide you through the process and break it down in a manageable way. Come prepared to take notes and ask questions!

Date:Wednesday, June 9

Time (EDT):8:30—9:30 p.m.
Watch
 

 

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
    Paying for College

Attend this session to hear from several universities about paying for college, understanding and navigating the types of financial aid, and how to fund your college education.

Date: Tuesday, June 1

Time (EDT): 8:30—9:30 p.m.
Watch
 

    Preparing for the FAFSA

Attend this session to learn about the process and requirements for completing the FAFSA, including how to create an FSA ID.

Date:Thursday, June 3

Time (EDT): 7—8 p.m.
Watch
 

    Keynote : Admission Roundtable: Finding your financial fit

University experts from several of our Terrific 10 universities discuss ways to prepare to pay for college and choose a university that fits your family's budget.
Panelists include:
Clark Brigger, University of Colorado Boulder
Matt López, Arizona State University
Rob Springall, Penn State

Date:Tuesday, June 8

Time (EDT):7—8 p.m.
Watch
 

 

 

Student Life
    Student Panel: Choosing a college and getting involved

Hear from students at multiple universities about their college search processes, how they got involved in college and their advice for finding your best campus fit.

Date: Wednesday, June 2

Time (EDT): 6—7 p.m..
Watch
 

    Student Panel: Choosing a college and getting involved

Hear from students at multiple universities about their college search processes, how they got involved in college and their advice for finding your best campus fit.

Date:Wednesday, June 9

Time (EDT):6—7 p.m.
Watch
 

    Putting You First: How to succeed as a first-generation college student

Learn how several Terrific Ten universities support first-generation students in navigating and succeeding in college. After the presentation, you will have the opportunity to connect with current first-generation college students and ask about their experiences in college.

Date:Wednesday, June 9

Time (EDT):7:30—8:30 p.m.
Watch
 

    Keynote : Admission Roundtable: Finding your social fit

University experts from several of our Terrific 10 universities discuss how campus life and student experiences can help you find your right college fit.
Panelists include:
Dr. Amanda Sale, University of Georgia
Brian Hodges, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Jennifer Ziegenfus, University of Colorado Boulder
Jim Rawlins, University of Oregon
Michael Trask, UC San Diego

Date:Thursday, June 10

Time (EDT):7—8 p.m..
Watch
 

 

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