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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.

 

 

Register for our upcoming sessions

 Academic Colleges and Majors 

       
Session Description Date Time (EDT) Register
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.

 

Tuesday,
Oct. 12
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.

 

Wednesday,
Oct. 13
7:30—8:30 p.m. Watch
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:
Amanda Sale, University of Georgia
Brian Hodges, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Clark Brigger, University of Colorado Boulder
Matt López, Arizona State University
Rob Springall, Penn State

Monday,
Oct. 18
6—7 p.m. Watch
Sustainability and Innovation

 

Why is sustainability and a sustainable campus environment important today? Learn how campuses are innovating through research for the betterment of local, state and our global communities. In addition, learn what majors and programs could be great paths for students interested in careers in sustainability and green design.

 

Tuesday,
Oct. 19
7:30—8:30 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.

 

Tuesday,
Oct. 26
7:30—8:30 p.m. Watch

 

 Admission and Application Overview 

       
Session Description Date Time (EDT) Register
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.

 

Monday,
Oct. 18
7:30—8:30 p.m. Watch
Creating the College Essay: Tips and tricks

 

Is your college application asking for an essay, or personal statement or short answer? What's the difference and what are colleges really looking for when reading these pieces of the application? Join us as we show you what we are "really" looking for, and provide tips and tricks for writing a memorable essay, personal statement or short answer.

 

Tuesday,
Oct. 19

6—7 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.

 

Wednesday,
Oct. 20
6—7 p.m. 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.

 

Wednesday,
Oct. 20
7:30—8:30 p.m. Watch
Preparación Para La Universidad: Un Camino familiar

 

Esta sesión cubrirá temas de preparación universitaria: búsqueda de universidades, finalización / envío de solicitudes y un panel de expertos de las 10 fantásticas universidades. Concluiremos con una oportunidad para preguntas y respuestas.

 

Tuesday,
Oct. 26
6—7 p.m. Watch

 

 Financial Aid and Scholarships 

       
Session Description Date Time (EDT) Register
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:
Jim Rawlins, University of Oregon
Missy Pizzo, Arizona State University
Rob Springall, Penn State
David Garcia, University of Texas at Austin

Monday,
Oct. 11
6—7 p.m. 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.

Monday,
Oct. 11
7:30—8:30 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.

Wednesday,
Oct. 13
6—7 p.m. Watch

 

 Student Life 

       
Session Description Date Time (EDT) Register
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
Penn State
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Colorado Boulde
University of Georgia

Tuesday, Oct. 12 6—7 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:

Amanda Sale, University of Georgia
Clark Brigger, University of Colorado Boulder
David Kuskowski, Clemson University
Jim Rawlins, University of Oregon
Ramon Blakely, The University of Texas at Austin

Monday, Oct 25 6—7 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!

Monday, Oct 25 7:30—8:30 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 Oregon
UC San Diego
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday,
Oct. 27
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,
Oct. 27
7:30—8:30 p.m. p.m. Watch

Connect with each university individually

Session Description Date Time (EDT) Register
Arizona State University
Undergraduate Information Session

 

This live session will include a presentation on the ASU student experience, covering admission and enrollment processes, an overview of ASU's campuses, study abroad and student resources, and a Q&A with an admission team member.

 

Biweekly 4:30 p.m. (PDT) Register
Clemson University
Virtual Campus Tour and live information session

 

This virtual tour will be hosted live by current Clemson tour guides and an admission counselor. While your will get an overview on Admissions, Campus Life, Academics, Enrichment programs, and many other support services, we will provide many opportunities for live Q&A during the session.

 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. (EDT) Register
Penn State
Virtual Information Session and Campus Tour

 

This virtual Admissions Session and Tour includes an information session presented by an admissions counselor plus a video tour of the University Park campus, guided live by Penn State tour guides. There will also be a live Q&A after the tour and staff and students to answer questions throughout the event.

 

Oct. 13 8 p.m. (EDT) Register
The University of Texas at Austin
Virtual Information Session and Campus Tour

 

We are excited to showcase a few ways that you can get a peek at Longhorn life. Sign up for a live virtual tour or an online information session about admissions or one of our academic programs. The Texas Tour Guides are excited to offer live virtual tours of campus. During the session current University of Texas at Austin students will show you some of their favorite places on campus, and give you the inside scoop on what it is like to be a student on the Forty Acres. Use the calendar for a listing of admissions sessions and academic sessions available on a given day.

 

Wednesdays 3 p.m. (CDT) Register
UC San Diego
Virtual Admission Infomation Session

 

This live session covers admissions and enrollment processes while highligthing what makes UC San Diego a university worth studying. Q&A session follows a 30min informaton session.

 

Weekly 11 a.m. (PDT) Register
University of Colorado Boulder
Virtual options

 

See all of the vitual options available to you.

 

Varies Varies Register
University of Georgia
Virtual Campus Visit Experience

 

This hour-long experience includes a brief overview of the first-year admissions process followed by a virtual tour of campus lead by student Tour Leaders.

 

Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. (EDT) Register
University of Illinois at Ubana-Champaign
Information Sessions

 

Learn more about our university and what you should do next to prepare. We're hosting virtual info sessions regularly!

 

Wednesdays 4 p.m. (CDT) Register
University of Nebraska
Visit Options

 

Welcome to Nebraska! We're open for in-person visits and look forward to welcoming you and your family to campus. Take a campus tour with a student guide, connect with an academic unit, and learn all about scholarships and financial aid. If an in-person visit doesn't quite work in your life or schedule, our Recruitment Specialists are happy to connect with you 1-to-1 virtually to help you become a Husker!

 

Varies Varies Register
University of Oregon
Virtual Visits

 

Ready to find out what it's like to be a Duck? We’re committed to providing a digital experience that's customized just for you. Get the large-scale feel of a virtual campus visit, schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting with a counselor or current student, or just explore all of the online resources for you.

 

Varies Varies Register
Academic Colleges and Majors
    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:
Amanda Sale, University of Georgia Brian Hodges, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Clark Brigger, University of Colorado Boulder Matt López, Arizona State University Rob Springall, Penn State

Date: Monday, Oct. 18

Time (EDT): 6—7 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: Tuesday, Oct. 12

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: Wednesday, Oct. 13

Time (EDT): 7:30—8:30 p.m.
Watch
 

    Sustainability and Innovation

Why is sustainability and a sustainable campus environment important today? Learn how campuses are innovating through research for the betterment of local, state and our global communities. In addition, learn what majors and programs could be great paths for students interested in careers in sustainability and green design.

Date:Tuesday, Oct. 19

Time (EDT): 7:30—8:30 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:Tuesday, Oct. 26

Time (EDT): 7:30—8:30 p.m.
Watch
 

Admission and Application Overview
    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:Monday, Oct. 18

Time (EDT):7:30—8:30 p.m.
Watch
 

    Creating the College Essay: Tips and tricks

Is your college application asking for an essay, or personal statement or short answer? What's the difference and what are colleges really looking for when reading these pieces of the application? Join us as we show you what we are "really" looking for, and provide tips and tricks for writing a memorable essay, personal statement or short answer.

Date:Tuesday, Oct. 19

Time (EDT):6—7 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:Wednesday, Oct. 20

Time (EDT):6—7 p.m.
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.

Date:Wednesday, Oct. 20

Time (EDT):7:30—8:30 p.m.
Watch
 

    Preparación Para La Universidad: Un Camino familiar

Esta sesión cubrirá temas de preparación universitaria: búsqueda de universidades, finalización / envío de solicitudes y un panel de expertos de las 10 fantásticas universidades. Concluiremos con una oportunidad para preguntas y respuestas.

Date:Tuesday, Oct. 26

Time (EDT):6—7 p.m.
Watch
 

 

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
   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:
Jim Rawlins, University of Oregon
Missy Pizzo, Arizona State University
Rob Springall, Penn State
David Garcia, University of Texas at Austin

Date: Monday, Oct. 11

Time (EDT): 6—7 p.m.
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.

Date:Monday, Oct. 11

Time (EDT): 7:30—8:30 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:Wednesday, Oct. 13

Time (EDT):6—7 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:Tuesday, Oct. 12

Time (EDT): 6—7 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:
Amanda Sale, University of Georgia
Clark Brigger, University of Colorado Boulder
David Kuskowski, Clemson University
Jim Rawlins, University of Oregon
Ramon Blakely, The University of Texas at Austin

Date: Monday, Oct. 27

Time (EDT):6—7 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:Monday, Oct. 27

Time (EDT):7:30—8:30 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 Oregon

Date:Wednesday, Oct. 27

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, Oct. 27

Time (EDT):7:30—8:30 p.m.
Watch
 

 

Learn more about admission at each university
Arizona State University
Undergraduate Information Session

This live session will include a presentation on the ASU student experience, covering admission and enrollment processes, an overview of ASU's campuses, study abroad and student resources, and a Q&A with an admission team member.

Date: Biweekly

Time (EDT):4:30 p.m. (PDT)
Register
 

   Clemson University Virtual Campus Tour and live information session

This virtual tour will be hosted live by current Clemson tour guides and an admission counselor. While your will get an overview on Admissions, Campus Life, Academics, Enrichment programs, and many other support services, we will provide many opportunities for live Q&A during the session.

Date: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Time (EDT): 7 p.m. (EDT)
Register
 

   Clemson University Virtual Campus Tour and live information session

This virtual tour will be hosted live by current Clemson tour guides and an admission counselor. While your will get an overview on Admissions, Campus Life, Academics, Enrichment programs, and many other support services, we will provide many opportunities for live Q&A during the session.

Date: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Time (EDT): 7 p.m. (EDT)
Register
 

   Penn State
Virtual Information Session and Campus Tour

This virtual Admissions Session and Tour includes an information session presented by an admissions counselor plus a video tour of the University Park campus, guided live by Penn State tour guides. There will also be a live Q&A after the tour and staff and students to answer questions throughout the event.

Date: Oct. 13

Time (EDT): 8 p.m. (EDT)
Register
 

   The University of Texas at Austin
Virtual Information Session and Campus Tour

We are excited to showcase a few ways that you can get a peek at Longhorn life. Sign up for a live virtual tour or an online information session about admissions or one of our academic programs. The Texas Tour Guides are excited to offer live virtual tours of campus. During the session current University of Texas at Austin students will show you some of their favorite places on campus, and give you the inside scoop on what it is like to be a student on the Forty Acres. Use the calendar for a listing of admissions sessions and academic sessions available on a given day.

Date: Wednesdays

Time (EDT): 3 p.m. (CDT)
Register
 

   UC San Diego
Virtual Admission Infomation Session

This live session covers admissions and enrollment processes while highligthing what makes UC San Diego a university worth studying. Q&A session follows a 30min informaton session.

Date: Weekly

Time (EDT):11 a.m. (PDT)
Register
 

   University of Colorado Boulder >
Virtual options

See all of the vitual options available to you.

Date: Varies

Time (EDT): Varies
Register
 

   University of Georgia
Virtual Campus Visit Experience

This hour-long experience includes a brief overview of the first-year admissions process followed by a virtual tour of campus lead by student Tour Leaders.

Date: Tuesdays

Time (EDT):3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register
 

   University of Illinois at Ubana-Champaign
Information Sessions

Learn more about our university and what you should do next to prepare. We're hosting virtual info sessions regularly!

Date:Wednesdays

Time (EDT): 4 p.m. (CDT)
Register
 

   University of Nebraska
Visit Options

Welcome to Nebraska! We're open for in-person visits and look forward to welcoming you and your family to campus. Take a campus tour with a student guide, connect with an academic unit, and learn all about scholarships and financial aid. If an in-person visit doesn't quite work in your life or schedule, our Recruitment Specialists are happy to connect with you 1-to-1 virtually to help you become a Husker!

Date:Varies

Time (EDT): Varies
Register
 

   University of Oregon
Virtual Visits

Ready to find out what it's like to be a Duck? We’re committed to providing a digital experience that's customized just for you. Get the large-scale feel of a virtual campus visit, schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting with a counselor or current student, or just explore all of the online resources for you.

Date: Varies

Time (EDT): Varies
Register
 

 

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