• Let's make it easier to find the school that's perfect for you.

    The college search is already challenging for students and families. This year it's even more difficult. So Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams are putting our own competition aside, and hosting a series of virtual events for students, families, and counselors.

    Students: register for individual events, or fill out one easy form to get information about each school, reminders for upcoming events, and links to recordings that you may have missed.

    Counselors: you are welcome to attend our events for students and families, and we're also offering a few sessions just for you.


    AUG26
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    7:00 p.m. EDT

    Cooperation and Coronavirus

    Normally, our six schools compete against each other—on the playing field, and in the college application process. What's different now? How does it affect you?

    SEP2
    Wednesday, September 2, 2020
    7:00 p.m. EDT

    Faculty, Classes, and Undergraduate Research

    What does that faculty-to-student ratio really mean? What are classes like? We'll talk about the academic experience, from choosing a major to research and beyond.

    SEP8
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    6:00 p.m. EDT

    Special Session for QuestBridge Applicants

    QuestBridge National Scholarship Match Program

    The National College Match is a college admission and scholarship process through which high-achieving, low-income students can be admitted early with full four-year scholarships to QuestBridge college partners.

    SEP21
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    7:00 p.m. EDT

    Financial Aid and Affording College

    Is there a difference between a grant and a scholarship? What's need-based aid? We'll cover the basics, untangle the jargon, and talk about supporting students—through pandemics, and whatever else comes up.

    SEP23
    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020
    4:00 p.m. EDT

    Special Session for International Applicants

    International Students: Session 1

    Meet with international admissions staff from Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams. This time slot is well-suited for students in the Caribbean, Central, and South America.

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    OCT1
    Thursday, October 1, 2020
    7:00 p.m. EDT

    Campus Life and Building a Community

    Leadership and belonging. New friends uniting around shared causes. Find your place and explore new interests. Let's get into the details of your life outside the classroom.

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    OCT2
    Friday, October 2, 2020
    9:00 p.m. EDT

    Special Session for International Applicants

    International Students: Session 2

    Meet with international admissions staff from Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams. This time slot is well-suited for students in Oceania, East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

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    OCT13
    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    7:00 p.m. EDT

    Applying in the Time of COVID

    Worried about how disruptions to extracurriculars, athletics, and exams will affect your college application? What's the one thing you shouldn't write in your application essay this year?

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    OCT14
    Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    1:00 p.m. EDT

    Special Session for International Applicants

    International Students: Session 3

    Meet with international admissions staff from Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams. This time slot is well-suited for students in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

    RSVP »

    OCT21
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    11:00 a.m. EDT

    Special Session for International Applicants

    International Students: Session 4

    Meet with international admissions staff from Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams. This time slot is well-suited for students in India, Pakistan, and Central Asia.

    RSVP »

    OCT27
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    7:00 p.m. EDT

    Outcomes and Opportunity

    What do our graduates go on to do? We'll talk about careers, graduate schools, fellowships, and life after college.

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    These one-hour events will be hosted by the deans and directors of admissions from each of the six colleges, and will include time for Q&A.

    You'll receive a login link via email on the day of the event. If you register for an event and can't make it, you'll receive a link to a recording of the session that you can watch at any time.