Coming Up: Virtual College Fairs

RCHS College & Career Update, Aug 13th

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Ready to start exploring colleges? Want to get more information on schools or applications?

College fairs can be a great tool for starting your college search. You can learn about schools you aren't familiar with, explore the differences between schools, and learn about the entire application process.This is also a good opportunity to ask questions about majors, programs, activities, and housing.


College fairs can also help seniors working on applications. School presentations will offer insights on how they review applications, and many college fairs also offer specific presentations to help you create the strongest application possible.


This year, the fall college fairs are going online! Check out two upcoming opportunities below and consider registering for some sessions that fit your schedule.

CTCL Virtual College Fair

CTCL (Colleges That Change Lives) is a consortium of smaller liberal arts colleges from around the country (and beyond) that share a commitment to teaching. They are offering a virtual college exploration event next week. Many schools in the consortium are offering presentations on their campuses, but they also have some sessions on topics that would be of interest to many students.


(Note: Times on the sign up will show as Central Time, but these are adjusted to our time below)


Navigating the College Visit: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM

Our panelists will identify and demystify different on campus/virtual visit options to help students and their families better understand what offerings mean, and the best way to safely, effectively, and comprehensively navigate a college search in a changing world.


Writing your Personal Statement: Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 04:00 PM


The college essay is unique. We’ll let you in on the dos and don’ts and show you a few sample essays from successful Reed applications.


Reaching Out: Engaging and Communicating with a College Admission Office: Monday, Aug 17, 2020 10:00 AM

Unsure of how or when to communicate with admission offices? Jade Domingue and Ryan Cassell will offer advice based on their years of guiding students through the college admission application process. They’ll introduce the admission timeline by digging deeper than just the general application deadlines, share some different channels through which you can communicate with your admission representatives, and laugh with you as you examine some examples of communications which went wrong.


The College Athletic Recruiting Process: Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 8:00 AM

Do you dream of playing college sports, but don't quite know where to start? Or are you already overwhelmed by the barrage of recruiting service emails and paper questionnaires coming your way? Admissions Counselors, Athletic Directors, and Coaches are here to help you make sense of it all. Join us to learn more about the ins & outs of the athletic recruitment process.


CTCL - International: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020 7:00 AM

A great group of admission reps dedicated to recruiting international students, US students living abroad, and TCKs, are ready to share information, data, and their perspectives on the experience of students from outside the US. They will address the admission process, testing options, financial aid for international students, and of course, the challenges of getting visas and getting to campuses in the US in a post-COVID-19 world. They will take questions from the participants. Students and counselors welcome!


Digital Recruitment and the New Landscape of the College Search Process: Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 6:00 PM

Learn how the college search process has changed and how to approach the application under COVID-19. Now more than ever, students must rely on websites and digital communications to explore their college options and the college application. We will discuss how to express yourself through the application when activities and in class learning has changed drastically in under a year.


CTCL Session in Spanish: Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 11:00 AM

Obtenga más información sobre este grupo distintivo de instituciones de artes liberales. Colleges That Change Lives es una organización sin fines de lucro que apoya la búsqueda universitaria centrado en el estudiante. Discutiremos la historia de CTCL y el enfoque de sus miembros para la búsqueda de admisión a la universidad. El panel ofrecerá perspectivas sobre el valor de una educación en artes liberales, así como información más allá de las clasificaciones típicas. La sesión se presentará en español


REGISTRATION for sessions here: https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/ctcl/

SAVE THE DATE: NACAC Virtual College Fairs Start Sept. 13

Start exploring sessions and colleges NOW!

REGISTER HERE: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/events/5/sessions


NACAC Virtual College Fairs are designed from the ground up as mobile experiences that are intuitive, informative, interactive, and fun.

  • During each NACAC Virtual College Fair, more than 600 college and university representatives will be available to talk with you and other students!

  • On the day of each fair, log in to virtualcollegefairs.org using your phone or computer. It's totally easy to get around.

  • Create your itinerary by selecting which colleges you'd like to learn about! Sign up to attend their live and interactive Zoom sessions on how to apply, financial aid, student life, and more. Watch, learn, and get your questions answered about academics, athletics, diversity, study abroad, and other topics.

CCC Resource: Questions to ask a College Rep

Not sure what to ask during the Q & A portion of college presentations?

Look over this handout for ideas on what to ask and get the most out of your virtual sessions.


LINK BELOW and also available on the CCC website on the College Search page.

CCC Video Appointment

Make an appointment with Ms. Hazlewood using this link. Get support on your college exploration, college applications, or ask other college/career questions!