Applying to college can be a daunting prospect, and without some structure and support, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We’re here to help!
Open to all students and families, Oak Meadow’s series of free college counseling webinars is designed to break down the college application process into manageable steps. We offer a basic college counseling session multiple times, with plenty of time for directed questions. A series of specific webinars for high school seniors are scheduled to match typical college application timelines. Scroll or click here for webinar descriptions.
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College Counseling Webinars
Looking Ahead to College Admissions
Get a broad overview of the college search/application process (for families and students of any age, Oak Meadow-enrolled or homeschooled), as it now stands. Learn what to be aware of well before you actually apply to college. More specific information, directed to juniors and seniors, is provided in the six topical webinars, enumerated below.
Developing Your List
How do I find the college that is the right fit for me? What resources are available and useful? What questions should I be addressing right from the start?
What will be asked of me in an application (transcripts, supplements, recommendations, Common App, and more)? How is my application reviewed?
Writing Your Essay
What are they looking for in my essay or short answers? How do I start? Essential tips for writing a vibrant and authentic college essay.
Paying for College
How does financial aid—need-based and other—work? How do I approach the FAFSA (revised in Dec 2023) and other supplemental information that is requested?
Taking a Gap
Are you considering taking a break from school? What are your options? Learn how you can explore your interests, learn a trade, travel, and more, while also gaining more independence and better preparation for college.