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. See webinar descriptions below.
More about Oak Meadow College Counseling
When: See dates and times below.
How it works: Fill out the form below and choose the seminar(s) you’d like to attend. A day or two before the seminar date, you will receive an email with login information.
College Counseling 101
After a brief overview of the college search/application process (for families and students of any age, Oak Meadow-enrolled or homeschooled), there will be time for specific questions or areas of interest. More specific information, directed to students in the process, is provided in the topical webinars.
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?
Visiting Schools and the Interview
What preparation is essential as I get ready to visit schools? How can I present myself? If I’m offered an interview (on-campus, or a local alumni interview), what can I expect?
Overview of the basic information sought in an application, and how it is reviewed (Common App, supplements, recommendations, and more).
What are they looking for? How do I start? Essential tips for writing a vibrant and authentic college essay.
Paying for College
How does financial aid work? How do I approach the FAFSA and other supplemental information that is requested of us?
The Gap Year
Are you unsure of your plans, and thinking about taking a break from school? Not sure you want to enroll somewhere, if there’s a chance you’d be learning remotely? What are your options? Gap years are becoming more popular in the U.S., and are even encouraged by some colleges. Learn how you can explore your interests, learn a trade, travel, and more, while also gaining more independence and better preparation for college.