The College Admissions Process for Parents and Family Members
Know a high school junior?
Wondering how you can help support your student through the college admissions process over the next year? Sign up to attend our special virtual events this spring. 
As the parent or family member of a junior in high school, you're sure to have more than a few questions about the college admissions process right now. Join us for a few special virtual information sessions to help answer all the questions on your mind! 

Each session will begin with a twenty-minute presentation followed by time for a Q&A session with our admissions officers. 

What are you looking for?

Wednesday, February 21; 8-9 p.m. EST

Location? Academic discipline? Food? Weather? Size? In this special information session for family members of high school juniors, a Bowdoin admissions officer will lay out the factors you and your student should consider to start building your college list. We'll lay out some first steps for your family to consider in your search and how to start exploring colleges that fit your criteria.

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What are we looking for?

Wednesday, March 20; 8-9 p.m. EDT

What does holistic review mean? Is test-optional really optional? What matters in a college application? Join a Bowdoin admissions officer to learn more about the application review process and how we learn more about your student throughout their application. We'll cover how each piece of a college application helps us learn more about your student. 

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How do I learn more?

Wednesday, April 24; 8-9 p.m. EDT

Now that you have a sense of what you're looking for and what we're looking for, we'll cover how your student can start to build knowledge beyond their college list. If a college checks all your student's boxes, what are the next steps?  As your student wraps up their junior year, we'll discuss next steps to pursue over the summer to determine if a college is truly a good fit. We'll cover scheduling virtual and visit options, best questions to ask, and what to look for.

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