On December 2nd, Unigo and The Wall Street Journal are hosting a live webcast, called Inside the Admissions Office, with the Heads of Admissions from Princeton, U. Penn, Williams, Wesleyan, U. Vermont, Marquette, Grinnell and Bryn Mawr College.  It will be free and streamed from wsj.unigo.com, as part of Unigo’s new partnership with The Wall Street Journal, and students can send in questions for us to ask, in advance, at wsjoncampus@unigo.com.


Admissions Officers from Eight Top Colleges Discuss and Demystify the College Admissions Process


NEW YORK (Nov. TK, 2009) —WSJ On Campus, the new college resource from The Wall Street Journal and Unigo.com, will present a free, interactive webcast – Inside the Admissions Office.  The webcast airs live on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. EST viahttp://wsj.unigo.com and partner sites.

Inside the Admissions Office features heads of admissions from eight selective colleges and universities in an interactive discussion about the state of college admissions today  Participating heads of admissions represent Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Williams College, Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College, Grinnell College, Marquette University and the University of Vermont; event will be broadcast live from Wesleyan University.  The panelists will also answer questions sent in by high school students and parents around the country.

These panelists are well-positioned to provide insider advice and address the concerns of the three million families who are currently grappling with the task of filling out college applications and competing for entrance into some of the nation’s most selective institutions.  Families devote considerable time, effort and money to the college admissions process, and WSJ On campus will provide this free opportunity to learn directly from the professionals who are making admissions decisions.

Inside The Admissions Office will be moderated by Jordan Goldman, the founder and CEO of Unigo.com, and will cover topics including:

  • An inside look at the process of reviewing a college application;
  • Ranking the importance of grades, test scores, essays, interviews and recommendations;
  • How would one’s weaknesses best be addressed in an application?
  • What can disqualify an otherwise strong applicant?
  • Making one’s application stand out among the thousands received;
  • Does financial need have an impact on admissions?
  • What role should parents play?
  • Who exactly are admissions officers? What are their goals?
  • Has an admissions decision ever caused them to lose sleep?

The webcast will be available on-demand following the event via http://wsj.unigo.com.  High school students and families may submit questions to be asked on the panel, in advance, by sending an email to WSJoncampus@unigo.com.  Students whose questions are selected will also win a laptop computer.

Webcast Details:

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Time: 7 p.m. EST; recorded replay available following the event

Webcast URL: WSJ.unigo.com

Cost: Brought to you free by WSJ On Campus

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