Let's make it easier to find the school that's perfect for you.
The college search is already challenging for students and families. So Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams are putting our own rivalries aside, and hosting a series of virtual events for students, families, and counselors.
Students: RSVP for the events below that interest you, and browse recordings of previous sessions at the bottom of the page. You can also fill out one easy form to get admission information about each school.
Designed for all first-generation and/or low-income students and their families.
Navigating and Belonging: A Special Session for First-Generation and Low-Income Students
Learn how our six colleges ensure that first-generation and low-income students have the resources they need to succeed—from financial aid to academic support to building a community.
Designed for high school juniors and their families.
In the spirit of cooperation, our six schools are teaming up to help with your college search. We’re working together to make jumpstarting your college search a little easier.
Learn how to start your college search as a high school junior, featuring admission directors from Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams.
🌏 Designed for international students and their families.
Starting the College Search: Session 1
Special information about the college search, featuring international admissions counselors from Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams.
Cooperation and Coronavirus
Normally, our six schools compete against each other—on the playing field, and in the college application process. What's different now? How does it affect you?
Faculty, Classes, and Undergraduate Research
What does that faculty-to-student ratio really mean? What are classes like? We'll talk about the academic experience, from choosing a major to research and beyond.
Applying in the Time of COVID
Worried about how disruptions to extracurriculars, athletics, and exams will affect your college application? What's the one thing you shouldn't write in your application essay this year?
Financial Aid and Affording College
Is there a difference between a grant and a scholarship? What's need-based aid? We'll cover the basics, untangle the jargon, and talk about supporting students—through pandemics, and whatever else comes up.
Campus Life and Building a Community
Leadership and belonging. New friends uniting around shared causes. Find your place and explore new interests. Let's get into the details of your life outside the classroom.
Outcomes and Opportunity
What do our graduates go on to do? We'll talk about careers, graduate schools, fellowships, and life after college.
Special Session for International Applicants
International Students: Session 1
Meet with international admissions staff from Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams.
Special Session for QuestBridge Applicants
QuestBridge National Scholarship Match Program
The National College Match is a college admission and scholarship process through which high-achieving, low-income students can be admitted early with full scholarships to QuestBridge college partners.