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.

Counselors and CBOs: browse upcoming events just for you.


Upcoming Sessions

SEP21
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
8:00 p.m. EDT

Majors, Minors, and More: The Academic Experience at a Liberal Arts College

What are classes like? How do students explore academic interests? Faculty and current students will talk about the academic experience at a liberal arts college—from choosing a major to relationship building and research opportunities.

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OCT18
Monday, October 18, 2021
8:00 p.m. EDT

Beyond the Classroom: Real Talk with Students and Campus Advisors

Leadership and belonging. New friends and shared causes. Find your place and explore new interests. Let's get into the details of your life outside of academics.

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Designed for all first-generation and/or low-income students and their families.

NOV8
Monday, November 8, 2021
7:00 p.m. EST

Navigating & Belonging: A Special Session for First-Generation and Low-Income Students

It’s First-Generation Student College Day! Let’s celebrate the many experiences and ways First-Generation students might identify. And 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.

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🌏 Designed for international students and their families.

SEP29
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
9:00 a.m. EDT
OCT12
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
11:00 a.m. EDT
NOV3
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
4:00 p.m. EDT

Home Away from Home: Special Sessions for International Students and Their Families

Hear from the international admissions officers at our six schools about tools to help you navigate the US college search process. There will be time for questions and to meet with the admissions officer from each institution at the end of the program.

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Previously Recorded Sessions

Designed for all first-generation and/or low-income students and their families.

Fly-In Programs

Wondering what a fly-in program is and whether it's the right option for you? Join us to learn about our respective programs and how they can benefit you. We'll offer advice so that you can submit the strongest application possible.

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.

Junior Jumpstart

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.