Navigating the College Admissions Cycle: Demystifying the Covid (and post-Covid) College Admissions Process For Your High-School Student

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College admissions can feel like a black box. Yet it's a black box where everyone you know has an opinion.

Should you apply early? Do the essays really matter? And of course now with Covid, do you still need to take the ACT/SATs? What happens if you don't?

For most YaleWomen alums with high schoolers starting to think about college, it's been a long time since we were "in the process," and so much has changed.

Luckily for you, we pulled together 3 amazing experts for our panel on demystifying the college admissions process.

Please join us for this information-rich panel with plenty of time for Q&A so that you can get all your quesitons answered...And from the comfort of your own home. What's not to love?

P.S. If your good friend is going through the same confusion or uncertainty, feel free to share this event with them as well.


About Our Panelists:

Eva Scalzo (YC '94): Eva ’s passion and drive for education began early in life when she attended Mater Dei High School, captained their CIF Championship swim team and graduated with highest honors. She learned early on the importance of hard work, honesty, integrity, drive and determination, and the impact these had on future success. Eva went on to attend Yale University where she was a member of their NCAA Division 1 swim team, winning Ivy League titles with her team while concurrently qualifying for the U.S. National Long Distance Team, training at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and being voted US National Team Captain . She graduated from Yale. After graduation, Eva’s entrepreneurial spirit drove her to establish her own academic tutoring company in Orange County, California. In 2008, Eva founded Eva Scalzo Advising, shifting her focus to helping students navigate the complicated field of college admissions. Eva is a member of the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors (WACAC), and the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC).

Deborah J. Moritz, Ph.D. (PhD, '87): Debbie , is an Independent Educational Consultant assisting high school students with all aspects of the college application process including college list development, essay brainstorming and planning, essay feedback, testing strategy, and summer activity planning. She has been the principal at College Decrypted (formerly Peninsula Pathways to College) since 2015. She has also volunteered at a number of community based organizations and high schools serving low income and first generation college applicants. These include the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, Foundation for a College Education, the Peninsula College Fund, Mills High School, Menlo-Atherton High School, and Foothill College. She served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF from 1989-1997 and on the faculty of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University from 1991-1997. From 1980-1982 she was a pre-professional advisor in the College of Liberal Arts at Boston University. Dr. Moritz holds a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University (1979), a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Yale University (1987) and a Certificate in College Admissions and Career Planning from the UC Berkeley Extension (2015).

Jazzmin Lu (YC '15): Jazzmin’s career in admissions started at Yale, where she worked as both a Summer Recruitment Coordinator and as a Summer Residential Counselor. In these roles, Jazzmin answered students’ (and parents’) questions about Yale’s admissions process and mentored a group of low-income, and/or first-generation Yale first-years. She then served as a College Access Fellow at 12+, where she worked closely with high school juniors and seniors, helping them interpret financial aid packages and guiding them through the often difficult college search and selection process. In 2015, she made her way back to California, working as an admissions officer and later as Assistant Dean of Admissions at Pomona College. She currently works as an online College Counselor at Collegewise where she guides students and families through their high school and admissions journey–with a focus on finding best fit colleges and encouraging students to find their voice in application essays.

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October 08, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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