Application Bootcamp: schedule of USA College Day info sessions

We are running free sessions throughout USA College Day to build out your knowledge of the US admissions process.

Delivered by university representatives and Fulbright Commission staff, these 'Application Bootcamp' sessions will cover a variety of topics, from applying to highly-selective universities to building your list of extracurriculars, and from becoming a student athlete to completing essays and admissions tests.

Take a look and plan which sessions you would like to attend. Please note that some sessions are run more than once. If you have a more general question about applying to US universities, we will also be running a Q&A drop-in with an EducationUSA adviser.

  Sessions  
13:30 US vs UK universities (differences and similarities)
Francesca Salcedo-Edwards, Bennington College
Life beyond the classroom at a US university
Julie Merendino, American University
Types of US universities
Sonya Brauchle, Mercy College
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
14:00 Creating an extra-curricular list
Elyan Paz, Macalester College
How do US admission offices evaluate an application?
Piotr Skuza, University of Rhode Island
Finding your best fit university
Andrew Antone, Quinnipiac University
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
14:30

NCAA Eligibility Center

Elizabeth Thompson, NCAA Eligibility Center

Work opportunities as an International Student
Jessa Karki, Champlain College

Putting together your US application
Mandi Haines, Muhlenberg College
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
15:00 How to write a US admissions essay
Greg Manne, Dartmouth College
Standardised testing and test-optional institutions
Franklin Gaglione, Lake Forest College
Application types and admission decisions
Maggie Brackenridge, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
15:30 Funding US study
Lauren Panetti, University of Pittsburgh
Community Colleges
Laura Hosford-Yunker, Elgin Community College
How to stand out in the US admissions pool
Brenna May, Hamilton College
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
16:00

Student Panel
Jade Pitt, University of Notre Dame

Tom Evans, Bennington College

Tom Greensall, St Amrose College

Aaron Miller, Colgate University

Parent Panel

Lynne Orr, Georgia Tech

Peter Orchard, Georgia Tech

Jonathan Pedley, St Michael's College

Women's Colleges
Jessica Johnston, Scripps College
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
16:30 Finding your best fit university
Olivia Anderson, Savannah College of Art and Design
Becoming a student athlete in the US
Greg Debeljak, Case Western University
Applying to highly selective universities
Chaffee Viets, Georgia Institute of Technology
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
17:00 Types of US universities
Michelle Tissot, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Standardised testing and test-optional institutions
Niki McInteer, Wake Forest University
US vs UK universities (differences and similarities)
Alice Shaaf, Transylvania University
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
17:30 Applying to highly selective universities
Julie Chapman, Vanderbilt University
Life beyond the classroom at a US university
Kasey Scolavino, California State University, Monterey Bay
Putting together your US application
Megan Mankerian-Stem, Creighton University
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
18:00 Community Colleges
John Yu, Shasta College
How to stand out in the US admissions pool
Alex Alvendia-Wienkers, University of Southern California
Creating an extra-curricular list
Mackie Siebens, Bard College
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
18:30 How to write a US admissions essay
Benjamin Baum, St John's College
Becoming a student athlete in the US
Francesca De Riso, Sacred Heart University
Funding US study
Paul Keller, Rochester Institute of Technology
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA