2021 Virtual College Conference


Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 6 to 8:30 p.m.


The 2021 Virtual College Conference is a great opportunity for high school families to listen to professionals about the ins and outs of preparing for college. Our presenters come from colleges and businesses from across the country and are available to answer your questions. Students and Families from all BSD high schools are welcome to join the live virtual sessions.

2021 Virtual College Conference

Conference Schedule

  • Welcome and Keynote Speech: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Session A: 6:40-7:10 p.m.
  • Session B: 7:20 – 7:50 p.m.
  • Session C: 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • For an optimal technology experience, parents are encouraged to join sessions using their student’s BSD account.
  • Sessions marked with an * are available with closed captions in the following languages: Español, 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese), 傳統漢 (Traditional Chinese), हिंदी (Hindi), 한국어 (Korean) and Việt (Vietnamese).
  • All sessions will be recorded and posted on this page.

College Application Process 101 – For Parents

Bellevue High School

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

Interlake High School

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

Newport High School

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


Sammamish High School

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

International School

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Session begins at 6:40


Big Picture School

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Session begins at 8:00

Sesión presentada en español

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


PANEL Sessions

Public Universities in the State of Washington *

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

Canadian Colleges

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


Black Excellence- Get Your College On!

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

Fine and Performing Arts Colleges and Universities

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


Admission Process at Private Colleges and Universities *

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

Transfer, Tech and Two-year programs

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


College Application Topics

Finding the Right Fit *

Claire Nold-Glaser, Independent College Counselor

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

Putting Yourself on Paper: Writing the College Essay *

Jennifer Townsend, Bellevue HS teacher

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


College Entrance Exams:  SAT & ACT *

Molly Metz, Independent College Counselor

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

College Success for Students with Learning Differences

Amy Stay, Bellevue HS teacher

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


Military Options in College Education

Troy Niehaus, Advisor, Varsity Student Institute

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

Navigating the NCAA Eligibility Center

Larry Judd, Advisor, Varsity Student Institute

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


Financial Aid

Financial Aid from the College and University Perspective *

James Flowers, Financial Aid Office (UW)

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

Financial Aid – How it Works and How to Qualify

David Aramaki, Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


Paying for College Without Going Broke

Paula Bishop, CPA, Financial Aid Advisor

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


Save Thousands on the Cost of College

Peg Keough, Financial Advisor Way to the Quad

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Sessions begin at 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.


Sponsor


Bellevue Schools Foundation Logo

The College Conference is made possible by donations from the Bellevue Schools Foundation.


Questions?


Contact your school counselor or send us an email.