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    • College Fairs Near You

      You may be getting ready to go back to school in person or virtually. Either way, we would like to wish you a great start of the year! We’re sure you’re excited to go back to school and continue working towards your college goals. As you get settled in the first couple of weeks of school, remember that during the Fall, colleges and universities begin to share information about their programs and student life all over the world. Given COVID-19, college reps will be sharing the most up-to-date information virtually. You can find college information sessions, tours, and even fairs online. Take advantage of all of the college fair opportunities, visit the following sites: NACAC WACAC SriveScan Your high school (check out if your school is hosting visits/fairs) College events (also check out your favorite college websites to find out about upcoming events) Meeting with admissions officers online is a great way to get some of your big questions answered and learn interesting tidbits about potential schools. This will also help you identify potential colleges that will make your final list or can potentially visit in the Spring. We hope this helps!

    • We Are Hosting Weekly College Admission Webinars Just For You (English & Español)

      Join us during our webinar series, College Admissions During COVID-19: How to Rise Up. Brooke Higgins of Crosswalk and Marisela Gomez of InspirED will share the latest on college admissions and through the application process. For more information and to register, go here. Acompañanos en nuestra seria de seminarios web, Cómo ser exitoso/a al solicitar admisión universitaria durante COVID-19. Brooke Higgins de Crosswalk y Marisela Gómez de InspirED le ayudarán con el proceso de admisión universitaria, a pesar de la pandemia. Para más informes, haz click aquí. It is time to get inspired!

    • Latest Updates from California State University

      Today, we were part of the California State University’s COVID-19 Response, Update webinar. April Grommo, Director of Enrollment Management Services, shared the latest changes made to the application for Fall 2021 (and possibly to future admission cycles). Here are some of the highlights: CSU is 100% TEST-BLIND (no scores will be used for admission purposed) If you take the ACT or SAT for Fall 2021, the scores will only be used for course placements Cal State Apply will have additional questions regarding extra-curricular activities, work experience, and academic program involvement Each campus will determine how the supplemental information is used (there is a possibility that freshman grades will be considered) Some supplemental factors that may be considered are: quantitative GPA for STEM, income level, participation educational programs, and activities mentioned above Middle-college students may have a competitive advantage given the rigor Pass/No Pass course policy will be extended to future application seasons Eligibility GPA is a 2.5 with no test scores Some campuses may consider 2.0-2.49 for in-state students *Fee waiver eligibility: adjusted on an annual basis No matter what year you are currently in, know that you can start putting your resume together. Make sure to add details on the activities and time commitment as these are possible factors that CSUs may consider in their review. The Cal State University application will be released on October 1, 2020. We will keep you posted as more information is released.

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    • YOUR TEAM | inspiredu

      Our Team Marisela Gomez has been involved in the higher education industry for over 15 years. She has read over 20,000 applications during her time as an admission counselor and enrollment manager at her alma mater, Santa Clara University. Her experience, as a first-generation student and admission officer, has enabled her to support families to understand the admission process with confidence and inspiration. ​ Marisela is an expert in the college admission/financial aid field. She has been invited to speak all over the Bay Area, other parts of California, and out of the country. She has been an invited guest at several Univision (Hispanic Television Network) programs and radio stations and interviewed by local newspapers. ​ ​ Marisela Gomez College Adviser Topher Williamson Essay Specialist Topher has worked at Stanford University’s Career Planning & Placement Center where he assisted undergrads as they sought internships and full time job opportunities. After returning to his alma mater, Santa Clara University, he recruited, evaluated and admitted athletes, freshman and transfer applicants. At Notre Dame de Namur University, he recruited, admitted and enrolled transfer students. This prepared him to work as a counselor and instructor at Ohlone College in Fremont, helping students prepare for the University of California, California State University and private schools. Then as Director of Admission and Records, he managed day-to-day operations and functions related to staff, course registration, grade reporting and students transcripts. After Ohlone College, Topher joined a Silicon Valley test prep/college consulting firm where he provided support for both high school and community students helping them navigate the process of applying to four-year universities. In January of 2017, Topher launched Veritas College Advising, a private consulting practice to provide college guidance and coaching for young adults in need of expert advising during the college search and application process. He has experience in engineering, the sciences, business, humanities, the arts. However, he specializes in computer science, electrical engineering, pre-med as well as accelerated medical programs (BS / MD). Taylor McDonald Essay Specialist Taylor McDonald is an anthropologist, writer, and copy editor based out of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Originally from Seattle, Washington, she earned her B.A. in Psychology at the age of 19. Following her graduation, she spent a year living in Cairo, Egypt teaching English at a local high school. She continued on to earn her MSc in Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology at Brunel University of London (U.K.). In her career, she has published 400+ articles and blog content for many major websites, spending a year working as a researcher and copy writer for wikiHow.com, among others. In her personal time, Taylor is an artist, photographer, gardener, and avid reader. In 2019 she read 60 books and it is her goal to read 70 in 2020. She is passionate about helping students achieve their goals for college and beyond. MEMBERS OF: Western Associations of College Admission Counseling National Association of College Admission Counseling

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