Application bootcamp sessions at USA College Day

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  
13:20 US vs UK universities (differences and similarities)
Wade Sherman, St. Cloud State University
Life beyond the classroom at a US university
Landon Segress, University of Kentucky
Types of US universities
Erin Conley, James Madison University
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
13:40 Creating an extra-curricular list
Kim Lord, Vassar College
Holistic review
Mary de Villiers, University of Notre Dame
Finding your best fit university
Mame Mor Ndiaye, Northwestern University
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
14:00

Sports recruitment & NCAA eligibility
Elizabeth Thompson, NCAA Eligibility Center

Work opportunities as an International Student
Shannon O’Hagan, University of Missouri (Mizzou)

Putting together your US application
Ronn Beck, Salve Regina University
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
14:20 How to write a US admissions essay
Natalie T. Chang, Ohio Dominican University
How to stand out in the admissions pool
Lisa Raney, Syracuse University
Becoming a student athlete in the US
Mick Wigal, Nova Southeastern University
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
14:40 Financial aid at US universities: show me the money!
Loutfi Jirari, DePauw University
Applying to highly selective universities
Jess Lord, Haverford College
Standardised testing and test-optional institutions
Matthew Maurano, Providence College
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
15:00

Student Panel

Parent Panel

Sports recruitment & NCAA eligibility
Elizabeth Thompson, NCAA Eligibility Center
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
15:20 Finding your best fit university
Lisa Lagerquist, Saint Michael's College
Becoming a student athlete in the US
Karen Scott, Texas Christian University
Community Colleges
Christina Delgado, Irvine Valley College
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
15:40 Types of US universities
Stacey Acquaro, Stony Brook University
Standardised testing and test-optional institutions
Jacob Wooden, University of Denver
US vs UK universities (differences and similarities)
Antonia Boorman, Minerva University
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
16:00 Applying to highly selective universities
Isthier Chaudhury, Trinity College
Life beyond the classroom at a US university
Kevin Murray, Drexel University
Putting together your US application
Libna Noor, University of Utah
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
16:20 Community Colleges
Melissa Lyon, Golden West College
How to stand out in the US admissions pool
Casey Egger, Western Washington University
Creating an extra-curricular list
Erin Guth, Beloit College
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA 
16:40 How to write a US admissions essay
Lorenzo Wilcox, University of Oregon
Liberal Arts Colleges
Kenley Jones, University of Redlands
Funding US study
Kaye-Lani Laughna, Davidson College
Q&A drop-in with EducationUSA