College Talk. This Just In: The Latest in Counseling for College Admissions



This Just In: The Latest in Counseling Students for College Admissions For Current HS Sophomores & Juniors

Recording Description:

Join us for an informative and interactive session where we’ll delve into the latest trends and nuanced updates for students navigating the college admissions process in 2024 and 2025. Our expert panel of educators, college counselors, and admissions professionals will provide valuable insights to help students and their families make informed decisions during these dynamic times.


1. Welcome and Introduction

  • Opening remarks and event overview.

2. Keynote Address by Avram Schlesinger: Navigating the Changing Landscape 

  • Understanding the evolving landscape of college admissions.
  • Overview of challenges and opportunities in the 2024 and 2025 application cycles.

3. Emerging Trends in College Admissions

  • Discussion of current and anticipated trends in college admissions.
  • Topics may include:
    • Test-optional and test-blind policies.
    • Impact of the pandemic on admissions criteria.
    • Holistic application reviews.
    • Changes in standardized testing.
    • The role of extracurricular activities.
    • Demonstrated interest and interviews.
    • Early decision and early action trends.
    • Sports recruitment advice.
    • Scholarships and financial aid updates & resources.

4. Q&A Session 

  • Attendees can ask questions to the panelists and receive personalized advice

Who Should Attend:

  • High school students in the classes of 2025 and 2026 (current sophomores and juniors in high school)
  • Parents and guardians.
  • School counselors and educators.
  • College admissions professionals and counselors.

Event Hosts:

  • Avram Schlesinger, College Counselor
  • Mary Miele, College Counselor & Learning Specialist
  • Dana Ponsky, College Counselor