March 28, 2020 Newsletter Updated Acceptances
Liz La Porte Dear Friends, I hope you and your families are well and safe. I normally publish my newsletters on a monthly basis, but due to a recent UC announcement for transfers and newly admitted students (including financial aid info), I thought you should receive the information sooner than later. But first, here's a reminder (from my neighborhood) that the beauty of spring, despite everything, is here. For Admitted Students: UC Campuses Announce Online Programs
As part of UC's ongoing effort to limit the potential spread of coronavirus, campuses are now transitioning to online events:
Virtual Open House
Webinars (live and recorded)
Phone, email and/or text opportunities
Social media events and programs
Admitted, transfer or wait listed students, feel free to contact the campuses for any questions.
Financial Aid Update
Students and families who believe that their situation requires a re-evaluation of their financial aid should be advised to:
Utilize the campus financial aid calculators to determine if the change in your finances would affect the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive.
If the calculator shows a change in financial aid eligibility you should contact the campus(es) that you have been admitted to for available appeal processes.
Contact information, including the best way to reach the financial aid office during remote operations, is available through your portal or on the financial aid website. Follow-up will be handled by email, telephone calls or virtual meetings as needed.
Evaluations are likely to occur later this summer and on a case-by-case basis; requirements may vary from campus to campus. College Admission Seminar via Zoom, Wed, April 1, 4-5pm "College Admission Preparation for Sophomores and Juniors" on Wednesday, April 1, 4pm-5pm. $75. Join this Zoom seminar to better understand the topics that have a substantial impact on the college admission process:
Which is the Best Fit for You: SAT vs. ACT?
Should You Take the SAT Subject Tests?
How Can I Increase My UC and Top-Tier Eligibility?
Do My Extracurricular Activities Really Matter?
To enroll and to receive a Zoom invitation, email me at contact@lpeducationadvising.
Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, I'm available for no obligation 45-minute consultation to discuss your college admission needs and academic goals. Stay well, Liz
Raised in Lafayette, Liz La Porte is an experienced college advisor and credentialed high school English teacher, who founded her education practice in 2012 to help students successfully navigate the college admission process. Working one-on-one with her students to maximize their applications and to write genuinely personal essays, her students have been accepted to Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, UCB, Duke, and others. Liz has presented at NACAC College Fairs, to Lamorinda community groups and to schools throughout the Bay Area. She attended Swarthmore College and UC Berkeley. View her bio here. Liz is now accepting new students. Call (650) 766-0969 for a free initial consultation. Visit www.lpeducationadvising.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For archived newsletters, click here. Copyright © 2020 Liz La Porte All Rights Reserved