1st Catholic Colleges Virtual Fair

Date of Virtual Fair:

Tuesday, September 29, 2020   

Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET

Spread the word to your students! Over 100 of our Catholic colleges and universities are participating in this free event.

Please note the following:

  • Student registration is required to participate in the fair. Only one registration per student, please.
  • Spaces will most likely fill up to capacity, so please encourage students to register EARLY.
  • Registration is only for students, not for parents and counselors. 

Register here 


Students should register for each session that they want to attend. Once they register, they’ll receive a confirmation email with their unique link to join the Zoom webinar.

(Students will also receive a barcode, but the barcode is not necessary for this virtual event.)  When students register, they are sharing their registration information only with colleges presenting on that particular panel and the sponsoring organization, CTCL. StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties.

Parents should register their students using their student’s information.

Featured Presentations

Sunday, September 27 @ 9:00 am CDT – CTCL and the Liberal Arts

Sunday, September 27 @ 1:00 pm CDT – Test Optional – What Does it Really Mean?

Sunday, September 27 @ 8:00 pm CDT – You Don’t Have a School of Business?

Monday, September 28 @ 10:00 am CDT – Starting a College Search in a Virtual World

Monday, September 28 @ 4:00 pm CDT – CTCL and the Liberal Arts

Monday, September 28 @ 6:00 pm CDT – Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts

Tuesday, September 29 @ 9:00 am CDT – CTCL Presentation for Counselors

Tuesday, September 29 @ 12:00 pm CDT – Acing the Interview

Wednesday, September 30 @ 9:00 am CDT – CTCL for International Students

Individual college sessions are being held as well. For the full schedule and registration use the link, below:

Virtual College Sessions

Virtual College Fairs & Exploration

IACAC is proud to present our Virtual College Exploration Program, for all Illinois students, September 15 - October 22.

The six-week program consists of hundreds of opportunities for students to learn about the college search process and about many different colleges through panel presentations and information sessions.

Students will gain a wealth of college knowledge, get exposure to a variety of colleges, and have the opportunity to ask questions of admission counselors, all in a safe, flexible, online environment.

All high school students, parents, and counselors throughout Illinois are all welcome to attend. Registration is required. Participation is free.

Students should participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admission counselors. If students are unable to attend live, we still encourage them to register for the sessions they are interested in and recordings will be available on the IACAC website later.

EduCanada Virtual Fair for Students and ParentsTuesday, October 6
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Eastern time
Meet representatives from Canadian universities, colleges, language schools and high schools and learn about opportunities for studying in Canada!

Register here for the Virtual Fair

CARR Virtual Lunch Visit

CARR is pleased to share our upcoming Virtual Lunch Visit schedule with you, students from across the state are welcome to attend. Over 81 CARR member Colleges and Universities from across the nation and around the world will be offering daily virtual Lunch visits. We will be using Zoom Webinar where students will not be on camera and will be muted but are encouraged to ask questions in the Q and A box. Sessions will be recorded and posted on our CARR website as well as our CARR YouTube Channel in the hopes that this helps the information become accessible for students who cannot attend live sessions. 

The Virtual Lunch Visit program is set up in two sessions:

Session A: Wednesday, September 9-Thursday, October 15

Session B: Monday, October 19-Monday, November 19 

CARR institutions have committed to present three times in each Session during the week they signed up for. There are up to 9 CARR members presenting each day. Below are the weekly presentation formats: 

Group 1:

Monday/Tuesday: 12:00 PM-12:50 PM

Friday: 11:30 AM-12:20PM

Group 2:

Wednesday/Thursday: 12:00 PM-12:50 PM

Friday: 12:30 PM-1:20 PM

Your students must pre-register with us at the following link:

Students will be able to use the registration link to select the schools they are interested in, select the dates of the presentations they would like to attend, and register for those sessions. Students will be asked to confirm that they will allow their contact information to be shared with their school counselor as well as the CARR institution whose presentations they selected to attend. The morning of the event, a Zoom Webinar link will be provided to the email address used on the registration form.

Why Study in the UK - 9/12 - 10/11:  Best of U Sessions

A webinar for students, families, counselors and anyone interested in UK study.  This webinar will take place on Saturday 12th September 2020 @5pm (UK time), EDT 12:00pm, CDT 11:00am, PDT 9:00am 

Please register here. The BEST of U consortium will deliver its standard suite of presentations for all those interested in the UK. This will include short presentations on:

  • Why choose the UK? (10 minutes)

  • How to apply to the UK? (10 minutes)

  • Individual presentations from BEST of U universities (5 minutes each)

 2nd chance webinar for students, families, counselors and anyone interested in UK study.  This webinar will take place on Sunday 11th October 2020 @5pm (UK time), EDT 12:00pm, CDT 11:00am, PDT 9:00am 

 Please register here. The BEST of U consortium will deliver its standard suite of presentations for all those interested in the UK. This will include short presentations on:

  • Why choose the UK? (10 minutes)

  • How to apply to the UK? (10 minutes)

  • Individual presentations from BEST of U universities (5 minutes each)

 The BEST of U consortium: Bristol University, Durham University, Newcastle University, Southampton University and the University of York are five top ranked UK universities that have been travelling together since 2014. All members of the UK Russell Group (sometimes referred to as the UK’s Ivy League), we have been hosting information events across the USA and Canada since 2014. The UK is an increasingly popular option for North American students because of the time and cost savings that can be gained, and more students are considering studying their Bachelor’s degree here.


 Best of British Virtual Tour

The University of Edinburgh, the University of Oxford and King's College London are pleased to announce a series of webinars for prospective undergraduate applicants from 19 to 22 September 2020.

 This tour aims to provide information, advice and guidance to juniors, seniors, their families and school counsellors about undergraduate study in the UK in general, and at the Universities of Edinburgh, Oxford and King's in particular.

 We will be running four open sessions on the following dates & times:

  • Saturday, 19 September- 4-5:30pm UK time

  • Sunday, 20 September- 7-8:30pm UK time

  • Monday, 21 September- 8-9:30pm UK time

  • Tuesday, 22 September - 8-9:30pm UK time

 To find out more and to register, please visit: 2020 Best of British Virtual Tour


Bit Camps:  UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, NYU and moreBit Camps: UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, NYU and more

Students from UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, NYU, etc. dedicated to democratizing technical education are working with industry professionals to offer Bit Camps via Bit Project.

 Bit Project would like to offer another FREE 5-8 weeks software engineering bootcamp for high school and college students who want to explore various careers in tech called BitCamps. Students work with mentors from prestigious institutions and seasoned engineers from the industry to learn about cutting edge technology. Bit Project wanted to create a program like this because we believe in giving students the opportunity to work with real mentors on projects using industry-standard tools. 

Here is a quick overview of the program: 

  • The program will start on September 21st, remotely. Announcements will be made on September 16th on who got accepted into the program. 

  • You will receive the chance to meet and network with professionals, who will be the mentors during the program, and undergraduate students across the nation.

  • In regards to technical experience required, we do take into account a typical high school student’s experience in programming. We highly recommend that you are able to show genuine interest in the program through the application. Moreover, we would love to get to know you more through the application, so please work hard on it! 

  • You will work on a team, but you will have the opportunity to work on your own coding projects. The main goal of the program is to present your work in a live webinar. You can check out our previous webinar here.

  • For more information, please click on this link to look at a more detailed overview of the program.

If you are interested, click this link to APPLY! The application deadline is September 7th. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any more questions.


Academic Enrichment and College Prep with Columbia University

Columbia University’s Programs for High School Students are offering our Academic Year Immersion program in an online format for Fall 2020. We are proud to deliver a rigorous, 10-week academic program with more than 40 courses offered on Saturdays and Sundays for two hours in the morning or afternoon. 

Each weekend, students can take advantage of extra-curricular opportunities, including our College Prep Series. These workshops present insider tips on starting the college search process, utilizing the Common Application, and making each part of the application a true reflection of the student’s best self.

For any interested applicants, please share with them that they can have their application fee waived by using this code: HSIM220.