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College Search Workshops

Ready to get started on your college search but not sure where to start? Join one of our experienced counselors to walk through various topics relevant to the steps ahead. Workshops include a live chat to answer all your questions. Students considering Salve Regina or simply wanting to learn more as they navigate through this process are encouraged to register.

Workshops for High School Juniors and Sophomores

Understanding the Financial Aid Process
7 p.m. Thursday, April 22

We understand the financial commitment that our students and families make in order to make attending Salve Regina a reality. A college education is one of the most significant investments you will make. We truly feel that the education, growth and all around experience our students have with the Salve Regina community provide for a high return on your investment. In this session, join Donna Cournoyer, associate director of financial aid, to learn more about how our financial aid office can provide for you throughout your college search and beyond.

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The College Process: Building a Balanced List of Schools
7 p.m. Thursday, May 6

With more than 5,000 colleges and universities across the United States sending millions of emails and brochures each year, the number of options can feel daunting. This workshop will help you filter through the noise and create a balanced and manageable college application list. We will identify the factors that are most important to your happiness and success in college, show you where to find accurate and reliable information to aid your search, and help you to get organized with a sample college comparison spreadsheet. The workshop will include a question-and-answer session.

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It’s Time We Talk: Tips for a Successful College Interview 
7 p.m. Thursday, May 13

You've surfed the web, joined the mailing list and maybe even toured the campus. It's time to move on to the next phase of your college search. The college interview is an opportunity to share your story, unveil the myth behind the mystery of an applicant file and dig deeper in learning about the colleges on your list. But what if you feel anxious? What if you forget what you were going to say? What if you just don't have the answer to the question? This workshop will review interview prep, sample questions and how to handle sticky situations so you will leave the interview having improved your chance of admission.

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Breaking Barriers: A Toolkit for First-Generation Students
7 p.m. Thursday, May 20

Going to college is a monumental accomplishment for any incoming freshman, but for some students, this isn’t just a personal achievement - it’s a milestone for everyone in their family. First-generation college students can be a source of pride for a family, but being the first to pursue a college degree can also present unique challenges - namely, that they cannot benefit from their parents’ college experience. This workshop will explore what it means to be a first-generation student, discuss obstacles you may face, and offer tips and strategies on how to face them head-on.

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Workshops for Prospective Families

Supporting Your Child Throughout the College Decision-Making Process
7 p.m. Thursday, April 15

Join Colleen Emerson, dean of admissions and mom of a Salve Regina sophomore, as she discusses how to guide your child to find their new home. Ultimately the decision is theirs, but for 17 years you have watched them grow, you have seen them face challenges and you know where they thrive. Your role is valuable, but when do you push and when do you let go? We will talk about supporting them as they make their final decision on where they will be heading next fall. From navigating the influences of friends to talking about the financial investment, you play an important part in helping them find their way.

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Virtual Regional Receptions

Join us for a virtual gathering with students, alumni and friends of the University. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to take this opportunity to connect with other students and alumni in your region. Admitted students and those just starting their college search are welcome. Join in with your family from the comfort of your own home for the event "near you."

7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 13

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Upstate New York and Pennsylvania
7 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 15

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Mid-Atlantic States
7 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 22

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7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 27

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Seaside Chats

Join Jim Fowler, vice president for enrollment management, for a series of informative conversations with Salve Regina alumni and other campus leaders. Learn more about the University's reputation for excellence and the strong, mentor-driven education students receive in their academic program of choice as well as their transformational experience outside the classroom.

7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13

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7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14

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7:30 p.m. Monday, April 19

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7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21

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7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28

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To view past episodes featuring University faculty, visit our Seaside Chats playlist on YouTube.