The Office of Admissions hosts live monthly webinars on a variety of topics, from information sessions for prospective students, to financial aid and application tips.

Webinars are online sessions that students, parents, counselors or educators can log in to at a pre-designated time. Friendly admissions and financial aid officers, as well as current Pomona students, use video sharing to present information on a scheduled topic, always with a Q&A period at the end. Recordings will be made available here once the sessions are complete.

Upcoming Webinars

Admissions & Financial Aid Directors' Chat

Friday, December 20, 2019 (3-4 p.m. PST)

Adam Sapp (Assistant Vice President & Director of Admissions) and Robin Thompson (Director of Financial Aid) will share their knowledge and will be available for the hour to answer any questions you may have about Pomona, admissions, and/or financial aid. This session is open to all.

Register for Admissions & Financial Aid Directors' Chat (December 20, 2019)

Application Cram! Last-Minute Questions

Friday, December 27, 2019 (2-3 p.m. PST)

We get it! Sometimes you just have a last-minute question or concern you need resolved before you can hit submit on that application. We're here to help. Pomona admissions staff will be tuning in from all over the U.S. while the College is closed to make sure you get all your inquiries answered. This session is ideal for seniors planning to submit an application to Pomona.

Register for Application Cram: Last-Minute Questions (December 27, 2019)

Past Webinars

Financial Aid 101

Monday, December 9, 2019 (3-4 p.m. PST)

The Office of Financial Aid will host an informational session about how to apply to Financial Aid at Pomona, deadlines and requirements, student employment on campus, and more. You are invited to ask questions that can be answered in a private chat box. This session is open to all but is ideal for seniors interested in applying for financial aid.

Register to access the recording: Financial Aid 101 (December 9, 2019)

Study Abroad, Research and Internships

Thursday, October 17, 2019 (4-5 p.m. PDT)

More than half of Pomona students do these three things! We’ll do a deep dive into student research opportunities, discuss how students find internships and utilize the Career Development Office (both before and after graduation), and highlight the various study abroad options at Pomona. This session is ideal for students of all grade levels are curious about these experiential learning opportunities.

Register to access the recording: Study Abroad, Research, and Internships (October 17, 2019)

Considering the Liberal Arts

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (4-5 p.m. PDT)

As a liberal arts college, Pomona offers an education that is both broad and deep, preparing students for a fast-changing world where multiple competencies (like critical thinking, creativity, writing and public speaking skills, and mathematical and scientific literacy) will be more crucial than ever. Staff and faculty members will lead a session on why the liberal arts is important for society and how students are leveraging their degree’s post-graduation. This session is ideal for students of all grade levels interested in learning about the educational philosophy of the liberal arts and/or about career outcomes for liberal arts graduates.

Register to access the recording: Considering a Liberal Arts College (October 2, 2019)

Applying to Pomona 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (4-5 p.m. PDT) for Domestic Students
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 (4-5 p.m. PDT) for International Students

How do I make my application stand out? What is “holistic review”? We’ll discuss how to apply (and how not to apply!), our own application review process, financial aid ins and outs, and some helpful application tips. A question and answer session will follow. This session is ideal for seniors who are seeking more information about applying to Pomona College.

Register to access the recording: Applying to Pomona for Domestic Students (September 10, 2019)
Register to access the recording: Applying to Pomona for International Students (September 11, 2019)

Exploring Academic Divisions & Majors

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 (4-5 p.m. PDT)

Pomona offers 48 different majors across four academic divisions: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Do you know what you want to study in college? Are you interested in learning more about all of the options? We will share more about the academic options at Pomona, innovative courses, our breadth requirements and most popular majors. This session is ideal for students of all grades who are interested in learning more about academic opportunities at Pomona.

Register to access the recording: Exploring Academic Divisions + Majors (August 7, 2019)

Acing the Summer College Visit

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (4-4:30 p.m. PDT)

Summertime is often an optimal time for students to visit college campuses. How can you make the most of your campus visit? Pomona staff will share more about opportunities to visit Pomona College, our Summer Information Session and Tour schedule, and tips & tricks on how best to utilize your time on campus, in Claremont, and in the greater Los Angeles area. Taking a cue from California's state motto, "Eureka!", we'll discuss what makes Southern California a great place to spend your college years and all the opportunities this area offers our students—from research, to internships, to social opportunities. This session is ideal for students of all grades (or family members) who are interested in planning a campus visit.

Register to access the recording: Acing the Summer College Visit (June 11, 2019)

Perspectives on Pomona (POP) Fall Fly-In Info Session

Thursday, June 6, 2019 (4-4:30 p.m. PDT)

Pomona offers a fall fly-in program for rising seniors who are part of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher ed—including rural, first-generation or ethnically or racially underrepresented students. Fly-in programs offer students the opportunity to visit and learn more about colleges —for free! We will walk you though the POP application and share more about what you can expect if accepted for a POP weekend program. This session is ideal for rising senior students studying in the United States and/or for high school/CBO counselors who are interested in learning more about POP.

Register to access the recording: POP Fall Fly-In Info Session (June 6, 2019)

Pomona 101: A Virtual Visit to Pomona

Thursday, May 2, 2019 (4-5 p.m. PDT)

Unable to visit campus but interested in a virtual visit? Pomona 101 will provide an introduction to Pomona College's unique features and liberal arts curriculum. Admissions staff will also discuss our admissions process, the basics of financial aid, and will be happy to answer questions both live or in a private chat-box. This session is great for students or parents who are new to Pomona College and are interested in an introductory information session.

Register to access the recording: Pomona 101 (May 2, 2019)

Pomona College: Alumni Panel

Monday, April 22, 2019 (4-5 p.m. PDT)

Pomona graduates will be ready to chat live about their experiences both as students and after they have "flown the coop" into the real world. This session is great for students from all grades seeking more information about how graduates from the College have used their liberal arts degrees and experience to gain access to amazing opportunities upon graduation.

Register to access the recording: Pomona College: Alumni Panel (April 22, 2019)

Pomona College: Admissions & Financial Aid

Monday, March 18, 2019 (4-4:45 p.m. PDT)

General admissions information and financial aid session with an open Q&A at the end of the presentation for prospective students. This session is great for 9-11th graders seeking more general information about Pomona.

Register to access the recording: Pomona College: Admissions & Financial Aid (March 18, 2019)

Please direct any questions to the webinar coordinator, Katrina Bruno.