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Connect Through Webinars

Pomona Admissions offers live monthly webinars on a variety of topics, from Pomona 101, to alumni panels, financial aid and application tips and explorations of different majors. Students, parents, counselors or educators are invited to register and log in to a webinar at a pre-designated time, but recordings will also be made available here once the sessions have concluded. 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. Craving a topic you don’t see listed here? Share your idea with our webinar coordinator, Katrina Bruno.

Upcoming Webinars

Transfer Applicants Q&A 

Monday, February 8, 2020 • 4-5 p.m. PST

Applying to transfer to Pomona? Join a webinar with the Pomona Admissions Transfer Team for updated application information and for answers to all of your questions!

Register for Transfer Applicants Q&A

Past Webinars

Application Cram! Last-Minute Questions

Monday, December 28, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT and Tuesday, January 5, 2021 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

We get it! Sometimes you just have a last-minute question or concern you need resolved before you can hit submit on that application. This session is an annual tradition for Pomona staff to come back together over winter break to chat with you while sipping our cocoa or hot cider. We're here to help!

Register to access the recording: Application Cram! Last-Minute Questions (Dec. 28)

Register to access the recording: Application Cram! Last-Minute Questions (Jan. 5)

EDII Director's Chat

Monday, December 21, 2020 • 4:15-5 p.m. PDT

Join Director of Admissions Adam Sapp and Assistant Dean Cris Monroy '14 as they answer all the questions prospective Early Decision II applicants might have, from application deadlines (January 8), to how applications are reviewed, campus culture and financial aid. If you missed the session, feel welcome to listen to the recording.

Recording of EDII Director's Chat (Dec. 21)

Pomona 101: A Virtual Visit to Pomona

Thursday, December 17, 2020 • 4-5 p.m. PDT

This introduction to Pomona College's unique features and liberal arts curriculum may fill the gaps in your knowledge. 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.

Recording of Pomona 101 - A Virtual Visit to Pomona (Dec. 17) coming soon!

Pomona Admissions & Financial Aid Leaders Chat

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

Adam Sapp (Director of Admissions) and Uvaldo Calderón (Associate Director of Financial Aid) will share their knowledge and look forward to answering any questions you may have about Pomona, admissions, and/or financial aid.

Recording of Pomona Admissions & Financial Aid Leaders Chat (Dec. 16) coming soon!

A Deep Dive into Academics & Application Tips

Thursday, December 10, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PST (Domestic) and 10-11 a.m. PST (International)

Pomona offers 48 different majors across four academic divisions: Natural Sciences (STEM), Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Interdisciplinary fields. We will showcase all the academic options at Pomona, while highlighting innovative courses, explaining our breadth requirements, sharing our most popular majors, and explain cross-registering for courses across the Claremont Consortium. Got application questions? How do you make your application stand out? What is “holistic review”? Our application review process, financial aid ins and outs, and some helpful application tips will also be addressed.

Register to access the recording: A Deep Dive into Academics & Application Tips (Domestic) (December 10, 2020)

Register to access the recording: A Deep Dive into Academics & Application Tips (International) (December 10, 2020)

Pomona College & QuestBridge: What’s Next?

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PST

Learn more about the QuestBridge application process from members of our Access Team. For those who were not matched through QuestBridge, we discuss how to move your QuestBridge application to Early Decision II or Regular Decision. Those who did not participate in the match process may also use their QuestBridge application to apply to Pomona. We will answer any questions you may have about admissions and financial aid.

Register to access the recording: Pomona College & QuestBridge: What’s Next? (December 8, 2020)

Applying to Pomona - Transfer

Monday, November 23, 2020 • 4-5 p.m. PST

How do I make my application stand out? What is “holistic review”? How will my credits transfer? We’ll discuss how to apply (and how not to apply!), our own transfer 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 students who are seeking more information about applying to Pomona College as a transfer candidate.

Register to access the recording: Applying to Pomona for Transfer Students (Nov. 23, 2020)

Considering a Liberal Arts College

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 • 6-7 a.m. PST

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, analyzing differences, 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 (Nov. 18, 2020)

Exploring All Academic Divisions & Majors 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PST

Pomona offers 48 different majors across four academic divisions: Natural Sciences (STEM), Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Interdisciplinary fields. Maybe you already know exactly what academic realm you want to explore deeply in college … or maybe you’re ready to embrace the unknown and dig deeper into the liberal arts (a great idea!). This session will showcase all the academic options at Pomona, while highlighting innovative courses, explaining our breadth requirements, sharing our most popular majors, and showing how our students utilize the consortium to cross-register for courses across the 5C’s. 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 All Academic Divisions & Majors (Nov. 12, 2020)

An Emphasis on Social Science and Interdisciplinary Majors

Friday, October 30, 2020 • 4-4:45 p.m. PDT

Majors in the social sciences (like politics or sociology) and interdisciplinary fields (like environmental analysis or media studies) will be discussed in this session in greater detail, including research and internship opportunities, interesting courses, and special majors or concentrations. This session is ideal for students of all grades who might be considering or are interested in studying the social sciences or interdisciplinary fields in college.

Register to access the recording: Emphasis on Social Science and Interdisciplinary Majors (Oct. 30, 2020)

QuestBridge Applicants: What's Next?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 • 4-5 p.m. PDT

Come and learn more about the QuestBridge application process at Pomona College from members of our Access Team. If you are not matched through the QuestBridge process, we discuss how to “roll” your QuestBridge application to Early Decision II or Regular Decision. If you are not participating in the match process, we also welcome you to use your QuestBridge application. We promise to answer any questions you may have about admissions and financial aid. This session is ideal for seniors who are interested in applying through the QuestBridge Match Program.

Register to access the recording: QuestBridge: What's Next? (Oct. 28, 2020)

An Emphasis on STEM Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 • 3-3:45 p.m. PDT

Majors within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) will be discussed in this session in greater detail, including research and internship opportunities, interesting courses, and special majors or concentrations. This session is ideal for students of all grades who might be considering or are interested in studying STEM in college.

Register to access the recording: An Emphasis on STEM Majors (Oct. 27, 2020)

Campus Community / Student Life

Monday, October 26, 2020 • 3-3:45 p.m. PDT

Four years of your life: make them count! Your future college community should be a place and space where you can thrive. Are you more competitive or collaborative? A joiner or a follower? Creative? Athletic? Pomona students have diverse interests but share a concern for supporting each other and succeeding together. Come to learn more about community building and student activities at Pomona and The Claremont Colleges. This session is ideal for students of all grades who want to learn more about life outside the classrooms at Pomona.

Register to access the recording: Campus Community / Student Life (Oct. 26, 2020)

Eureka! Finding Yourself in Southern California

Friday, October 23, 2020 • 1-2 p.m. PDT

If you’re not from Southern California, it might be hard to imagine what it’s really like. Our state motto—Eureka!—gives you a clue to how much promise and potential our location holds. You may know about our proximity to Los Angeles, but Claremont is nestled in a space even more special than that: we’re near beaches, mountains, and the desert. Pomona students and admissions staff will share what it means to be a college student in California. This session is ideal for students of all grades who want to learn more about California’s potential impact on and opportunities for your education.

Register to access the recording: Eureka! Finding Yourself in Southern California (Oct. 23, 2020)

LGBTQ+ at Pomona College

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

A Queer Resource Center director, admissions staff, and current students will hold a discussion about The Queer Resource Center (QRC), clubs and organizations, and the LGTBQ+ community at The Claremont Colleges. This session is ideal for students of all grades who are interested in learning more about resources, culture and community for LGTBQ+ students on campus.

Register to access the recording: LGBTQ+ at Pomona College (Oct. 20, 2020)

Awesome Alumni Panel

Friday, October 16, 2020 • 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. How did they spend time in college preparing for careers? How did their majors influence their post-grad lives? How strong are the Pomona / Claremont Colleges alumni networks? This session is ideal for students of all grades who want to learn more about how a liberal arts education influences Pomona students’ outcomes after graduation.

Register to access the recording of Awesome Alumni Panel (Oct.16, 2020)

Resources for Success at Pomona

Monday, October 12, 2020 • 4-5 p.m. PDT

Learn about all the resource centers, programs and student groups that will support your success both at Pomona and post-graduation.

Register to access the recording: Resources for Success at Pomona (Oct. 12, 2020)

Applying to Pomona

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 • 12-1 p.m. PDT (Domestic Students)

Thursday, October 8, 2020 • 5-6 a.m. PDT (International Students)

“What is Pomona looking for?” and “How can I make my application stand out?” are questions we hear a lot. Well, let’s chat about it! While there are no one-size-fits-all answers, this session will lift the veil of Pomona’ application review process. We’ll explain holistic review, how to apply (and how not to apply!), financial aid ins and outs, share some helpful application tips, and provide an opportunity for you to clear up any confusion about the application process in a question and answer session at the end. These sessions are ideal for seniors who are seeking more information about applying to Pomona College.

Register to access the recording: Applying to Pomona-Domestic (Oct. 6, 2020)

Register to access the recording: Applying to Pomona-International (Oct. 8, 2020)

Study Abroad, Research and Internships

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

It’s true! More than half of Pomona students do each of these three things! Pomona students enjoy their time inside of the classroom learning, but they also thrive when taking their knowledge and experience out into the real world. Take a deep dive with us into student research opportunities and College funding (including the Summer Undergraduate Research Program), student internship offerings, the Career Development Office’s services (both before and after graduation), and the 62 study abroad options that enable Sagehens to spread their wings and explore broadly while at Pomona. This session is ideal for students of all grade levels who are curious about experiential learning opportunities.

Register to access the recording: Study Abroad, Research and Internships (September 23, 2020)

How to Put Your Best Foot Forward: A Crash Course on Highlighting You!

Thursday, September 17, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

Yes, the college application process really is all about highlighting YOU! It’s great to reflect on your successes, failures, goals and dreams so that your application shines in the most authentic way possible. This session will focus more on the qualitative parts of the application plan you choose (Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application), like the essays, activities, and optional components (arts supplements, interviews, etc.). We will delve into these aspects of the applications, with plenty of helpful examples to share from personal experiences reading applications. This session is ideal for seniors/transfers who are interested in learning more about holistic application review at Pomona.

Register to access the recording: How to Put Your Best Foot Forward: A Crash Course on Highlighting You! (September 17, 2020)

Ask Pomona’s Admissions Officers Anything!

Friday, July 31, 2020 • 4-5 p.m. PDT

We like to consider ourselves open books here at Pomona – so ask us anything! Admissions officers will be available to answer all your pressing questions – from admissions and financial aid, to advice about the admissions process, and more.

Register to access the recording: Ask Pomona's Admissions Officers Anything! (July 31, 2020)

Pomona 101: A Virtual Visit to Pomona for Domestic & International Students

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

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 - A Virtual Visit to Pomona for Domestic & International Students (July 28, 2020)

LGTBQ+ @ Pomona College

Friday, July 17, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

Pharalyn Crozier (Assistant Director, Queer Resource Center), admissions staff, and current students will hold a discussion about The Queer Resource Center and the LGTBQ+ community at The Claremont Colleges.

Register to access the recording: LGTBQ+ @ Pomona College (July 17, 2020)

Pomona College Updates for Counselors/Community Based Organizations

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

Pomona Admissions staff invite high school counselors, independent counselors, and representatives from community based organizations to an open session that will provide updates about Pomona’s fall semester and address questions about admissions and financial aid. There will be a live question and answer session following a brief presentation. This session is ideal for high school personnel and staff/volunteers from community based organizations.

Register to access the recording: Pomona Updates for Counselors/Community Based Organizations (July 15, 2020)

Support Services on Campus

Thursday, July 9, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

Tracy Arwari (Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Personal Success), Ric Townes (Associate Dean, Student Mentoring and Leadership), and Dylan James Worcester (Assistant Director, Quantitative Skills Center) along with several admissions staff members will lead a session about Pomona’s resources and support services on campus and across the Claremont Colleges.

Register to access the recording: Support Services on Campus (July 9, 2020)

Exploring Academic Divisions & Majors: Arts and Humanities/Social Sciences Majors

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

Pomona offers 48 different majors across four academic divisions: Natural Sciences (STEM), Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Interdisciplinary fields. Do you know what you want to study in college? Are you interested in learning more about arts, humanities or social science majors? We will share more about these 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 (July 7, 2020)

Pomona Alumni Panel

Thursday, April 9, 2020 • 3-4 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. You’ll learn 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 Alumni Panel

Underrepresented Students Alumni Panel

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 • 2-3 p.m. PDT

Pomona graduates who identified as an underrepresented student (low-income, first-generation, rural) will be ready to chat live about their experiences both as students and after they have "flown the coop" into the real world. You’ll learn 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: Underrepresented Students Alumni Panel

Understanding Your Financial Aid Package

Friday, April 3, 2020 • 9-10 a.m. PDT 

Staff from Pomona's Financial Aid Office will lead a session to help you better understand your financial aid award package. 

Register to access the recording: Understanding Your Financial Aid Package (April 3, 2020)

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 to access the recording: Application Cram: Last-Minute Questions (December 27, 2019)

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 to access the recording: Financial Aid Directors' Chat (December 20, 2019)

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)

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