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​

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 for Exploring Academic Divisions + Majors

Support Services on Campus

Thursday, July 9 • 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 for Support Services on Campus

Pomona 101 (For Parents/Families): A Virtual Visit to Pomona

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 • 4-5 p.m. PDT 

Pomona 101 will provide an introduction to Pomona College's unique features and liberal arts curriculum. Ashley Pallie, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Recruitment, will lead a session specifically for parents/families/guardians of prospective students to discuss our admissions process, the basics of financial aid, and additional admission staff will be happy to answer questions both live or in a private chat-box. This session is great for parents/families/guardians who are new to Pomona College and are interested in an introductory information session.

Register for Pomona 101 (For Parents/Families) - A Virtual Visit to Pomona

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 for Pomona Updates for Counselors/Community Based Organizations

LGTBQ+ @ Pomona College

Friday, July 17 • 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 for LGTBQ+ @ Pomona College

Considering a Liberal Arts College

Tuesday, July 21 • 3-4 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 for Considering a Liberal Arts College

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

Tuesday, July 28 • 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 for Pomona 101 - A Virtual Visit to Pomona for Domestic & International Students

Ask Pomona’s Admissions Officers Anything!

Friday, July 31 • 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 for Ask Pomona's Admissions Officers Anything!

Past Webinars

Study Abroad, Research and Internships

Tuesday, June 30 • 3-4 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 for Study Abroad, Research and Internships

Acing the Virtual Summer College Visit

Friday, June 26, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

Summertime is often an optimal time for students to visit college campuses. But how can you make the most of a virtual campus visit? Pomona staff will share more about opportunities to learn more about Pomona College virtually, our Summer Information Session and Question & Answer Session schedule, and tips & tricks on how best to utilize your time researching Pomona from a distance. 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 learning more about researching colleges from afar.

Register to access the recording: Acing the Virtual Summer College Visit

Outside Scholarships Session with Financial Aid

Thursday, June 25, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

During this presentation, we will review the standard deduction process to help meet your need, scholarship search engines, and more!

Register to access the recording: Outside Scholarships Session with Financial Aid

Considering the Liberal Arts

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 • 3-4 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 the Liberal Arts

Pomona 101: A Virtual Visit to Pomona for International Students

Wednesday June 10, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT 

Pomona 101 will provide an introduction to Pomona College's unique features and liberal arts curriculum, tailored for international students. 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 international 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 International Students

Pomona 101: A Virtual Visit to Pomona for Domestic Students

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 • 2-3 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 Students

Acing the Virtual Summer College Visit

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 • 4-4:30 p.m. PDT

Summertime is often an optimal time for students to visit college campuses. But how can you make the most of a virtual campus visit? Pomona staff will share more about opportunities to learn more about Pomona College virtually, our Summer Information Session and Question & Answer Session schedule, and tips & tricks on how best to utilize your time researching Pomona from a distance. 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 learning more about researching colleges from afar.

Register to access the recording: Acing the Virtual Summer College Visit

Exploring Academic Divisions & Majors: STEM and Interdisciplinary Majors

Tuesday, May 19, 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 math or science majors? Or maybe interdisciplinary majors like Environmental Analysis, International Relations, Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE), Public Policy, or all the "Studies" majors (like Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Chicana/o/Latina/o Studies, etc.)? 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

Pomona 101: A Virtual Visit to Pomona for Domestic Students

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 • 3-4 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 - A Virtual Visit to Pomona

Pomona 101: A Virtual Visit to Pomona for International Students

Monday, May 11, 2020 • 9:30-10:30 a.m. PDT 

Unable to visit campus from abroad but interested in a virtual visit? Pomona 101 will provide an introduction to Pomona College's unique features and liberal arts curriculum, tailored for international students. 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 international 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

Eureka! Finding Yourself in SoCal

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

If you’re not from Southern California, it might be hard to imagine what it’s really like. You may know about our connection to Downtown 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 an academic in California.

Register to access the recording: Eureka! Finding Yourself in SoCal

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

Pomona 101: A Virtual Visit to Pomona

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 • 3-4 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 - A Virtual Visit to Pomona

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

Sagehens '24 (Domestic/International)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 • 3:00-4:00 p.m. PDT/Wednesday, April 1, 2020 • 3-4 p.m. PDT

Congrats, you've been admitted! Now you have big decisions to make. Admitted students are welcome to join Pomona staff to chat about Pomona more in-depth. We will also have students available with whom you can chat. Bring your questions about housing, clubs and organizations, community and/or favorite food joints in the Claremont Village. Really, anything!

Register to access the recording: Sagehens '24 (Domestic)
Register to access the recording: Sagehens '24 (International)

Applying to Pomona - Transfer 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from (4-5 p.m. PST) for Transfer 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 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 (January 22, 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)

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.