Online Session Archive

Caltech Elements (October 9, 2012)

This introduction to Caltech provides an overview of our academic programs, research opportunities, student life, admissions and financial aid. This is a great session for students and parents who are just learning about Caltech. After a short presentation the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions to admissions counselors.

Top 10! Questions You Should Ask About Applying to Caltech (October 30, 2012)

Erin Gore, Associate Director of Admissions, answers 10 frequently-asked questions about Caltech's application process and takes questions from the audience. Topics include Caltech's supplement, the letters of recommendation, and tips for writing successful college essays. This is a great way to learn more about what Caltech's admissions committee is looking for in prospective students!

Senior Speak! Learn about Caltech from a Current Senior (March 7, 2012)

Join Owen Wolf as he interviews Jordan, a Caltech senior with plans for grad school.  Hear about her research, her thoughts on Caltech academics and social life, and how she chose Tech as her undergraduate home.

Research @ Caltech! What You Should Know About SURFing - Caltech Style! (January 17, 2012)

Did you know that 80% of Caltech's undergraduates will participate in formal research while studying at the Institute?

In this online session, Candace Rypisi, Director of Faculty-Student programs, discussed Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program and provided information about faculty-student interaction in Caltech's laboratories. She also answered questions from the audience regarding undergraduate research at Caltech.

Affording Caltech (January 10, 2012)

If you're curious about financing your Caltech education, please join us for the Financial Aid webinar. Don Crewell, Director of Financial Aid, will give an online presentation about the financial aid options that are available to you and your family. Mr. Crewell will also answer questions from the audience regarding Caltech's financial aid process.

Techer 4-1-1 (November 15, 2011)

Have questions about what it's like to study? Join current Techers for Techer 4-1-1.

Top 10! Questions You Should Ask About Applying to Caltech

Jarrid J. Whitney, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, tackles 10 commonly-asked questions about Caltech's application process before taking questions from the audience. Topics include Caltech's supplemental application, letters of recommendation and tips for writing successful college essays. This is a great way for you to learn what the admissions committee is looking for in this year's applicants!

Introducing Caltech  (May 19, 2011)

What is Caltech?  What are academics and campus life like? Throughout the year the Admissions Office hosts online information sessions on Caltech academic life, research, admissions, and financial aid.Online Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about Caltech and the Application process. Learn about academic programs, student life, and the advantages of a Caltech education.

Parent to Parent (April 26, 2011)

Mike and Dorothy Jester, parents of three Caltech students, answer questions about Caltech from the parents' point of view.

The Freshman Experience Part 1 (March 10, 2011)

The Freshman Experience Part 2 (March 14, 2011)

Directed at a Prefrosh audience, these sessions include the voices of current Caltech students discussing life at Tech.

Caltech Athletics (February 8, 2011)

Did you know that 25% of Caltech's students are varsity athletes?
Listen to Julie Levesque, Athletics Director, and Stephen Hinkel, Sports Information Director, discuss Caltech's 17 varsity athletic teams, recreational facilities and high school athlete recruitment process. Julie & Stephen also answered questions from the audience about what it's like to be a student athlete at Caltech. This is a great way to learn more about the athletics opportunities available at Caltech.

Transfer Online Information Session (January 21, 2011)

Are you interested in transferring to Caltech? This webinar that discussed Caltech's transfer application process in detail! Admissions counselors delivered an online presentation about how the process works, and how you as a student can better prepare yourself to transfer to Caltech. Topics covered will include course selection, Caltech's transfer examinations and general application do's and don'ts. Attendees asked questions about the process and how to improve their applications.

SURFing at Caltech (January 18, 2011)

Did you know that 80% of Caltech's undergraduates will participate in formal research while studying at the Institute?

In this online session, Candace Rypisi, Director of Faculty-Student programs, discussed Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program and provided information about faculty-student interaction in Caltech's laboratories. She also answered questions from the audience regarding undergraduate research at Caltech.