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UPenn Early Exploration Program


Dear High School Senior,
Hello from the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in the city of Philadelphia. We would like to invite you to apply to participate in one or both of our fall virtual programs: the Penn Early Exploration Program (PEEP) and/or Penn in Focus (PIF).

PIF (September 17 & 19) is a very exciting program that focuses on celebrating cultural identity and engagement at Penn for students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. PEEP (October 10 & 12) is an excellent opportunity to strengthen your college applications in general, and focuses on serving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds or who will be the first in their families to graduate from a 4-year college. Both programs offer the opportunity to learn more about Penn, and to interact with other high-achieving students from around the country. Students may participate in one or both programs. 

Learn more and apply today! The application deadline for both programs is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 16. Please contact us with any questions at We hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer, and we wish you the best for a great senior year. 


Nicole C. Maloy, M.S., W'95, SPP'18
Associate Dean, Equity & Access
University of Pennsylvania Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Virtual College Exploration


For Students:

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process, invites you to its upcoming:

Virtual College Exploration 
Saturday, August 15 - Tuesday, August 18, 2020
4 days of presentations and information sessions with 42 Colleges That Change Lives 

Bard College's presentation will take place on Tuesday, August 18 at 4:00 pm (Central Time). Please click here to register. We invite you to learn more about our unique curriculum and our large network of opportunities. 

Please note that you need to register for each session that you are interested in attending. All events are free of charge and open to all students and counseling professionals.

Please share this opportunity with your students and encourage them to register. Counselors are welcome to register and participate in all sessions!


The Bard Admission Team 

Click here for more information
and for the full schedule! 

Hamilton High School Eligibility for Fee Waiver(s)

To be eligible for a fee waiver for standardized tests, student must meets one or more of the following requirements

· Is enrolled in free or reduced lunch program

· Is enrolled in a program for the economically disadvantaged (AVID, TRIO, Upward Bound)

· Family’s annual income falls within the levels listed by USDA for free or reduced lunch prices (SAT pamphlet for more information)

· Family received public assistance

· Family lives in federally subsidized public housing

· Is a resident in a foster home

Please go to the LAUSD website link below for more information on applying for the free lunch program (and become eligible for fee waivers for standardized tests)   

 Ready to get started on the application?

Fee waivers cannot be used for Standby (same day) registration


SAT, ACT, Subject Tests

Students can receive:

· Two fee waivers for the SAT Reasoning test

· Two Fee waivers for the SAT Subject tests (two sittings, students can take up to three Subject tests in one sitting)

· Two ACT Fee Waivers


College Application Fee Waivers:

Students can receive up to four College Application Fee Forms from the College Board (check with the college of your choice to see if they will accept these forms). 

COMMON APP: Students must select "Fee Waiver" on the application. The link is sent directly to the school counselor for approval for all fee waivers. 

UC and Cal State Fee Waivers are ONLY given via the college application site.  No paper fee waivers are given nor will they be accepted for these applications. The University of California Office of the President and The Cal State University system will determine whether each application qualifies for a fee waiver to their institution.  The UC/CSU fee waivers are NOT distributed through the Hamilton College Office. 


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