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About the Course

How to Apply to College will empower learners of all backgrounds to demystify and better understand the college search and selection process, combining the expertise of an Ivy League admissions office and a leading college access and success organization. Led by expert educators, including Eric J. Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Sean Vereen, President of Steppingstone Scholars, Inc., this free course will help students, family members, college counselors and any inquisitive learner to navigate each stage from the start of the college search process through the transition into a college environment. Through dialogue with students applying to and currently in college as well as campus advocates, How to Apply to College also aims to close the information gap for students who may be the first in their family to attend college and students who are underrepresented in higher education. A range of video and web resources are provided through a collaboration with a number of educational partners including The Common Application, with nearly 700 colleges on the application platform, and, which provides a new way for high school students to earn money for college starting in 9th grade based on their achievements in school and life. Other resources and tools featured in the course include Naviance, College Greenlight, College Scorecard, BigFuture by the College Board, College and Pell Abacus, ZeeMee and Federal Student Aid....

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Apr 28, 2020

This course allowed me to understand the fine details of applying to college. Penn is my dream school, so I was really happy to see information specific to Penn being provided in this course.


Feb 13, 2020

This course help students and family members and an inquisitive learner to navigate each stage from the start of the college search process through the transition into a college environment.

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By Veyonce’ W

Mar 22, 2019

It was a good experience.

By Zander L

Mar 20, 2017

Great tool for students!

By emiliano t

Jul 24, 2019

very informative.

By Sienna L

May 16, 2020

Good course!

By Robell Y

Apr 16, 2018

Very detail

By Gabriel C

Feb 27, 2020


By Aashka

Mar 08, 2017


By Lindsey B

Mar 04, 2019

loved it

By Maab A

Sep 25, 2017


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Aug 07, 2017


By Ushma D

May 30, 2020

It was a great course with someone who has no background in college applications but a bit basic for people who have some idea. Super helpful nonetheless.

By Sahire E

Aug 07, 2017

It is a good introduction to a long and stressful process.

By Amirheckmat T

Jun 06, 2018

Informative course. Good for high school students.

By James S

Apr 09, 2019

Horribly slanted with political correctness, racism against whites (and Asians), and local (Philadelphia) concerns which do NOT belong in a MOOC. The idea was great; the implementation (partnering with a special interest) was horrid.

By Nanami N

Jul 22, 2020

Awesome course. Taught me a lot about the realities of applying to college through multiple perspectives and allowed me to utilize information from various resources. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who feels like they have no idea how the whole college application process works, or wants insight on what they should be doing in high school to better prepare themselves for a higher education. Not too time consuming; the activities were fairly easy and fun.

By Amanda L

Aug 03, 2020

This course helped me learn additional information about the college admissions process, and went more in depth into every step of the process. It is nice being able to hear from students who are either in college or going through the application process.

By Bhavesh C B

Aug 14, 2020

Best course available for student who have little or no idea about the colleges.

By Kamiyah c

Aug 02, 2020

I’m so happy I did it!

By Bishal P

Aug 26, 2020

It's really good & Educational.

By Tumma S P

Aug 21, 2020

It does not offer the certificate