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College Admissions and Financial Aid in the Age of COVID-19

Date and time: December 9, 2020 at 12 p.m. EST

How will colleges evaluate students for admission and give out financial aid during the pandemic? Join a panel of experts to hear how campuses plan to move forward, and how families can conduct a college search during this time.

Meet our panel

Jeffrey Selingo

Jeffrey Selingo

Author, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions
Jeff has written about higher education for more than two decades and is a New York Times bestselling author of three books. His latest book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, was published in September 2020 and was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Book Review.

A regular contributor to The Atlantic, Jeff is a special advisor for innovation and professor of practice at Arizona State University.

He also writes on occasion for the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Previously, Jeff was the top editor of the Chronicle, where he worked for sixteen years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the board of trustees at Ithaca College. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Washington, D.C.

College admissions and financial aid

John Leach

Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment and University Financial Aid
Emory University
John has extensive experience in financial aid and enrollment services at highly selective institutions. With 20+ years of experience in enrollment and higher education, John has forged strong cooperative relationships across Emory’s campus and the country. His ability to work collaboratively with others combined with his leadership and long-term vision has allowed the Office of Financial Aid to focus on strategies that will advance Emory’s enrollment position.

John began his career as an AP U.S. History teacher and was Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Davidson College. He has also been Director of College Counseling at Stuart Country Day School, a private girls’ school in Princeton, NJ. He received his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and earned his master’s from Vanderbilt University. John joined Emory in May 2014.

College admissions and financial aid

Lynn O’Shaughnessy

The College Solution
Lynn is a nationally recognized speaker on college and higher-ed as well as an established author. One of her goals is to teach financial professionals how to help their clients with teenagers or grandchildren cut their cost of college.

Lynn shares college advice through her website, The College Solution and her online course for parents, independent college consultants and high school counselors called The College Cost Lab.  Lynn is the author of an Amazon bestseller, The College Solution.

Lynn’s higher-ed commentary has been featured in such national media outlets as The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and Money Magazine. For six years, she was the higher-ed columnist for CBS MoneyWatch.

Prior to focusing exclusively on college issues, Lynn was a financial journalist/author and a former Los Angeles Times reporter.