Webinar with Jeff Selingo

On May 23, at 7 pm ET, the Deerfield College Advising Office is hosting a webinar with bestselling author Jeff Selingo, author most recently of Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, which was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2020 by the New York Times. For the book, Jeff was embedded in three admissions offices—the University of Washington, Emory University, and Davidson College—and follows a group of high-school seniors through the process and players behind the scenes, including the marketers, the financial-aid consultants, and the rankers.

In this conversation with Mark Spencer, Deerfield’s Dean of College Advising, Jeff will dispel the entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, reveal why families have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good” college and explain how the pandemic impacted admissions. An audience Q&A will follow the conversation. Parents, please check the Families FYI newsletter for the link to attend.