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College Access Summit at Swarthmore

Director of Admissions, Andrew Moe, speaking at The College Access Summit at Swarthmore

The College Access Summit at Swarthmore, held annually since 2017, brings together college access professionals from high schools, community-based organizations, and colleges in the mid-Atlantic region to engage in meaningful dialogue about issues and challenges facing underserved students. Colleagues discuss admission and enrollment, financial aid, transitions, and student support for first-generation college and low-income students.

Past session topics

The College Access Summit at Swarthmore features presenters from public and charter schools, private and public colleges, local organizations, and nationally known community-based organizations. Examples of past sessions have included:

  • Anticipating Gaps and Teaching Resilience: Academic Preparation and College Transition Programs
  • Removing Barriers & Working Together: Financial Aid for Underserved Students
  • Transfer 101: An Inside Look at How Community Colleges and Four-Year Institutions Support Transfer Students
  • Collective Efforts in Supporting Students to and through College
Past attendees

Past College Access Summit attendees included admissions and financial aid representatives from the following institutions:

  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Delaware County Community College
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Haverford College
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • Lafayette College
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
  • Lycoming College
  • Millersville University
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Pennsylvania

If you are interested in attending (or know a colleague who is interested), please contact us. At this time, the College Access Summit at Swarthmore is limited to high school counselors, community-based organization advisors, and college representatives in the mid-Atlantic region. To learn more about what Swarthmore is doing to reduce barriers in the admissions process and support underserved and underrepresented students, download the Swarthmore Aid & Access Guide for Counselors,  Advisors, and Community-Based Organizations [PDF]

Learn more about the College Access Summit at Swarthmore.