The Parent Program invites the parents of Splash students to attend a series of guest lectures, workshops, and student panels over Zoom. Parents have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the college application process, Berkeley student life, and much more! These events occur during the day of Splash. 


Program Registration: There is no registration for the parent program. Please instead click the zoom link provided during the appropriate times!

Zoom link:https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/96256275003

Lunch: We are not offering lunch at this time

Cost: $0 

What you need: A computer and the internet.


Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct

By allowing your children to register as a student with Splash! at Berkeley, you agree to the following codes of conduct:

  1. Parents or Guardians should understand that Splash is an event for students, and is not designed to include parents or guardians beyond granting or withholding permission for their children to participate.

  2. Parents or guardians must be aware of their students’ involvement and are responsible for reviewing the Codes of Conduct for all participants.

General Schedule

10:00 AM: Opening Remarks

10:30 AM: “UCs are Test Blind?!  Now What?!” By Haruka Yamashita

12:00 PM: Lunch break

1:00 PM: TBD

2:00 PM: Cal Undergraduate Student Panel

3:00 PM: College Prep Q&A with Wendy Morrison

4:00 PM: Closing Remarks

Event Descriptions

Opening Remarks

Splash originated at MIT and has grown to 20 universities nationwide. We will welcome you and provide a brief history of the Splash program.

“UCs are Test Blind?!  Now What?!” By Haruka Yamashita
As of Fall of 2021, SAT and ACT Exams are no longer part of the UC Admissions process. So, what do UC Berkeley, UCLA and the other 7 campuses look for? Come listen and learn about the 13 Factors that make up UC’s Comprehensive Holistic Review.
Haruka Yamashita is a college counselor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the founder of www.plan-it-education.com and the host of 25 College Knowledge Webinars.  She shares college admissions advice to teens and parents in 4 areas: Getting Started, College Research & List Building, Financial Aid, and Essay Writing.

Cal Undergraduate Student Panel
A panel of students from a diverse array of majors and backgrounds will share their college experiences. Topics range from work-life balance, stress management, to self-navigation in a large university. An open forum follows.

College Prep Q&A with Wendy Morrison
Since 2001, Wendy has worked with high school students and their parents on comprehensive college planning and the application process.  Wendy's goal is to help high school students and their parents understand and clarify their options for higher education. Topics to ask Wendy about: the importance of course planning in high school, academic enrichment available outside of high school, standardized testing information and options, discussion of community service and extracurricular passions, basic college cost and financial aid considerations, and merit/academic scholarship information.
Wendy has a J.D. degree and is a member of the Western Association For College Admission Counseling [WACAC], the International Association for College Admission Counseling [International ACAC], and the Higher Education Consultants Association [HECA]. When she is not working, her greatest joys are long walks with her husband and friends and playing with her two grandchildren. 

Closing Remarks
Thank you for joining us for the Fall 2021 Parent Program! Please be on the lookout for a survey linked in the zoom chat.


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