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Milton Hershey School Hosts Twitter Chat About Navigating the College Search During a Pandemic

High school seniors are approaching an important time of year for college search and application deadline season. Due to the pandemic, we all know the 2020-21 school year is proving to be different for everyone—especially high school seniors and their parents.

Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 3 to 4 p.m. EST to learn ways to help seniors and their parents navigate the tough questions as they make decisions about college search, applications, majors, financial aid, and more.

We have partnered with Bloomsburg University (@BloomUAdmission), Harrisburg Area Community College (@HACC_info), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (@IUPAdmissions) and the University of Pittsburgh (@PittAdmissions) to join us in the conversation along with several contributors.

Use #MHSChat to join the conversation.

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Read more about how students can keep their futures in focus despite COVID-19

Milton Hershey School to host a Twitter chat on Wednesday, Dec. 9 on navigating the college search and application deadline season during a pandemic.


Milton Hershey School

Milton Hershey School® is one of the world’s best private schools, offering a top-notch education and positive home life to children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from families of low income at no charge.

Milton Hershey School has a deep commitment to helping students transition successfully to life after graduation. Our Graduate Programs for Success Division (GPS) supports high schoolers and young alumni with college and career readiness and more. See how GPS assists both students and alumni.

Bloomsburg University

Founded in 1839, Bloomsburg University has built a rich history of academic excellence as one of 14 public universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. As the largest comprehensive university in Northeastern and Northcentral Pennsylvania, BU offers 100+ academic programs and the experiences and technology to give students the best possible preparation for careers in their field. Learn more at

Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. HACC offers approximately 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 17,000 students. Also, the College serves students at its Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses; through virtual learning; and via workforce development and continuing education training. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

At IUP, you’ll find yourself at the heart of a community as unique as you are. Our students and professors come from just miles down the road to more than 50 different countries to everywhere in between. If you’re not sure what you want to major in, we encourage you to explore your options before choosing a major through our University College, a place dedicated to helping you find your best path without losing time toward graduation. Our professors will challenge you and guide you, because they care about your success. We believe in our students. We are the curious, the fearless, the determined. Learn more at

University of Pittsburgh

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is an internationally renowned leader in health sciences learning and research. A top-10 recipient of NIH funding since 1998, Pitt repeatedly ranks as the best public university in the Northeast, per The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. Pitt consists of a campus in Pittsburgh—home to 16 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools—and four regional campuses located throughout Western Pennsylvania. Pitt offers nearly 500 distinct degree programs, serves more than 33,000 students, employs more than 14,000 faculty and staff, and awards 9,000 degrees system wide. Learn more at


Maya Goldman

Maya Goldman, a Wall Street Journal education intern, co-authored, “College-Admissions Season Was Already Stressful. Pandemic Made It Chaotic,” helping bring to the forefront how the college application process is changing due to the pandemic.

Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, the editor of Inside Higher Ed, authored, “Waiting for the Seniors to Apply,” giving statistics to the number of seniors who have not started the college application process.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.