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College Information Series: Transfer Programs

California has a robust transfer pathway between the community college system and the University of California, the California State System, and numerous private colleges and HBCUs. We will discuss the…

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College Information Series: FERPA

What is student privacy and how do parents navigate the postsecondary world? In high school the parent has access to teachers and staff but in college the student is considered…

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College Information Series: Building a Balanced College List

How many colleges? Reach, Target, Probable? How do I make sure my list of colleges has the right balance of selectivity and financial fit? Will will go over how to…

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College Information Series: Understanding College Fit

There are so many types of colleges out there! They range in size, location, and personality. Learn about small liberal arts colleges, research universities, specialty colleges, and Historically Black Colleges…

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College Information Series: Testing

To take or not to take. That is the question. With this new test optional and test free world how important is the SAT or ACT? What about AP testing?…

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College Information Series: Community Service – Summer Programs

Learners should spend time doing what they love, not what they think a college wants. Let’s talk about what makes you interesting. Many learners don’t even realize they are already…

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College Information Series: Holistic Admissions – The Importance of Rigor, Honors, AP, and Concurrent Enrollment

The single most important factors in college admissions is course rigor and a college preparatory path. College admission staff need to see that a learner is prepared for college level…

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College Information Series: Holistic Admissions – The University of California – 13 Factors

The UCs use 13 criteria for admission evaluation. We will explore how students can take advantage of these 13 criteria. Even though this session focuses on the UC system the…

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College Information Series: Holistic Admissions – Intro

Many colleges look at more than grades and test scores. Instead colleges look at the whole student. This session introduces the concept of holistic admissions and what students should be…

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College Information Series: Accommodations in College

For students who have 504s and IEPs and even those who don’t but have a disability accommodations are available in college and concurrent enrollment. There are big differences between high…

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Financial Aid: Loans and Debt

We are all too aware of college debt and the scary cost of college these days. However, having a strong understanding of the borrowing process, different types of loans, and…

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Get College Ready

College Information Series

Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday at 10 am to discuss college with our college advisor, Laura Kazan. Our theme this month: The College Application Process September 3rd: Get Ready to…

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College Corner

College Corner

Each month we will highlight opportunities for those desiring to better prepare and learn about college. SAT Prep iLEAD Scholarship Western Undergraduate Exchange Offers great tuition prices for qualifying students…

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