College Access Series

 
 

GOAL SETTING + ACTION PLANNING

Adulthood seems so far away!  Identify and set SMART goals that will underscore future success. Also, implement an accountability system to ensure your action items are executed like a boss! The thought process here is to take large goals and dreams and create a real time action plan with systems of accountability. Additionally providing students a critical thinking model for future use. Group sessions can also include individual follow up. Suitable for multiple audiences and grade levels.

 

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Outlined in an easy step by step format, this series will provide a clear view of admissions requirements, application components, the interview process, eligibility, timeline and financial aid. This session will also help clarify not only your role as the student, but the role of your parents, teachers, coaches and other administrators. Topics also include insights on the business and value of college as it relates to alternative post secondary options. This module is designed to stimulate questions, and dispel myths. Group sessions can also include individual follow up. Suitable for multiple audiences and grade levels.

 
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the search

Figuring out what you want, and need from your ideal social, academic, and living environment can be tricky; especially when you may not have needed to think about these things independently prior to the college process. This module is dedicated to parsing out what you’re looking for, why you need to, and where to find it. Sessions also include best practices on navigating the college fair, the anatomy of a campus tour, the role of the tour guide and getting what you need out of the info session.Group sessions can also include individual follow up. Suitable for multiple audiences and grade levels.

 
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college entrance exams

While the need, and use of college entrance exams have been much debated over time, it’s important to understand what they are, where they fit, and how or if they affect your college options. In addition to the SAT/ACT structure, exam scoring, and use; resources for free test prep, as well as test optional info will be provided. Also interwoven through out each session are strategies to compartmentalize the role and significance these assessments play on college options; while managing anxiety, and maintaining self esteem. Group sessions can also include individual follow up. Suitable for multiple audiences and grade levels.

 
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the college list

There are more seats on college campuses than there are butts to fill them! Learn how to narrow down the options to build a strong college list, that takes into account all the necessary variables. ‘Well-balanced’ and ‘Best-fit’ are dense college terms that imply a thorough understanding of how to wade through the sea of information that you will gather. The end game for this module is to provide students with a personalized rubric for their a unique college list. Group sessions can also include individual follow up. Suitable for multiple audiences and grade levels.

 

financial aid 101 – til debt tear us apart

If the best things in life are free, then what does that say about the rising cost of a college education? Learn the language, and get a jump on the to do’s and don’ts of financial aid. Also covered; the cost of college, federal and state applications, the CSS Profile, verification, eligibility, scholarships, the award letter, payment plans, appeals, loans and repayment. Whew! Students and parents completing this module will have a clear starting point, as we work our way down the rabbit hole of financial aid, and back out again. Group sessions can also include individual follow up. Suitable for multiple audiences and grade levels.

 
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putting it all together

If you have a good understanding of the critical info, this module helps you put the pieces together. Participants will undergo a triage of assessment, and leave with a comprehensive and easy to understand profile diagnostic. Group sessions can also include individual follow up. Suitable for multiple audiences and grade levels.

 

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