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Workshop 1 Title: Ready …. Set …. Go!

Career Exploration, High School Transcripts & Course

Selection, AP Classes, College Planning and College Visits


  • The Career Interest Inventory: A gateway to the College Exploration process
  • What are they looking for? How to make you and your High School Transcript credentials appealing to colleges
  • Make a “real” list of prospective colleges based on personality, interest, GPA and Test Scores
  • Pack your bags and prepare for the Campus Tour

Workshop 2 Title: “Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3”

Preparing for the PSAT, SAT, SAT II, PLAN & ACT, AP


  • Taking the SAT, SAT II, ACT, and APs
  • The College Board & ACT-Registration and Score Reports
  • Are the SAT and ACT equal?
  • How much weight do test results hold in the application process?
  • Test Taking Strategies that Work
  • When should we ask for help?
  • Choosing the right test prep

Workshop 3 Title: “No Job is Complete Until the Paperwork is Done!”

The College Essay, Resume, Admissions and Application Process


  • Make your College Essay stand out from the rest and enhances the application
  • Create and maintain a “knock-out” resume of interests, awards, skills, work experience & community service
  • The Application: Who does what? Parents, Students, Teachers, and Counselor
  • Get a “head-start” and greater comfort level with Admissions and Applications

Workshop 4 Title: “How It All Adds Up”

Financial Planning: Financial Aid Facts, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), CSS, Stafford, 529 College Savings Plan, Scholarships


  • Why everyone should apply
  • Types of Aid
  • What’s it going to cost?
  • How many loans will I need?
  • How do colleges package financial aid, loans, scholarships, and grants?
  • How much average debt do students graduate with?