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College 101 - Parent Workshop

The college process is complex and often bewildering. This course will demystify the process and arm you with the knowledge to make sure that your student is primed for a successful application season.  Familiarize yourself with the different steps in the process so that you can support your student through the process.


6 Sessions...

Course Topics:


Course Selection and how that impacts major selection/acceptance 

Meaningful extracurriculars

Developing Relationships with Teachers and requesting letters of recommendation

Finding a Passion

Testing - Test Optional, Test Blind, etc.

Summer Activities

Visiting Colleges

Application strategies (Early Decision, Early Action, Regular Decision, Rolling Applications)

The different applications and their requirements  (UC, CSU, Common, etc)

Demonstrated interest

The College Process/Timeline

  • Summer for Essays

  • Fall Applications and Supplemental Essays 

    • Fall Sports can be challenging 

How Colleges Read Applications

The role of the school counselor in the application process

The role of the parent in the application process

Dispelling College Myths


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