Workshops are an inexpensive way to learn about the college application process.
We have several workshop series aimed at traditional students and homeschool students. Each series contains a set of three courses
- Understanding College Options
- Financial Strategies
Understanding college options This is a discussion about college fit. This includes types of colleges such as universities, speciality colleges, small liberal arts colleges, historical black colleges and universities, and a special focus on The Colleges that Change Lives. We also discuss what a student gains from the college experience, analyze ranking systems, and discuss methods for finding the best college.
Financial Strategies This workshop focuses on financial aid and the strategies that different families can take to find the best financial fit. An analysis of the Western Undergraduate Exchange, schools that offer 100% need based financial aid, need blind vs need aware colleges, as well as understanding loans, scholarships, grants, and work study. Different financial aid forms will be discussed and families will be introduced to the net price calculator.
Planning This workshop looks at the holistic admission process, common types of testing (SAT/ACT, subject tests, AP tests), and extracurricular activities. This session can be tailored to the specific audience such as the homeschool community, those looking at highly selective schools, or schools for students with learning differences.
Cost $45 per workshop
Pay for all three in advance $110
(For homeschool charter students – instructional funding accepted)