College Planning (Steps 1-3)

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Step 1. Course Roadmap
Step 2. Extracurricular/Summer Activities
Step 3. Preparing & Presenting Your Best

In this course, students will be given guidance and tools to complete these tasks:

  • Plan the entire high school classes and position for competitive major applications

  • Explore, design and engage activities that are meaningful and rewarding

  • Create a resume and get ready for summer job or internship interviews

For students in 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade

College List Building (Steps 4-6)

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Step 4. Assessment
Step 5. Exploring Colleges
Step 6. College List Building

In this course, students will be given guidance and tools to complete these tasks:

  • Conduct assessment on strength, learning style, interests and college criteria

  • Connect with college admission officers and students to gauge match and show interest

  • Build a balanced college list to aim high and secure safety school acceptance outcomes

For students in 10th, 11th or 12th grade

College Essay Writing (Steps 7-9)

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Step 7. CA Essay Writing Tips
Step 8. UC PIQ Writing Tips
Step 9. "Why Us" Essay Writing Tips

In this course, students will be given guidance and examples to complete these tasks:

  • Highlight their strength and achievements through storytelling in the main essay

  • Answer UC questions to demonstrate personal uniqueness

  • Write quality supplemental essays specific to particular college or program  

For students entering or in 12th grade

College Application (Steps 10-12)

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Step 10. Application Preparation
Step 11. Application Forms
Step 12. Application Tracking

In this course, students will be given guidance and tools to complete these tasks:

  • Strategize college application plans, polish activity descriptions and ask for recommendations

  • Utilize application form space to best present themselves to colleges

  • Prepare, organize and track timely submission of application material required by each college

For students entering or in 12th grade

Scholarship & Financial Aid*

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1. Financial Matters of Attending College
2. FAFSA & CSS Profile Forms
3. Compare Aid Offers

In this webinar via Google Meet, students and parents will learn how colleges give aid, why it is important to file financial aid forms, in what way the family's financial ability affects the student's admission outcomes and how to appeal or negotiate for more money from accepted colleges.

For all parents and students in 11th and 12th grade