Preparing for college? Here are some tips!
From early decision deadlines to the scholarship you never quite finished, we all struggle with the steps necessary to get to the golden gates of college. We asked our resident expert, career specialist Cindy Fair, to bring some light to this subject.
“Whether it is for the military, apprenticeship, community college, and/or 4-year college/university, preparing includes thinking about occupations that interest a student as well as the steps to take for training for the occupations,” Fair said in an email interview.
Applications for 4-year universities may become available as early as August 1 of the student’s junior year.
“Always check with the colleges regarding their timelines since many have early decision’ and other special dates,” Fair said.
From online website to public seminars, resources are readily available for all students.
“In the old days, you looked through books and file cabinets for information but now, there are websites that will search for your criteria such as CollegeBoard.org, and a plethora of others,” Fair said.
Check out below for upcoming events for college bound students or click here.
Greater Phoenix National College Fair on Sunday, October 14th, 11:00-3:00pm at the Phoenix Convention Center: Sign up and get a “bar code” so that colleges can scan your information rather than you filling out each college’s information card. Register for the College fair: http://www.gotomyncf.com.
Christian College Fair on Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm at Scottsdale Christian Academy in Phoenix: Sign up and get a “bar code” so that colleges can scan your information rather than you filling out each college’s information card: Register at: http://myblueprintbarcode.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?StateName=Arizona.
Carnegie Mellon will be in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, October 28th at 2:00p.m. at the Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley. Register at http://www.my.cmu.edu/site/admission/page.counselors or call 412-268-2082. RSVP is required.
Juniors interested in Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, U of Penn or Stanford should check out http://www.ExploringCollegeOptions.org/rsvp for their joint travel venture in May, a must if you are interested in those schools.
If you are interested in a school, then check their website or call admissions and ask if they are planning a trip to Arizona.
Contributed by Cindy Fair