The annual Getting Ready for College Conference for West County students is held in the Fall. The goal of the conference is to provide students and parents with knowledge necessary for the college application process. Below are some of the resources made available to conference attendees.
Preparing Your Student for College Admissions
The Preparing Your Student for College Admissions presentation lays out the benefits of a college education and explains the different preparations that students and parents should make during different years of high school. The presentation gives an overview of the higher education system and outlines the cost of going to college. Financial aid options are presented to help parents and students understand how to pay for college.
Brag sheets are a way for students to prepare for interviews for colleges, scholarships, grants, and even jobs. By answering the questions on these sheets, students can set themselves ahead of the pack, with ready-made
talking points to give them confidence and poise.
10 Things to Do to Get into College
This is a listing of steps that students and parents can take, from eighth grade on, to make college acceptance more probable. (Sorry only available in Spanish)
Financial Aid Presentation at Cash for College Nights
Documents Needed to Apply for Aid from the Federal and State Government
Grant and Scholarship Help
Grants and scholarships pay for tuition for millions of college students, but students from families with lower incomes are not as likely to apply for them. This guide takes you through the confusing options so you can best take advantage of the scholarships and grants that are right for you.