The College Essentials Toolkit 2021 - COVID VERSION!
The College Career Centers of Palos Verdes High School and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School are proud to team together this year with the shared mission to provide safe, up to date and extensive resources to our PVPUSD community of students and their families.
Thank you for participating in this wonderful series of presentations... we look forward to seeing you soon!
COLLEGE ESSENTIALS TOOLKIT #1 -RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE: The State of College Admissions: 2021 COVID Edition
COLLEGE ESSENTIALS TOOLKIT #2 - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE: NAVIGATING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTS
Please join other families for a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students & parents alike.
Hear the latest key insights on the following and more:
COLLEGE ESSENTIALS TOOLKIT #3 - Feb. 9th @ 6:30pm - The College Aid Lady - Tips, Secrets & Strategies to Get More Money for College!
Show me the Money: Tips, Secrets & Strategies to Get More Money for College!
Presented by Stephanie Hancock, College Financial Aid Advisor
College is expensive, and paying for it is no small feat. Families from all sorts of economic backgrounds hope to get some help with college costs, but are often disappointed with the aid they receive or the lack thereof.
The truth is that almost any family can get financial aid regardless of income and assets when you know where to look! If you need or want money for college, you will want to attend this College Essentials Toolkit Presentation by Stephanie Hancock CFP(R), CCPS, an experienced financial aid consultant, who will review how to identify where students might have the best chances of getting financial aid, how financial aid works, ways to manage the aid application process and more.
Also expect to learn how to calculate your EFC (Expected Family Contribution), how to locate and work with Net Price Calculatorson university web sites, and learn about the most important factors that affect the college bill. This presentation will be very interesting to freshmen families, very important for sophomores and their families, but this presentation is of absolute importance for juniors and their families. We do hope to see you on Tuesday, February 9th @ 6:30pm.
COLLEGE ESSENTIALS TOOLKIT #4 - February 25th @ 6:30pm: California Public College Options: Overview of UC’s, Cal States & Community College
COLLEGE ESSENTIALS TOOLKIT #5 - CALIFORNIA PRIVATE COLLEGE OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES: March 4th @ 6:30pm
CALIFORNIA PRIVATE COLLEGE OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES: March 4th @ 6:30pm
A Panel Discussion with different TYPES of Private Colleges right here in our wonderful State of California! Learn about the various KINDS OF COLLEGES that are out there, important considerations regarding location and what’s best for you! Our exceptional panel includes 7 different types of colleges from various parts of our State:
University of Southern California – Large (> 20,000), top-tier research institution with many different colleges of specialization. PAC 12 -Big sports/spirit, LA urban location
Santa Clara University – Mid-size (>5,000), religiously affiliated (Jesuit/Catholic) university located in the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Saint Mary’s College of California – Small/Mid-size (<4,000), considered a College That Changes Lives (CTCL)… the only one in California! Saint Mary's is a stunningly beautiful campus located just 23 miles east of San Francisco.
Occidental College – Small (2,000), quintessential liberal arts college that provides an urban vibe due to Los Angeles location, and one of the most beautiful campuses.
Scripps College – Small (1,100), all female college that is part of the Claremont Consortium of colleges that include Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd and Pitzer… total undergrads combined make it more a mid-size college experience (8,500 undergrads).
CalArts – Small (1,000), California Institute of the Arts is a private art university in Santa Clarita, California that focuses on and educates artists. CalArts was the first degree-granting institution of higher learning in the US created specifically for students of both the visual and performing arts… it is about 30 miles north of LA.
Marymount University California – Small (1,000) Local; right in our backyard! Earn a 2yr or 4yr degree with guarantee to graduate in 4yrs, plus add 1 year for MBA. Possible alternative to community college.
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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED ... UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WILL BE NO WAY TO ADD ADDITIONAL ATTENDEES AT THIS TIME. 1:10PM/MARCH 4TH
COLLEGE ESSENTIALS TOOLKIT #6 - March 16th @ 6:30pm: Out of State Colleges… they may be less expensive than you think!
Briefly learn the opportunities and benefits of attending an out of state college which can also include cost benefits. Additionally, 38 College Admissions Representatives from out of state schools, will provide a brief overview of their school and provide contact information for additional follow up. This is a great opportunity to learn about out of state schools and opportunities. List of colleges attending:
Arizona State University
Boise State University
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
George Washington University
Indiana University - Bloomington
Louisiana State University
Michigan State University
Northern Arizona University
Oregon State University
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Seton Hall University
Southern Methodist University
The Ohio State University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of New Mexico
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Rochester
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Washington State University
COLLEGE ESSENTIALS TOOLKIT #7 - March 24th 3pm-4:30pm : Breaking Down the College Search- A Workshop for Students presented by Johns Hopkins University
MARCH 24 at 3-4:30P (PST): BREAKING DOWN THE COLLEGE SEARCH A WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS
This is highly recommended for the CLASS OF 2022 and other students who are ready to get started on their college search and begin thinking more critically about the application process! Utilizing brainstorming and reflection exercises, you’ll learn how to identify what college characteristics are most important for you and develop an application that best demonstrates your strengths and match with an institution. Admissions officers will cover how to research different schools and tips and insights into how to finalize your list of schools to apply to.
This session is ideal for students who are in the beginning stages of their college search process.