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College Career Center » THE COLLEGE ESSENTIALS TOOLKIT - Spring Semester 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.  

All presentations will require pre-registration and links to register are located in the description of each event. Please check back for additional details and registration information if none is currently listed. 

Please make note of the calendar of events for the next few months to SAVE THE DATES! Some events are confirmed, with others currently being scheduled on a daily basis. Check this site often for updates and newly added events. Considering the fact that we are working together with colleges and universities from around the nation, as well as abroad, some grace & flexibility are requested in accommodating any change in schedule.

Keynote Speaker: Arun Ponnusamy
Arun Ponnusamy, Collegewise's Chief Academic Officer and host of the Get Wise: College Admissions Explained podcast,will share the latest on what we know to be fundamentally true about admissions—many things have changed, but many things have stayed the same. We’ll also discuss an education landscape that does remain in flux and examine how that impacts high school students. He'll separate fact from fiction as he gives parents and students the information they need to make critical upcoming decisions. There will also be a Q&A segment.We hope you’ll join us as we begin moving forward together!

Presented by: Torsten Sannar - Compass Education Group

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:

  • COVID-19’s sweeping impact on college admission testing
  • Test-date disruption and alternatives to traditional test-sites
  • How colleges are responding now and what is unresolved
  • Making the best choice between the SAT and ACT
  • The role of test scores in different admissions contexts
  • Making sense of the subtlety and variety of testing policies
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing
  • Finding the optimal timeline for your testing and test prep
  • Scope of test prep and expectations for improvement
  • PSAT – what it is and how best to interpret/consider the score report 

                                                                          REGISTER HERE

February 9: The College Aid Lady – Show Me the Money! Financial Aid & Scholarships

March 4: Options & Opportunities! A Panel Discussion with different TYPES of colleges


March 16: Out of State & International Colleges… they may be less expensive than you think!
Additional presentations will be scheduled for information on GAP YEARS, What to do over Summer?, Visual & Performing Arts: Portfolios & Auditions!, STEM Colleges , and more!