College Admissions Resources and Links
What is Barnard Bound?
Barnard Bound provides a taste of both Barnard College and New York City for promising young women who will be high school seniors in Fall 2018 and self-identify as students of color (which we define as individuals from Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latina, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, bi- and multi-racial backgrounds), especially those students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit. Due to limited funding, Barnard Bound is only open to students currently residing within the continental U.S.
During this two day overnight program, students will have the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of New York City and Morningside Heights, while getting a full perspective of life as a potential Barnard student. Participants will stay overnight on campus with a current student host within the residence halls. They will also participate in workshops, panels and classes while getting a feel for student life and meeting current Barnard students, faculty and administrators. Finally, students will learn important details about our admissions and financial aid processes.
Colleges That Change Lives
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Westin Peachtree Plaza
Augusta Conference Center 2-5
210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
This event begins with an enlightening 30-minute presentation on today’s college search process, followed immediately by a college fair that lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Students and families are able to collect information from and speak directly with admission representatives from the colleges and universities that inspired the book Colleges That Change Lives.
The event is free of charge. Counselors, students, and families are invited.
Students should register at www.ctclfair.org
South Fulton Youth Employment Collective Impact – 100K event coming to Atlanta on May 3rd, 2018. This event is targeted for Opportunity Youth, 16-24 year old disconnected youth in our metro area. There will be on the spot interviews and job offers as well as access to other resources and support services.
The youth registration is now open for the 100K event on May 3rd. Here is a special United Way registration link – http://bit.ly/100kATLfairUnitedWay
(Please direct all questions to Tricia Crossman @ email@example.com
How to Pay for College: A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Parents
The guide covers everything related to college financial aid including: FAFSA, loans, scholarships, college savings accounts, work-study, and grants.
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Paying for college can be a challenge for both students and their families. The cost of tuition, student fees, books — not to mention housing and meal plans — all add up, and it might take multiple sources of financial aid and advance planning to work into your budget. However, making sense of it all does not need to be intimidating. Whether you or your children are preparing to enter an undergraduate program in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, or have decided to go for a master’s degree in your field, there are a lot of options to cover the cost of college. This guide will help you figure out which ones are right for you.
Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) will host a college fair on May 22, 2018 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. The college fair will start at 7 PM. All CTCL events are free of charge and open to the public. For your convenience, online registration is available in the month prior to the programs.
For more information click below:
Preparing for college can feel like running a marathon through a mine-field. Check out this online tool to help get prepared. Students and parents can use fiscaltiger.com information when navigating the college financial process. It includes a helpful student finance glossary and articles about applying to college, finances through the college years, and how to manage student loan debt.
Students, parents, undergrads and prospective graduate students: this learning center is for you. Our goal is to make every aspect of college and student finances more accessible and manageable. We’ve curated the following articles from Fiscal Tiger’s financial blogs to help guide you through college finances. From first-time students going through applications to undergraduates looking for some tips to make college more comfortable and affordable, you’ll find a variety of resources and helpful articles here.
GA 9to5 is offering The Power of Participation leadership series.
Location: IBEW 501 Pulliam st Room No. 311, Atlanta, GA 30312
The Power of Participation leadership series is designed to energize women to reclaim their power by motivating, informing, engaging and building long-term resolve in their communities whose voices are suppressed through political tactics. Building leadership with local women is the catalyst for communities to shift the political landscape by changing voter behavior. The solution: numbers plus participation equals power. Not participating is to surrender to the current power structure.
- “They Don’t Want You to Vote!”: Exploring voting rights in America from 1789-2017.
- Voting Makes Cents, Does Your Vote Count?!?: What happens when you vote or you do not vote?
- Breaking through Barriers: Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming voter suppression.
- Power of Participation: Building more power in our communities through participation at the local level.
Sessions 1 and 2: Saturday, Feb 17th and Lunch will be provided.
Sessions 3 and 4: Saturday, Feb 24th and Lunch will be provided.
The Odyssey community are among the first group of students that have access to the below RSVP link. This program is completely free and open to the public so feel free to invite your friends. Special SWAG bags are available for each Odyssey scholar that attends. Covered topics such as test prep, college fair preparations, “move on when ready” and financial aid will be discussed. Breakfast will be provided.
College Preparation Workshop / “Mini Camp College”
Saturday, March 24, 2018
8:30am – 12:45pm
Georgia State University Centennial Hall
100 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
Complimentary parking will be available in the W-Parking Lot located at 51 Courtland Street NE. GSU Centennial Hall is also close to the Georgia State and Peachtree Center MARTA stations. View GSU maps.
Open to the public and recommended for our 9th-11th grade students and families. Workshops will include advice on preparing for college, hosted by university representatives from several selective institutions.
Here’s the link to register OR http://www.cvent.com/d/8tqrdz
Holidays approaching? What a great excuse for getting all of the application materials in for UA Early College! To apply for the UA Early College, students must have requested their transcript to UA Early College’s office, which is required as part of their application (address below).
Students can apply to UA Early College by Friday, January 5 for the upcoming January 2018 UAEC College Readiness Course which will make them eligible to take University of Alabama academic classes during Spring II, Summer I and/or Summer II terms online or on campus.
Plus, students may be eligible for a partial tuition scholarship! Nominate a student for UA Early College by clicking here.
If you’re in high school, you don’t have to wait to get your college career started.
Through The University of Alabama Early College program, you can take college courses online or on campus while still in high school, earning up to 30 credit hours. Thousands of high school students have gotten a big jump on college through UA Early College.
Please visit this website if you are interested in U of Alabama Early College Program: http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu/index.php