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9 Things Every Parent of a College-Bound Student Should Know

Valley Finance Forum

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

Portola Valley, CA

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9 Things Every Parent of a College-Bound Student Should Know

About Finding the Right College And Paying for It

Learn about specific strategies you can use to help your student identify colleges that are good matches,  make summer plans that will help their chances of getting into competitive colleges, and prepare a “to do” list to alleviate the stress of cramming the application process into the fall of senior year. Parents will learn the basics of how to help their son or daughter gauge their chances of getting into schools that interest them and how to identify colleges that offer good educational value.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • The scoop on standardized tests? Does prep really make a difference?
  • How many times should a student take the ACT or SAT?
  • Given limited time and/or resources, how can you best plan campus visits?
  • How can a student use the summer before senior year in a meaningful way?
  • How can college be made more affordable?
  • Strategies for maximizing acceptances and reducing the family stress level.

Presenter Peggy Schmidt started Smart College Choices, an independent college counseling firm based in Portola Valley, four years ago. She works with public and private high school and transfer students and their parents. Peggy is a graduate of the UCLA College Counseling Program. She co-developed and taught a 38-day College Readiness program at a local high school. She has written about education for The New York Times and other publications.

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Alpine Tennis & Swim Club
4139 Alpine Rd
Portola Valley, CA 94028

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)


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Valley Finance Forum

Valley Finance Forum was founded by three experienced wealth management professionals who have long-standing ties to the Silicon Valley community.  Our mission is to provide Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, executives and professionals with opportunities to expand their understanding of the sophisticated personal finance issues that affect their lives and their businesses.

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