DCPS College Readiness Workshop 2013 - Gaining Access to Selective Colleges, Universities and Programs - Student/Guardian Registration
Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
Are you a student interested in attending college?
Are you a parent seeking more information about how to afford college?
Do you wonder how a student can be admitted to the college of their choice?
Do you wonder how a student can best prepare for college success while in high school?
Would you welcome the opportunity to learn directly from admission officers and scholarship administrators how they evaluate student applications?
The DCPS College Readiness Workshop will provide scholars and their families with an opportunity to engage admission and financial aid professionals from selective colleges, universities, programs and scholarships around the country. Scholars and their families will be exposed to what will be expected of them in the college admissions process. You will also learn about programs that can support your goals of accessing a competitive, challenging college education. High-Achieving 9th through 11th grade students and their families from the District of Columbia and surrounding communities are encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Register as soon as possible.
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Building 46 - Auditorium/Music/Dance &Theater Washington, DC 20008
9:30 a.m. REGISTRATION
Music, Art & Theatre Auditorium
10:00 a.m. WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Music, Art & Theatre Auditorium
Getting into the College of Your Choice: Lessons from Admission Officers
Admission officers from a range of selective colleges and universities will share their insights and perspectives about how students can best prepare to gain admission to the college of their choice. Dialogue with admission officers from colleges, universities, and programs. Does the admission office really care about 9th and 10th grade student academic performance? Is it more important to get an A in a regular course or a B in an Honors/AP course? How can students afford college? What makes a student a viable candidate for the college of their choice and competitive for a range of scholarships? How can students make the most of their summers and time outside the classroom? Do the personal statement and recommendations really matter? We look forward to your questions, perspective and participation!
Understanding Financial Aid: How to Make College Affordable
Do students and parents wonder how they will afford college? Ever wonder what the role of the DC OneAPP, FAFSA and/or the CSS PROFILE in receiving financial aid for college? How do financial aid officers award packages? What is the difference between a grant and a scholarship? How can one be competitive to receive college merit scholarships and local, regional and national scholarships? Financial aid officers and counselors will provide guidance during this session.
12:20 p.m. COLLEGE CONVERSATIONS (FAIR)
Dr. Cleveland L. Dennard Plaza
A great opportunity to talk directly to college, university and program representatives about their offerings. You may learn about a university, college access program or scholarship program that you never considered.
Sample of Participating Colleges, Universities and Programs:
Phillips Academy Andover (Postgrad)
When & Where
District of Columbia Public Schools College Readiness Initiative
DCPS will prepare all students to succeed in college, careers, and life. The College Readiness Initiative (CRI) supports a college-going culture at all DCPS schools to prepare students for college and career success.