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What You Need To Know About College

The Northern California Historically Black College and University Alumni Associations Coalition (HBCUC)

Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)

Oakland, CA

What You Need To Know About College

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The Northern California HBCUC Presents: "What You Need To Know About College"
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The Northern California Historically Black College and University Alumni Associations Coalition (HBCUC) is having a “FREE” college financial and informational workshop for parents, guardians and students grades 8-12. 

There will be one, one hour breakout session for the following grade levels which will cover the following topics and information:

  •  8th – 9th grade“Getting Ready” 

ü  The A-G requirements

 ü  Taking AP Classes, What are the benefits?

ü  Community Based Programs searches

ü  The importance of community service

ü  Tutoring, Take advantage

ü  Counselors/Mentors, Get to know them

ü  Importance of a high GPA

ü  College preparation options

  • 10th – 11th grade, “You Still Have Time”  

ü  AP Classes benefits 

ü  PSAT/ ACT

ü  Importance of a high GPA 

ü  CAHSEE 

ü  Essay writing / Recommendation letters 

ü  Scholarship research 

ü  College research

  • 12th grade, “Are You Prepared?” 

                  ü  College Applications, How to complete them

 ü  How to choose the right college

 ü  4 year vs Community College

 ü  SAT/ACT

 ü  Essay writing / Recommendation letters/Resumes/Interview Techniques

 ü  Community Service

 ü  Importance of a high GPA

 ü  FAFSA/Scholarship research

 ü  College needs. What to expect and how to remain at my college of choice.

 ü  The importance of deadlines

Concluding with an all group assembly, “Financial Aid and FAFSA Information Overview”.

ü  What is FAFSA?
ü Who is eligible for federal student financial aid?
ü When should I file a FAFSA?
 ü How can I file a FAFSA?
 ü Who needs to file a FAFSA?
 ü  I'm not sure I will qualify for financial aid. Should I still file a FAFSA?
 ü Do I need to file a FAFSA yearly while in school?
 ü What documents will I need before I can file a FAFSA?


Schedule of Days Events:

9:00AM - 9:45AM        Registration 

10:00AM - 10:30AM    Welcome and Purpose of the Event

10:40AM - 11:40AM     Breakout Sessions

11:50AM - 12:50PM     Group Assembly

12:50PM - 1:25PM       Questions and Answers

1:25PM - 1:35PM         Closing & Feedback 

1:35PM - 2:00PM         College Fair                  


Snacks will be provided.  We hope to see you there!

When & Where



Oakland Technical High School - Library
4351 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94609

Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)


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The Northern California Historically Black College and University Alumni Associations Coalition (HBCUC)

The HBCUC embraces its slogan, "The Village – Coming Together For A Common Purpose Through Advancing The Cause Of Education" and is diligently working to make a positive impact in the community.  We welcome assistance in providing college preparedness materials, scholarship information and providing hope for the Bay Area students that we serve and support.  We need your help to continue the legacy of these great institutions by ensuring students continue to matriculate at HBCUs and are exposed to all they have to offer prior to selecting a college to attend.  

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