If you’ve got a rising 9th or 10th grader in your life and these questions have been on your mind, this presentation is for you!

  • How can students increase their college chances?
  • What are colleges really looking for in their candidates?
  • How can a student present himself or herself as a stronger candidate?
  • What are the differences between the SAT and ACT, and how do students decide whether to take one or both?
  • What are the SAT II Subject Tests and who should take them?
  • Why are there so many different application deadlines, and how do students decide when to apply?
  • When does a student begin the college application process, and how does a student know what to write about for his or her essay?
  • How can parents pay for college and save their retirement funds?
  • What will colleges look at when determining a family’s EFC?
  • How can the EFC be adjusted?
  • What types of aid are there, and how are they different
  • What forms should be filled out and submitted to colleges, and when?
  • Where can parents find information online to help them with their financial questions?

These questions and more will be answered in this presentation, and we will leave time for questions and answers.

Leading the discussion:

  • Pat Lewis has 35+ years to educating students. She has taught all levels from middle school through college
  • Katie Hart spent nine years teaching in the CHCCS system, and now helps students with subject-level support or supplement, PSAT/SAT/pre-ACT/ACT test preparation, and summer seminar enrichment
  • William A. Harmon, Jr. CFPⓇ has been a professional in the financial services industry and independent financial advisor since 1984
  • From High School to College
    September 22, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ending High School on a High Note
    September 23, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    - This junior- and senior-focused session includes strategies for finishing high school successfully and ways to navigate the at times daunting college admissions process.

    Topics include selecting the right school, testing, getting college recommendations, and college application essays.
  • May 19, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    - Designed for both rising ninth- and tenth-grade students and their parents, this presentation includes strategies for a positive transition to high school and ways to find success and joy both in and out of the classroom. Presenters Patricia Lewis and William Harmon will try to answer these questions for students:

    • How can students increase their college chances?
    • What are colleges really looking for in their candidates?
    • How can a student present himself or herself as a stronger candidate?
    • What are the differences between the SAT and ACT, and how do students decide whether to take one or both? And when is the best time to take those tests?
    • What are the SAT II Subject Tests and who should take them?
    • Why are there so many different application deadlines, and how do students decide when to apply?
    • When does a student begin the college application process, and how does a student know what to write about?
    For parents looking at the financial side, we'll also cover
    • How parents can pay for college and save for retirement
    • What colleges look at when determining a family's EFC?
    • What types of aid are there, and how are they different
    • What forms should be filled out and submitted to colleges, and when?
    • Where to find information online to help with other financial questions
    A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

    Meeting Room B

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