The college admission and search process can be a stressful one, fueled by misconceptions and an over-abundance of information. Our goal is to start with the basics: educating you with the FACTS and focusing on those things that you can control like building a college list that provides you with OPTIONS. That requires some time and research on the student’s part. So what can The CUBE offer you?
- Individual appointments with the student and/or family. Every student is different and has different variables that drive the schools that are the best fit for them after high school. The CUBE can help you put together a balanced college list, based upon YOUR needs, that will equate to options after high school.
- Reliable Resources. College Greenlight is a website with information to help students with their college and scholarship search (see “Top Links” on the home page and manage your privacy settings). It is just one of many reliable resources to assist in the research process.
- College Club for juniors and seniors (sophomores welcome also). We cover such as “How to Search for Good Fit Schools”, “Financial Aid/Scholarships”, “Tips for the Common Application”, “The College Essay” and more… See below for a tentative schedule.
- Parent Info Sessions: We hold two college info sessions in the fall. “College 101” (9/29, 6pm, in The CUBE) is geared towards parents who are supporting their child through the college search process for the first time. “Been There Done That” (10/11, 6pm, in The CUBE) is geared towards parents who are helping a second child through the process with a different set of needs. The focus is on delivering up-to-date facts about the college admissions process, about financial aid/scholarships and general Q & A.
- FAFSA workshops. We will be holding two FAFSA workshops this fall for seniors and/or their families. The FAFSA goes live in October this year. The first is on 10/13, 6pm, in The CUBE. It will begin with a general overview of financial aid and then break into two sessions: one in the computer lab to begin filling out the FAFSA and a second to discuss maximizing financial aid at private colleges (CSS Profile, merit aid, etc…). The second FAFSA workshop will be held on 11/15 and assist families, on the computer, to fill out their FAFSA.
- College Visits: The Cube hosts colleges from all over the country throughout the fall. The majority of the visits are at lunch and in the afternoons. This is a GREAT way for students to learn about what is out there, ask questions and engage in the process. The visits are informal and fun.
- Career Panels: Next semester we will be launching some Career Panels. They will be held at lunchtime and driven by careers that students are expressing an interest in. Check the website for up-to-date information in January.