Preparing for College is a course that most parents find helpful for their college-bound students who want to be independent but they are in need of guidance from a non-family member. Students who are ready to leave home but they want to be fully equipped and financially prepared for the first year of college should take this course. In this course, parents are assured that their college bound students will get the information required for successfully completing the college application process. Students will learn what questions to ask, what steps to take, what information to include, and how to approach each stage of the application process.
Who Should take this course ?
This course is definitely for you if you want a college admissions letter within the next 7 months. It is also for anyone who is new to the college application process or just need assistance from an experienced professional. You will learn what questions to ask about college admissions and financial aid. You will also be able to create a resume, write an essay, and choose a college. Equally important, all of the skills that you learn in this course are transferable to the job market.
The course will cover the following topics: Steps for Developing an Effective Resume (one that gets you the interview), Insights About the College Application Process, How to Choose a College, How to Approach Essay Questions, Steps for Developing a Winning Essay (for college applications), Assistance with the Financial Aid Process, and Feedback on Your Resume as well as Answers to Your Questions Regarding College Admissions.
Preparing for College includes 6 PowerPoints, 3 Word documents for assignments (creating a resume, writing an essay, and developing college/scholarship lists), and 1 pop quiz.
By the end of the course, students will have greater confidence and will have submitted several applications, resumes, or essays.
All course material will be provided and require online access.
Language of instruction: English