College Prep 101: Workshop Series

The College Prep 101: Workshop Series prepares high school students and their families for their college search, including campus visits, the admission process, scholarships, financial aid, and making the final decision.

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Workshops are free and are offered both in-person and virtually.

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Attend our Sept. 13 workshop: How to Navigate the College Search and Finding your Fit.

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If you participate in all of the workshops, are admitted and decide to attend Arcadia University at the end of the program, you'll be eligible for a $500 award.


How to Navigate the College Search and Finding your Fit

Join the College Prep team on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 4:30-6:00pm to learn more about navigating the college search process and the importance of finding your fit. During this workshop, you will develop a plan for researching colleges, visiting campuses, exploring majors and more. This workshop will also help you identify what features are most important to you when determining your best fit college.

Here is a preview of the topics we will cover

2022-23 Workshops

We’ll cover how to begin your college search; types of higher education institutions; key terms you’ll hear while researching; and more. We’ll also offer advice for staying organized throughout the process.

Preparing for Your College Journey

We’ll cover how to begin your college search; types of higher education institutions; key terms you’ll hear while researching; and more. We’ll also offer advice for staying organized throughout the process.

A panel of current students will share their college search experiences: why they chose to attend college, how they knew it was the right step, and their advice for students starting the process. 

Connecting with Current Students

A panel of current students will share their college search experiences: why they chose to attend college, how they knew it was the right step, and their advice for students starting the process. 

You know the basics—now what? In this workshop, you’ll develop a concrete plan for researching colleges, visiting campuses, exploring majors and career paths, and determining what each institution can offer you.

Researching Colleges and Finding Your Fit

You know the basics—now what? In this workshop, you’ll develop a concrete plan for researching colleges, visiting campuses, exploring majors and career paths, and determining what each institution can offer you.

We’ll review everything you need to know about applying to college, including required credentials versus optional, Common App versus college applications, deadlines, and more. We’ll fill out an application as a group and answer questions along the way.

The Ins and Outs of Applications

We’ll review everything you need to know about applying to college, including required credentials versus optional, Common App versus college applications, deadlines, and more. We’ll fill out an application as a group and answer questions along the way.

A panel of admissions recruiters and counselors will share their experiences reviewing college applications and offer tips to make your application stand out from the rest. Topics include college essay pointers, common mistakes students make in the application process, and more. 
 

Inside Tips from Admissions Counselors

A panel of admissions recruiters and counselors will share their experiences reviewing college applications and offer tips to make your application stand out from the rest. Topics include college essay pointers, common mistakes students make in the application process, and more. 
 

Hosted by Arcadia’s Office of Financial Aid, this workshop will cover the financial aid process, common vocabulary, and award packages. We’ll discuss the differences between loans, scholarships, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); fill out a sample FAFSA application; and provide resources to help you lower tuition. 

Financial Aid: What You Need to Know

Hosted by Arcadia’s Office of Financial Aid, this workshop will cover the financial aid process, common vocabulary, and award packages. We’ll discuss the differences between loans, scholarships, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); fill out a sample FAFSA application; and provide resources to help you lower tuition. 

You have everything you need to make a decision. Now, we’ll suggest a decision-making timeline, discuss next steps after choosing an institution, and address the importance of completing tasks in a timely manner. Topics include depositing, orientation, and placement exams.

You’re Admitted! Now What?

You have everything you need to make a decision. Now, we’ll suggest a decision-making timeline, discuss next steps after choosing an institution, and address the importance of completing tasks in a timely manner. Topics include depositing, orientation, and placement exams.

While the resources could be different at each school you are applying to, we wanted to share some of the things you will find here at Arcadia.

Resources at Arcadia: Health & Wellness at Arcadia and Counseling Support for First Year Student

Adjusting to and Thriving in College

While the resources could be different at each school you are applying to, we wanted to share some of the things you will find here at Arcadia.

Resources at Arcadia: Health & Wellness at Arcadia and Counseling Support for First Year Student

College Prep 101 Coordinators

Connor Keith Kealey

Assistant Director

Lisa M Ware

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Contact Us

Enrollment Management
1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)
admiss@arcadia.edu