High school students frequently have limited time with guidance counselors to discuss the college admissions process, resulting in many unanswered questions and concerns about their future goals. This course offers a structured, collaborative environment where students can address common queries, work on application requirements, and receive feedback from both the instructor and peers.

Dates: July 22 - August 19
Times: 6-8pm Mondays
Location: 11300 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego CA 92121
Price: $1200

In This Course Students Will

  • Think critically about their future careers/goals and how their college plans align
  • Enhance their skills in collaboration, critical thinking, and peer review
  • Determine personal criteria for selecting colleges
  • Create a timeline for completing application requirements
  • Learn how to stand out with the admissions essay
  • Complete drafts of the admissions essay and supplemental application essays
  • Learn how to approach faculty or other for letters of recommendation
  • Understand the importance of the FAFSA and receive guidance for its completion
  • Identify and pursue local, state, and college-specific scholarship opportunities

Weekly Agenda

Week 1: College and Career Planning

Week 2: Application Research

Week 3: Essay Workshop

Week 4: Supplemental Essay Workshop

Week 5: Letters of Recommendation

Week 6: Scholarships and FAFSA

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