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SPRING 2022 VIRTUAL COLLEGE SERIES

Mr. Torsten Sannar, Managing Director of Compass Education Group will discuss college admissions testing and COVID-19's impact, which includes: the continuation of test optional/test blind policies and the impact on admissions for Fall 2021. What does test optional truly mean and how should applicants determine the best options for them with test date disruptions, etc. Additionally, testing timelines, which college admission test is best for the student and subtlety of the variety of testing policies will also be discussed. Freshman through Junior’s are encouraged to attend as well as parents.

 

Must have a valid PVPUSD school ID to register and must register by noon on 1/27.

 

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The Admissions process may seem like a mystery shrouded in secrecy, but it really is not. Although each school prioritizes aspects of the same applicant differently, all look at similar components of an applicant. David Mills, Associate Director of West Coast Admissions of Lafayette College will discuss the admissions process and what colleges look at in the admissions decision.
 
Must have a valid PVPUSD school ID to register and must register by noon on 2/17.
 
 
PRESENTATION
 
 
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FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING A US MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY

Students, parents, and educators are welcome!

You are invited to listen to parents, current attendees & alumni from the Service Academies

  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • U.S. Military Academy
  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

 

Hosted by the Office of Congressman Ted Lieu
Saturday, February 19, 2022
1:00-4:00 PM, via Zoom

 

 

In addition to a wonderful speaking program, representatives from Southern California Congressional Offices will be available to answer all of your Academy related questions!


Questions: Aurelia Friedman and Jennifer Harbeck
(310) 651 - 1040
Lieu@mail.house.gov

 

Putting together a college list is a process that is personal and different for every student. Many factors must be considered and prioritized based on the student’s self-reflection of what their priorities are for their college experience. Annie Mills, Assistant Director of DePaul University will discuss the different factors to consider and the importance of academic and social fit. (Nancy Shafer will be discussing financial fit in our Money Matters presentation on March 3rd.) Julie Arico, Director of the PVPHS College Career Center, will bring students and parents through how to use our SchooLinks tool which will assist in research and building the college list.
 
Must have a valid PVPUSD school ID to register and must register by noon on 2/22.
 
 
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The cost of college is incredibly daunting and needs to be considered and discussed from the beginning of the process. Nancy Shafer, Financial Aid & Scholarship Specialist, PVPHS will discuss the costs of college, the terminology and financial considerations of the process starting with applications through attendance.  

 

Must have a valid PVPUSD school ID to register and must register by noon on 3/3.
 
 
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As students build their college list, it is important to research and meet schools you are interested in attending. Allie Kvidera, Regional Director of Admissions for Texas Christian University will discuss the importance of connecting with colleges especially in light of COVID restrictions and how to gauge a good understanding of what the school is really like. Additionally, it is important to understand if the schools track demonstrated interest, what that means, how it is done and does it help or hurt your application. What should you expect at a college fair or a college tour and what information you can expect to gain at these events.

 

Must have a valid PVPUSD school ID to register and must register by noon on 3/16.
 
 
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Topics include:
- Application and enrollment with your services
- How college accommodations differ from high school
- College expectations beyond academics
- Importance of self-advocacy
- Disclosing your services
- Role of privacy rights
 
Must have a valid PVPUSD school ID to register and must register by noon on 4/12.
 
 
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PRESENTATION