The Bozeman Public Library Foundation is sponsoring a series of college prep workshops to help you wade through the sometimes messy college selection process. Read through each description and find the one that’s right for your family, or attend all five! Each program is appropriate for high school students and their parents, and will allow for Q&A time. Contact Ginny for more info at 582-2404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday October 1, 6:30-8pm, Small Conference Room
Taking Charge of Your College Application Process
This informational session will address the many pieces of applying to college. Is Early Action the best course of action to take? How many Early Decision applications can I submit? What about interviewing? Attending college fairs? The college visit? Students need to “take charge” of their application process but how? Come and explore the many facets of finding the “best fitting” college or university for you (or your son or daughter) with college counselor Steve Michaud.
Wednesday October 8, 6:30-8pm, Small Conference Room What Colleges Look for in a Student
This session is designed to answer basic questions about how high school students can position themselves for college applications and acceptance. College counselor Steve Michaud will focus on how to manage the process from the get-go, what students should be thinking about during their high school career, and how parents can help them in the process.
Wednesday October 15, 6:30-8pm, Small Conference Room Listen More, Talk Less... College Admissions and the Introverted Student
We know that approximately one of every three students is an introvert. They are our thinkers, creators, solitude seekers, our quiet students – and they want to go to college. In a world of college admissions seemingly geared for the extrovert, how do we do this? The extraordinary qualities of an introvert can and should be celebrated throughout the college search and application process. As parents and counselors do we need to alter our approach and thinking as we guide and counsel these students? The short answer–yes.
Wednesday October 22, 6:30-8:00pm, Small Conference Room
Be Uncommon on the Common App - Introduction to Essay Writing
The essay is often the last, best chance for a student to shine in the eyes of a college, and it is one of the only elements over which a student has complete control. It is also an uncommon genre that must catch the attention of admissions officers and illuminate students’ intellect, personality and potential. BHS English teacher Hilary Klug will lead students as they engage in pre-writing activities, read examples of weak and strong essays, discuss potential topics, and draw out compelling angles.
Wednesday October 29, 6:30-8:00pm, Small Conference Room
Financial Aid 101
College sticker price should not be the strict number to focus on when applying. Steve Michaud will discuss mastering the scary financial forms, scholarship and merit aid opportunities, how to use college calculators, what questions to ask, and more.