More than 900 parents and students joined VSAC this year for our three College Pathways events to learn about:
- financial aid and college costs
- applying to college, step by step
- your college search — what to consider & tools to use (even when undecided)
- tackling the college admissions essay
- strategies for the SAT/ACT
- searching for scholarships … and more!
Did you miss the events this year? Use the resources on this page to support your family in planning and paying for college.
Thanks to all of our attendees and presenters for making the 16th annual College Pathways series another success!
- What is College Pathways?
What is College Pathways?
A free conference to introduce and guide you through the college process.
- How do you cover college expenses?
- Not sure how to create a college list that fits you?
- Looking for SAT and ACT test-taking strategies?
- Wondering what colleges look for in a college admissions essay?
- Concerned about whether or not you are college material?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, plan to join us!
- Who should attend?
High school sophomores: Get an introduction to the process and start your planning.
High school juniors: Focus your college planning.
High school parents/Guardians: Learn about resources and expectations so you can support your student.
- When and where are the events?
- Typically, we offer multiple events during the spring each year. Each event is held on a college campus to give you hands-on exposure to a campus environment. We attempt to avoid conflicts with other events, whenever possible. We’ll soon be planning for 2018. Check back in September for an update.
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- Workshops on Financial Aid
FINANCIAL AID & MANAGING COLLEGE COSTS
Presenter Handout: Managing College Costs
My Education Loans — VSAC's Education Loan Guide
Presenter Handout: Learning About Scholarships
- Workshop on the College Search
FINDING COLLEGES THAT FIT
- Workshops on Applying to College
ACE THE INTERVIEW
THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS: STEP BY STEP
APPLYING TO SELECTIVE COLLEGES
STRATEGIES FOR THE SAT & ACT
Presenter Handout: Test tips and strategies
WRITING THE ADMISSIONS ESSAY
Presenter PREZI (Saint Michael’s, Johnson State College)
Presenter Powerpoint (Castelton)
- Other Workshops
CAMPUS SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
FREE COLLEGE DURING HIGH SCHOOL
Introduction to College Studies — a Free Course for Vermont High School Students
Presenter handout: NCAA Initial Eligibility
KEEP CALM & PREPARE FOR FRESHMAN YEAR
WHAT I WISH I HAD KNOWN