Parent of a current Junior? Get a FREE CPC!
If your student is a Junior, there's a lot to know and do to prepare for college admissions. PARTS community partner, John Wilson, offers RHSA parents a FREE College Planning Conference (CPC). He also runs a series of informational sessions to guide parents through the process, step-by-step .
The purpose of the CPC is to:
(1) Review cumulative GPA and SAT scores from Junior year
(2) Discuss career interests and possibilities
(3) Develop and document a "maximum" and affordable college listing
(4) Plan remaining SAT / ACT testing in the Fall of Senior year
(5) Determine individualized assistance needs with the application process, or if general support will be effective, and to provide an affordable cost proposal to provide this support
(6) Develop a plan to make up courses in which there are D's or F's
John brings 20 years of college admissions, financial aid and affordability experience, along with great college contacts to assist with planning college admissions.
What your student needs for the CPC:
(1) Student transcript through the 11th grade 2nd semester
(2) UC/CSU or "Academic" GPA - usually on the transcript
(3) ACT, SAT and/or PSAT scores
(4) Preliminary college list
Once these items are assembled, e-mail John to schedule your CPC. If you have questions, please contact him:
Deacon John Wilson, III
West Angeles Church of God in Christ
Education and Enrichment Program Director
(323) 733-8300 Extension 2628
Cell - (323) 384-1489 - Text is encouraged
To stay informed, see http://www.mathinkers.org/get-info.html
College Admissions Info
FAFSA - Always file as early as possible!
PARTS community partner, John Wilson, has been a guest speaker at RHSA on many occasions. He's a member of the Advisory Board for the Campaign for College Opportunity. He is also Director of an education and enrichment program in Los Angeles that has partnered with LBCAP to run high quality, low cost homework help here in Long Beach (see: Low-cost Tutoring page).
John will help parents file the FAFSA after meeting to understand what you need to prepare and what to avoid. Check his site to join his mailing list for all the info you need throughout the process, as well as many amazing resources.
Read this BEFORE you accept any financial aid package and make a deposit for college! John recommends all parents educate themselves on how the college loan process has changed since passage of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, so read this: The Parent Loan Trap.
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