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Pathways to College Series

The Pathways to College Series is designed to help Talent Search participants in grades 9-12 and their parents make informed decisions about college. The program puts families in touch with university professionals and college students in an open forum that explores the college journey. Speakers include experienced admissions representatives, college counselors, financial aid experts, student life staff, and college students who will offer information about admissions, scholarship sources, college selection, and more. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get candid insight from the people who best understand the exciting challenges and opportunities ahead.

The Day
Pathways to College programs generally run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students and parents spend about half of the day together. The remainder of the day is spent in separate workshops geared toward students' and parents' specific interests. Students attend workshops on the admissions process and writing the personal essay while parents attend sessions on the admissions process and applying for financial aid and scholarships. Families will also explore the host college's campus together. Lunch is included. Topics may include:

  • Choosing a college that's right for you
  • Understanding the college admissions and financial aid processes
  • Avoiding common application mistakes
  • Identifying roles in the preparation process for students, parents, and schools
  • Mapping out your college plan
  • Searching for schools and choosing where to apply
  • Managing stress and time
  • Adjusting to campus and dorm life
  • Utilizing resources on campus
  • Getting involved on campus

Upcoming Programs

Stevens Institute of Technology – Hoboken, NJ

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Cost: $120 per person, Register now

University of San Francisco – San Francisco, California

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Cost: $120 per person, Register now

Haverford College – Haverford, Pennsylvania

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Cost: $120 per person, Register now

University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, California

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Cost: $120 per person, Register now

Learn more about Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's International Pathways to U.S. Universities, a six-day, five-night program designed specifically to guide CTY international students and their families through the U.S. university undergraduate admissions process.

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