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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 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

What participants are saying about Pathways...
"We attended last year. Absolutely loved it. The price is a bargain for the plethora of information we received. It really did allow us to calm down from the swirl of information from other parents. My son is a freshman in high school this year and we believe that he is on a great track to position him for whatever college he chooses in the future. Thank you CTY for this very valuable program."


New York University – New York, New York

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Cost: $115 per person, CLOSEDAdd me to the wait list

Learn more about CTY’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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