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Pathways to College

The Pathways to College Series is designed to help students 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.

Upcoming Programs

Wesleyan University - Middletown, Connecticut

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cost: $125 per person, Register now

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley, California

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Cost: $125 per person, Register now

New York University - New York, New York

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Cost: $125 per person, Register now


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