Spring 2017 Workshops for parents of college-bound students are available on February 9, 16 and 25. Come get your questions answered!
In February, two evening seminars will be offered in partnership with Friendswood ISD Community Education program. These seminars are held at Friendswood High School, from 7-9pm, but are open to parents in all area school districts.
- Thursday, February 9– Picking the Right “FIT” Colleges and Majors – Learn the importance of college selection as it pertains to admissions changes, transfer rates, and scholarship options. Campus visits and preferences discussed. Career exploration and online resources for assessment will be distributed. Class would be most useful for students in grades 8th-11th and their parents.
- Thursday, February 16, SAT or ACT – This class will discuss the differences between these two tests, 2016 changes, essay requirements, average test scores for several colleges and how to prepare. Testing timeline for juniors along with recommendations for test prep strategies and skills will be distributed. Class is ideal for juniors and their parents, but also open to sophomores and younger students.
Sign up for one or both! Each class is $25, payable to FISD Community Education. Please click here for registration and payment page.
Brand College Consulting also offers free college seminars to local students and their parents at the request of local libraries, churches, and parent groups at schools.
Saturday, February 25, 11am- Clear Lake Freeman Library
Want to be kept informed on upcoming events, college tips, and admissions advice?
Past College Workshops for Parents and High School Students
- January 2017- Presentation to parents at Clear Springs High School in League City
- November 2016- Presentation to National Charity League- Space City Chapter
- April 2016 at Clear Lake Freeman library and Evelyn Meador Branch Library in Seabrook
- March 2016- Friendswood ISD Community Education workshop at Friendswood High School
- February 2016- Presentation to Alpha Charity League– Memorial Chapter
- November 2015- Houston We Are Girls Conference Speaker
- September to November 2015- Friendswood High School programs for parents of 7th-12th graders
- October 2015- Bay Area Racquet Club- Parents’ Guide to College Admissions and Scholarships
- September 2015- Clear Lake Freeman library in Houston
- April and May 2015- at Friendswood High School
- April 2015– Bay Area Racquet Club, in Clear Lake area
- February 2015- Pearland library Parent Presentation
- January 2015- Clear Springs High School PTO meeting
- October 2014- Clear Lake Freeman Library, Houston
- May 2014– Career Day Presentation at Fairview Jr High in Alvin ISD
- May 2014- College Financial Aid Interview on Houston Public Radio, KUHF 88.7 (read more here)
- April 2014- Radio Interview on Houston’s Money Matters
- March 2014- United Living Water, Pearland church’s College Prep Weekend
- January 2014- Clear Lake Freeman Library, Parent College Series
- January 2014- Clear Lake High School PTO meeting
Past events have been held at schools, community organizations, and multiple church and youth groups. Do you have an organization, business, or group that would like to secure a college consultant speaker? Please contact Jolyn directly using the Contact Form.
More dates and events added as they are scheduled. Do you have an organization, business or group that would like to secure a college consultant speaker? Please contact Jolyn directly using the Contact Form.
Topics that can be discussed:
- The College Application Process and Timeline- when students should be preparing for college and what to do to get ahead of the game
- Financial Aid Process and Scholarships– how to maximize scholarship potential and apply for the most financial aid
- SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests– When students should take these tests and which scores are “good” for Texas colleges
- Presentations can be tailored for group needs- based on student ages, questions or interests
Please come join us and ask questions! The information is tailored for parents of high school students, but parents of younger children are always welcome.
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