College Admission Readiness Workshop
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The Summer 2022 Program is currently full and in progress. Please email info@offshorebigisland.com if you would like to meet individually or enroll in our Fall 2022 Fast-Track Program. 

Who is this for:

Ideal for incoming high school seniors who are driven and ambitious students that plan to apply to college or university in the fall.

Description:

A six-week program for students to get a handle on the college application process. This program will walk students through the application process week by week. Students will meet for two hours a week in a small group setting with 3-5 students to learn about the process. We will be holding two group sessions and work with a maximum of 10 total students this summer. Students will then have optional hours after each session to work with one-another, speak with the Offshore team, and get a head start on their work with other students.

 

By the end of this course students will have a detailed action plan heading into their senior year feeling prepared to start submitting college applications. Along with having a physical application, students will learn valuable time management skills, self-awareness, and have a space to collaborate with their peers.

During this program, students will receive guidance on finding a mentor, collecting letters of recommendation, planning senior year classes (AP Tests/college credits), and overall guiding structure for the process through a series of guided instructions and individual take-home assignments. Students will collaborate with Offshore and other students to develop a list of activities for their resume, thinking strategically about career options. Examples of assignments will include taking virtual tours and speaking to past alumni of schools they are interested in.

 

Students will leave this program feeling organized and prepared to finalize and submit applications in the fall. A follow-up meeting will be held once a month with each student until November 1st, and then once in December to finalize all applications. Then a meeting in May to help them make a final school decision. 

 

A week by week break down would be as follows:

Week 1: Overview of the application process and what to expect

Week 2: Creating a vision board for your future 

Week 3 : Curate the college list 

Week 4: Preparing the application: Gathering materials, essay topics, and list of extracurricular activities 

Week 5: Navigating the financial aid puzzle

Week 6: Preparing a final application timeline and gearing up for senior fall semester

This program is free for all participants.

Time | Dates

Meet and Greet Info Session: Thursday, June 16th from 4:00pm - 5:00pm - location to be provided after sign-up.

 

The course will be held during a two hour block once a week, with an optional hour after for students to ask questions, work with other students, work on their applications, etc.

 

The First session will be held the week of June 20th

The last session will be held the week of July 25th

Please plan to commit at least two hours outside of workshop time to this course.

Dates and times of the meeting will be decided based on your input and availability. You will be asked to specify when and on what days we will meet in the sign-up confirmation email. As soon as we have a pool of students committed to the program, we'll ask about your availability and plan sessions that work for you. 

Location:

The course will be held in a meeting room 5 minutes north of Konawaena High School. Students will receive the exact location after they sign-up for the course. Students will also receive all supplies and materials on their first day. 

How to Sign Up:

A maximum of ten students will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If we are oversubscribed, we will consider adding another session. To guarantee your spot, please register as soon as possible. Any questions? Please contact us. 

1. Click the Join Us Link below and sign up for the Summer 2022 College Admission Readiness Program. Please answer all the prompts when creating a member profile on our website. Your information will not be shared with the public. You will the receive an email with further details within 24 hours on information about the Meet and Greet. 

2. Attend the first Meet and Greet session. If you are not able to attend, please let us know in follow-up communication and we will find a time to meet you. 

 

3. After you attend the Meet and Greet, we will then assign students to their preferred session day and time. You will then receive an informational packet with contract forms. 

4. Attend the first session!