• By Jody Lohman
  • Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Prepare for College @ Southside Branch

Learn about SAT/ACT strategies, financial aid, finding grants and scholarships, and the admissions process at Southside Branch.


PAYING FOR COLLEGE: FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
Monday, August 31, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
The process of applying for financial aid and scholarships is a lot more confusing and stressful than it needs to be. This seminar shares step-by-step advice for families, including how to estimate your eligibility, what forms to fill out, and when to file them. The session also addresses the role of scholarships

ROAD TO COLLEGE: HELPING STUDENTS & PARENTS EXPERIENCE A SMOOTH RIDE
Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
Learn what steps you can take during high school to prepare for college admissions. Topics include college applications, transcripts, essays, recommendation letters, choosing and visiting schools, and early application choices.

FINANCIAL PITFALLS FACING COLLEGE STUDENTS
Monday, October 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
This program for parents and students raises financial and money management issues crucial to any college student. Presented by Lindy Fuller, Business Development Office at Summit Credit Union.

SAT/ACT TEST STRATEGIES
Monday, January 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
A representative from Princeton Review will provide information about the SAT and ACT exams, including the differences between the exams, what they test, and how the content is tested. Included will be core strategies to help students test with confidence. Bring your questions.

FINANCIAL AID PROCESS: LET'S GET STARTED
Monday, February 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
The Directors of Financial Aid from UNCSA and Winston-Salem Foundation will help you get started with the financial aid process and answer your questions. Presenters - Jane Kamiab (UNC School of the Arts) and Kay Dillon (Winston-Salem Foundation)

FAFSA DAY at Southside Branch
Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
For Seniors who plan on starting college in Fall 2016. Bring your tax documents and sit down with a volunteer who will help you fill out the FAFSA form.

GETTING THE MOST FROM COLLEGE VISITS
Monday, February 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium
Visiting colleges is for the purpose of deciding whether to apply to particular schools. Thorough exploration requires time and focus. Learn what to do besides taking a formal tour and eating in the cafeteria to gain a comprehensive view of prospective colleges.
Presenter - Julie Cunningham, Cunningham College Consulting

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY
Call 336 703-3023
Southside Branch Library
Learn about scholarship resources at the library, including how to search Grants to Individuals Online database. Call 336-703-3023 or email lohmanj2@forsyth.cc.to make an appointment.

LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Call 336 703-3023
Southside Branch Library
Need help finding information for research projects and school assignments? Learn about basic online library resources that you can use anytime and anywhere for FREE with an internet connection and your Forsyth County Public Library card. Call 336-703-3023 or email lohmanj2@forsyth.cc.to register.

These programs are part of the Preparing for College Series at Forsyth County Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Southside Branch Library by phone at 336-703-2980 or email lohmanj2@forsyth.cc.

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