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Are you considering attending college after high school and would like to learn more about what colleges are seeking in an applicant? Concerned about how to pay for college? Unsure of how to start the planning process? Beaverton School District invites you to view these recordings from our previous College and Career Readiness events held in May and June 2022. Presenters cover topics such as strengthening your college profile, financial aid basics, how to write a college essay, and setting a Senior Year timeline. These sessions are recommended for students and families grades 10-12. 


Pre-Session How to Read Your Transcript

  • Determine your weighted & unweighted GPA
  • Determine if you're on track to graduate

Rising Senior Year Timeline & Tips:

When to do what for post high school planning

  • Month to month organization of what to be working on
  • Topics covered include: Testing, essays, applications, financial aid, scholarships
  • Selecting the right educational fit
  • Scholarship Resources

How to Write a College Essay 

  • What is a college essay
  • What makes a great essay
  • What to write about
  • Do's & don't with an essay
  • Tips

How College Decisions Are Made

  • Understanding what colleges are seeking in an applicant
  • Importance of a college prep curriculum
  • Assessing student's interests and strengths as they relate to extra-curricular and leadership activities

Financial Aid Basics

  • What is financial aid
  • The FAFSA & ORSAA
  • Understanding your financial awards
  • Comparing the costs of schools
  • Tips