The Korea Daily’s College Fair on Saturday, September 20 will feature a variety of seminars to help students and parents prepare for college.
Some presentations will focus on getting into school. C2 Education, a nationwide group that works with 12,000 students weekly, will present information about the new SAT and military academies. FLEX College Prep, a counseling company with centers in California and Korea, will deliver a seminar on the new SAT as well as the impact of the new Common Core standards.
Admission Masters, an educational consulting group founded in 1996 that prides itself on its personalized approach, will give advice on high school curriculum, focusing on teaching students and parents how to stand out and make themselves unique by choosing the right classes and extracurriculars.
There are also seminars for students who are learning English or who have recently immigrated.
ESL Lab’s CC2UC is a residential program designed for international students who wish to enter the UC system, and their seminars will give information to help students do just that. Undocumented immigrants, and their parents, should attend the Korean Resource Center’s seminar entitled “Access to Education for Undocumented Students,” which will provide specifics about utilizing the California DREAM Act and applying for in-state tuition.
There are other programs focused specifically on funding.
Spectrum College Planning, Inc. has worked with 6000 families since 2001 to “make college affordable by implementing little known financial and tax strategies.” At the College Fair, Spectrum will be presenting information about understanding the basics of financial aid and comparing the costs of private and public institutions.
AGM College Planning helps students negotiate their financial aid rates with schools and manage and evaluate expenses, and representatives from AGM will share strategies for maximizing financial aid.
In addition to these seminars, students and parents can look forward to inspirational speeches from actress Arden Cho, Hollywood concept designer Steve Jung, Google’s Tae Eun Kim, and Harvard undergraduate Sally Na. The keynote speaker, Harvard Admissions Interviewer Janet Kwon, will tell students all about the interview process for highly selective schools. Additionally, students and parents will be able to sign up for a BOSI brain aptitude test at a discounted rate.
The Fair is free to attend and takes place from 10 am until 3 pm at Choong Hyun Mission Church on Edenhurst Avenue in Glendale. Register at collegefair.koreadaily.com to be eligible for gifts including Samsung tablets and McDonald’s giftcards.