Free Preparing for College Series Offered by FCPL

Turn to Your Public Library for the Support You Need to Get Your Teens into College


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On Monday evening, a session on SAT Test Strategies will be conducted at Southside Branch Library in Winston-Salem. This is just one of many opportunities for teens and families to get a jump on preparing for college. 

"Today, you need to be working on getting into college as early as your sophomore and junior years of high school," says Jody Lohman, information services reference librarian for Forsyth County Public Library. 

It is also important that teens and their parents have as much information as possible, as well as the necessary tools, to open the doors of opportunity wide when it comes to pursuing the college path. That is why Lohman has organized the Preparing for College Series at Forsyth County Public Library. The series is geared toward teens interested in applying for and attending college, but is also pertinent to parent of teens and the community at large. Each session is free and open to the public. 

Many of the sessions for this series have already been scheduled. Some, such as those pertaining to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), are still in the planning stages, especially in light of recent revisions to the FAFSA application opening date

Here is a list of Preparing for College Series sessions already planned for 2016-17: Unless otherwise noted, sessions will be held at Southside Branch Library.

Writing a Great College Essay, Monday, September 19

Financial Pitfalls Facing College Students, Monday, October 17

Getting the Most from College Visits, Monday, November 14 (Rural Hall Auditorium)

ACT Test Strategies, Monday, January 9

Getting the Most from College Visits, Monday, January 30

Road to College: Helping Students and Parents Experience a Smooth Ride, Monday, February 27

Road to College: Helping Students and Parents Experience a Smooth Ride, Monday, March 6 (Rural Hall Auditorium)

Navigating Highly Selective College Admissions, Monday, March 27

In addition to the Preparing for College Series, Forsyth County Public Library offers scholarship resources at the Forsyth County Government Center at 201 N. Chestnut St. To learn more, including how to search the Grants to Individuals Online database, call 336-703-3023 or email Jody Lohman directly at lohmanj2@forsythcc.to to make an appointment.

For middle and high school students, Forsyth County Public Library also offers resources to help with school projects. Teens who need help with research or want to learn about basic online library services that can be accessed for free anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection and a library card are also encouraged to contact Jody Lohman at the above contact number or email address.

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