Tuesday, July 16, 2013

College Seminar Course

This upcoming school year I will be teaching one section of a senior class called College Seminar.  This class will focus on the college admissions process and the transition from high school to life after high school.  In the past, I have taught a course called Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) for seniors.  This course focused on the college admissions process as well as the transition piece that I mentioned.

I plan to structure the class in three parts: 1).  College Admissions, 2). Financial Aid, and 3). Transition.  Within these parts will be sub topics such as public and private/independent college applications, scholarships, FAFSA, resume, interviewing skills, dorm life, and some other topics.  This is the initial plan.

Although I am excited, I am a little scared.  It is like when my students apply to college.  I have not taught in 5 years so I need to write a syllabus and brainstorm how I imagine I want the class to go with procedure and all.  It is going to be exciting to see what I come with.

Have you or do you teach a college seminar course that focuses on the college admissions process?

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