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While there is no fee to attend, registration is required for all events.  Registration will typically open three weeks prior to an event or its RSVP deadline.  If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registering, please call 972.377.1772 to ensure your reservation was received.

For maps to our campuses and their respective conference centers, please click here.

New programs may be added to the schedule.  Please check back often for updates, or join our mailing list below.

Seating is limited at all events. 


Fall 2014 Workshops


Building Your Depth: The Top 10 Things Colleges Want in an Applicant
6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco
With college applications at an all time high, it is important to understand what colleges are looking for when deciding which students to accept.  This session will provide an inside look at the 10 most important components you need to demonstrate in order to compete today with other "Echo Boomers" applying to college, and explain the role each plays in a college's decision to consider you for admission.  Additionally, you will learn how you can apply your academic interests, unique talents and personal passions in ways that will build depth as an individual.  The more interesting you are, the more desirable you are to colleges.

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The Princeton ReviewTM: Testing Strategies
6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Living Legends Conference Center
Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano
Find out all you need to know about the SATTM and ACTTM in this informational session.  A Princeton Review instructor will lead you through techniques to help you on these high-stakes admissions tests.  Where will your scores take you?

Registration for this workshop will open on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.  Thank you for your interest.


Spring 2015 Workshops



Destination College: The Parent Workshop
6 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Living Legends Conference Center
Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano
This popular workshop will provide parents with the essentials of planning and preparing for your students' college experience.  Speakers will address practical parenting concerns, strategies for a successful college admissions process, and financial aid resources and terminology.  Join us for an entertaining and informative evening.  Hors d'oeuvres will be provided starting at 6 p.m.  The program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.  Please note that this workshop is for parents only.

Registration for this workshop will open on Jan. 8, 2015.  The RSVP deadline for this event is Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.  Thank you for your interest.


 

How to Apply for Financial Aid
6:30 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco

How do I apply?  What is a FAFSA?  Get help in sorting out the facts from the myths.  This workshop will introduce you to financial aid concepts such as the different types of aid, the application process and more.

Registration for this workshop will open on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  Thank you for your interest.


 

Collin College Pre-Admission Partnerships: Transferring to Universities
6 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Living Legends Conference Center
Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano

Representatives from each of Collin College's pre-admission partner colleges/universities will provide information about their program's benefits, the application process, financial aid scholarships and ways to prepare for college.  The partners will meet parents and students during individual breakout sessions.  Information tables from university partners and Collin College will be available for browsing.

Collin College's University Partners are: Austin College, Baylor University, Dallas Baptist University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University - Commerce, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman's University, Texas Wesleyan University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas. 

Please note: Browsing tables will be available from 6 - 6:20 p.m.  Welcome remarks and breakout sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Registration for this workshop will open on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.  Thank you for your interest.


 

The Magic of Storytelling: How to Write a Successful College Essay
6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Living Legends Conference Center
Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano

You asked for it and we listened - a repeat performance of one of our most popular workshops.  According to the 3,500 colleges and universities in the U.S., "The singular most challenging aspect of the college application process is writing the college essay."  Learn the secrets behind writing a meaningful and memorable personal essay that connects with the admissions committee while distinguishing yourself from the 3.2 million students applying to college each year, from Marilyn Kaufman, M.Ed., one of 25 college counselors on the The Princeton Review National College Counselor Advisory Board. 

Registration for this workshop will open on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.  Thank you for your interest.



Getting Started at Collin College:  For New Students
6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Living Legends Conference Center
Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano
Are you planning on attending Collin College in the summer or fall 2015? If so, this workshop walks you through each step of the process to get started, from admissions to advising and applying for financial aid.  Representatives from various student services departments will be available to answer your individual questions.  Please note:  No dual credit information will be discussed at this workshop.  This session is intended for those who are graduating or who have already graduated from high school.

Registration for this workshop will open on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.  Thank you for your interest.



From High School to College:  Your Successful Transition Begins Now!
6:30 - 8 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015
Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco
After the applications have been completed, acceptances received and the college selected, it's time for you to make the big leap to your new life as a college freshman.  Laying the foundation for a successful transition to college actually begins in high school.  This session will show you how the college search, selection and application process can help you develop the skills and the confidence to begin college with an effective and appropriate mindset for you to be immediately successful and to thrive continuously throughout your college career. 

 Registration for this workshop will open on Thursday, April 2, 2015.  Thank you for your interest.



                                                                         
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Would you like to have college-readiness workshops presented at your school or organization? 

If you work with high school students and/or parents in Collin or Rockwall county who would benefit from learning about how to plan and prepare for college, contact Destination College to arrange for a workshop to be presented at your site.