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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 within 24 hours upon registering, please call 972.377.1772 to ensure your reservation was received.

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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 2015 Workshops



 

The Princeton ReviewTM: Getting In

6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12

Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, Plano

The Princeton Review's "Getting In" seminars reveal the secrets to being accepted to America's "finest colleges."

  • What will get you into college and when should you prepare?
  • How can you take control of the college search and not let it control you?
  • How can you beat the SATTM and ACTTM?

You've got questions - we've got answers.

Registration for this event will open Sept. 4, 2015. Thank you for your interest.

 


 

The Magic of Storytelling: How to Write a Successful College Essay

6:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12

Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, Frisco

According to the 3,500 colleges and universities in the U.S., "The single 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. Join us for one of the most popular workshops of the year, presented by Marilyn Kaufman, M.Ed., one of the 25 college counselors on The Princeton Review National College Counselor Advisory Board.

 

Registration for this event will open Sept. 15, 2015. Thank you for your interest.

 


 

Show Me the Money: Finding and Applying for Scholarships

6:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12

Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, Frisco

Looking for scholarships can be overwhelming and confusing, and some national scholarships are very competitive. However, scholarships are out there and many of them are more accessible than you may think. Join us for an informative look at how you can find scholarships, regardless of income or major, and learn how to improve your chances of receiving a scholarship.

 

Registration for this event will open Sept. 29, 2015. Thank you for your interest.

 


 

The Princeton ReviewTM: Testing Strategies

6:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12

Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, Frisco

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 event will open Oct. 13, 2015. Thank you for your interest.

 


 

Building Your Depth: The Top 10 Things Colleges Want in an Applicant

6:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12

Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, Plano

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 with other students 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 interestingly you can present your application, the more desirable you are to colleges.

 

Registration for this event will open Oct. 27, 2015. Thank you for your interest.

 



 

Spring 2016 Workshops

 



 

Destination College: The Parent Workshop

6:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Target Audience: Parents Only

Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, Plano

This popular workshop will provide parents with the essentials of planning and preparing for your student's 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. Dinner will be provided starting at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Please note that this workshop is for parents only.

 

Registration for this event will open Jan. 4, 2016, and the RSVP deadline is Jan. 21. Thank you for your interest.

 


 

How to Apply for Financial Aid

6:30-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12

Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 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 event will open Jan. 22, 2016. Thank you for your interest.

 


 

Collin College Pre-admission Partnerships: Transferring to Universities

6:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12

Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 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.

 

Registration for this event will open Jan. 29, 2016. Thank you for your interest.

 


 

The Magic of Storytelling: How to Write a Successful College Essay

6:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12

Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 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 single 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. This workshop is presented by Marilyn Kaufman, M.Ed., one of 25 college counselors on The Princeton Review National College Counselor Advisory Board.

 

Registration for this event will open Feb. 9, 2016. Thank you for your interest.

 


 

Getting Started at Collin College: For New Students

6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Target Audience: Parents and Students Grade 12

Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, Plano

Are you planning on attending Collin College in the summer or fall 2016? 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.

 

Registration for this event will open March 2, 2016. Thank you for your interest.

 


 

Saving for College: The Time to Start is NOW

6:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Target Audience: Parents of Middle School Students Grades 7-8

Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, Plano

Outside of paying for retirement, paying for your children's college education can be one of life's most expensive endeavors. Most American families do not have a plan for paying for college, yet planners are more successful savers. Join us for an informative workshop that will help you focus on your goal and learn how to fund your children's education.

 

Registration for this event will open March 15, 2016. Thank you for your interest.

 


 

From High School to College: Your Successful Transition Begins Now!

6:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12

Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 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, allowing you to be immediately successful and to thrive continuously throughout your college career.

 

Registration for this event will open April 6, 2016. 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.