2016-2017 Schedule of Workshops

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Winter 2017 Workshops Topics

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT):  Presented by CSU, East Bay Visiting College Representative. An ADT is a guarantee pathway for transfer into the California State University (CSU) system.  You will learn the benefits of receiving an Associates Degree for Transfer.

Thursday, February 9: 12pm – 1pm, Room 8330, Sign Up Required

CAL Grant Workshop:  In this workshop, students will learn about the qualifications for a CAL Grant through the Foothill College Financial Aid office. To learn more, visit:  

Thursday, February 9: 2pm – 3pm, Room 8330

Cash for College:  This workshop provides financial aid advice for students who want to learn the various ways to pay for college.  This workshop is sponsored by the Foothill College Financial Aid Office:

Wednesday, February 8: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Room 8401

Columbia University School of General Studies Presentation: If you intend to complete your undergraduate degree, Columbia University School of General Studies (GS) in New York City may be the place for you The only Ivy League college of its kind, GS empowers returning and adult students (those who have taken a break of at least one year since high school) by fully integrating them into the Columbia University undergraduate curriculum. Learn more about what Columbia can offer you by attending this free presentation.  Advance sign up required.

Tuesday, March 14: 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 8330

Common Application Essay Review:  Sign up to have your essays reviewed for the Common Application.  Essays must be printed out with the question/prompt typed on the top of the page.  Each private school will require different essay questions so come prepared with your written documents.  Each appointment is 30 minutes. Advance sign up required.

Tuesdays: 4:30pm – 6pm, Room 8329

Wednesdays: 3pm – 5pm, Room 8329

Thursdays and/or Fridays: 9:30am – 11am, Room 8329

Common Application Small Group Session:  Learn about admission requirements for each college/university you are applying to. Attend this workshop to log-in to the Common Application and understand the various requirements for each college.  Each session is one hour and limited to five (5) students. Advance sign up required.

Monday, January 23: 10am – 11am, Room 8329

Monday, February 6: 4pm – 5pm, Room 8329

Monday, February 27: 9am – 10am, Room 8329

Monday, March 13: 5pm – 6pm, Room 8329

Tuesday, January 31: 2pm – 3pm, Room 8329

Tuesday, February 7: 10am – 11am, Room 8329

Tuesday, February 21: 3pm – 4pm, Room 8329

Tuesday, March 7: 3pm – 4pm, Room 8329

Wednesday, January 18: 9am – 10am, Room 8329

Wednesday, February 1: 9am – 10am, Room 8329

Wednesday, February 15: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 8329

Wednesday, March 22: 2pm – 3pm, Room 8329

Thursday, February 16: 9am – 10am, Room 8329

Thursday, March 9: 9:30am – 10:30am, Room 8329

Thursday, March 16: 10am – 11am, Room 8329

Friday, January 20: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 8329

Friday, February 24: 10am – 11am, Room 8329

Friday, March 24: 9am – 10am, Room 8329

CSU Next Steps: Attend this workshop to learn how to follow the next steps after applying for Fall 2017, such as adding Fall grades. This workshop will address important document deadlines, financial aid deadlines, and much more.  Advance sign up required. Click to download a PDF flyer.

Thursday, March 2: 12pm – 1pm, Room 8330
Presented by CSU, East Bay

Thursday, March 9: 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 8330
Presented by San Francisco State University

Monday, March 13: 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 8330
Presented by San Jose State University

Discover UC Davis Day Bus Trip: The bus trip includes transportation to UC Davis, campus tours, information sessions, and lunch. Space is limited.  To learn more, visit the Transfer Center, Room 8329. Click here to download flyer (PDF).

Financial Aid for Transfer Students:  Review how to read and compare an award letter.  The Foothill College Financial Aid Office will go over general state and federal aid amounts. They will discuss campus based funds and CSS profile.  Advance sign up NOT required.

Thursday, Mach 23: 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 8330

Scholarship Workshop: How to Apply & Essay Guidelines:  In this workshop, students learn how scholarships can help finance your education. This workshop includes an opportunity to fill out your online scholarship application.  Presented by the Foothill College Financial Aid Office:

Thursday, January 19: 2pm – 3:30pm, Room 8401

Transfer Counseling, Quick Questions: Students meet with a counselor for individual transfer counseling.  Time is limited to 10-15 minutes.  To learn more, visit:

Transfer Info Session with CAP:  Join the Community Ambassador Program (CAP) to learn more about the Transfer Center and the resources available for students, such as Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs), visiting college representatives, and how to make an appointment for workshops and/or the Transfer Counselor.

Wednesday, March 15: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 2150

UC Next Steps: Attend this workshop to learn: how to follow the next steps after applying for Fall 2017, such as adding Fall grades.  This workshop will address important document deadlines, financial aid deadlines, and much more.  Presented by Visiting College Representatives from the UC, such as UC Davis. Advance sign up required.

Wednesday, March 15: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 8330

UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP): This is an important workshop for students to learn how to set up their Transfer Admission Planner.  Students will work hands-on at computers to learn about the benefits of the UC TAP, create your own account, and start inputting your coursework.  The information in the TAP can be used for applying for a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) and directly imported into your UC Application when ready to apply.  Presented by UC Davis.  You may bring your own laptop, and you must bring transcripts from schools other than Foothill College. Advance sign up required.

Tuesday, February 7: 10am – 11:30am, Room 8401

Tuesday, February 7: 2pm – 3:30pm, Room 8330

Writing the Common Application Essay:  Come learn how to interpret prompts and structure your responses for private school application essays.

Tuesday, January 17: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Room 3600

Wednesday, February 8: 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Room 3600

Friday, February 24: 11:00am - 12:00pm, Room 3600

Check out "Guide for Transfer Applicants" (PDF) for more information.
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