2016-2017 Schedule of Workshops

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Spring 2017 Workshops Topics

Academy of Art University Presentation:  This is a private university located in San Francisco, California serving both traditional and online students.  The university offers degrees in Acting, Advertising, Animation, Architecture, Fashion/Apparel Design, Game and Interactive Media Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Journalism, Photography, and much more.  The presentation is visually entertaining and will cover majors, programs, student work, alumni success, housing, and much more.

Thursday, May 25: 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.

Monday, April 10: 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, Room 8329
Tuesday, April 11: 4:30pm, 5pm, Room 8329
Wednesday, April 12: 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, Room 8329
Tuesday, April 18: 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 4:30pm, 5pm, Room 8329
Friday, April 21: 9am, 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 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.

Tuesday, April 11: 3pm – 4pm, Room 8329
Wednesday, April 12: 10am – 11am, Room 8329
Friday, April 14: 9am – 10am, Room 8329
Monday, April 17: 4pm – 5pm, Room 8329
Thursday, April 20: 10am – 11am, Room 8329

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

Monday, May 15: 12pm – 1pm, Room 8330
Tuesday, May 30: 12pm – 1pm, Room 8330

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.

Wednesday, May 24: 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 8330

How to Choose a Major:  A Foothill College Counselor who will walk you through the steps towards choosing a major.  You will assess your interests and skills and learn important tips and tools to researching majors and careers.  Advance sign up required.

Thursday, June 15: 1pm – 2pm, Room 8330
Tuesday, June 20: 12pm – 1pm, Room 8330

How to Write Your UC Insight Questions: Learn more about the UC Insight Questions.  Get advice on choosing the questions and putting the best YOU on paper!  You are required to answer one mandatory questions and then you can choose 3 out of 7 questions to answer for your UC Application.  Advance sign up required.

Tuesday, May 2: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 8330
Wednesday, June 7: 11am – 12pm, Room 8330

Transfer Achievement CelebrationStudents who are transferring to a four-year university in Fall 2017 are invited to attend this special event.  Each student can bring 2 guests for dinner, certificate presentation, and celebration.  Advance sign up required. Space is limited.

Wednesday, June 14: 6pm – 8pm, Campus Center

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

Tuesdays and Fridays: 12pm – 1pm, Room 8329

Transfer Options:  Learn the basics of preparing for transfer, including UC/CSU eligibility, General Education requirements, and major preparation.  This is a great starting point for students just getting started or students with 30 – 45 units.  Advance sign up required.

Wednesday, June 21: 11am – 12pm: Room 8330
Tuesday, June 27: 1pm – 2pm, Room 8329

Transfer Info Tabling: The Transfer Center will meet students outside to share handouts and upcoming activities.  Stop by to pick up a workshop calendar or a flyer for the Transfer Achievement Celebration.  Learn about our services and resources to help students in the transfer process.

Wednesdays in May: 12pm – 1pm, Campus Center

UC Welcome Sessions for Admitted Students:  Attend a workshop to learn more about the specific university you will attend in Fall 2017, such as Open Houses, Orientations, Housing, Financial Aid, etc. Advance sign up required.

UC Berkeley: Welcome Session for Admitted Students
Tuesday, May 23: 2pm – 3pm, Room 8330

UC Irvine: New Anteater Welcome
Monday, May 8: 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Room 8330

UC Santa Cruz: Admitted Student Workshop
Wednesday, May 17: 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Room 8330

UC Next Steps: Attend this workshop to learn: how to follow the next steps after applying for Fall 2017. 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. Click to download a PDF flyer.

Wednesday, April 25: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 8330
Wednesday, May 10: 11am – 11:45am, 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.

Monday, May 22: 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 8330
Thursday, June 15: 12pm – 1pm, Room 8330

UCLA Transfer Alliance Program:  Attend this workshop to learn more about TAP requirements, the application process, strategies for selecting a major and more.   Presented by the Foothill College Honor’s Program.  Advance sign up NOT required.

Wednesday, May 17: 12pm – 1:30pm, Room 2020 (Toyon)
Thursday, June 8: 1pm - 2pm, Room ADM 1943

Check out "Guide for Transfer Applicants" (PDF) for more information.
Questions About Workshops?
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