Upcoming Events

The Counseling Department is excited about our upcoming events to assist our families and students in their college application process. This year we have events planned to give students access and exposure to several colleges and universities and their representatives, as well as college tours to give students a hands-on college experience.

BYU Final Exam Proctor Fee - Click Here

  • All BYU Independent Study courses have a $50 proctor fee for the final exam.

Mock ACT and SAT Exams- Not sure which exam to prep for? - Click Here to RSVP

  • Saturday, January 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Take a full length practice ACT and/or SAT exam at VCS and discover your strengths and areas for improvement on each exam.

Spring College Tour - Click Here to RSVP
Don't miss this chance to tour four amazing local colleges!

DATE: Friday, February 16, 2018
TIME: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:

  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Chapman University
  • Concordia University, Irvine
  • University of California, Irvine

FEE: $40 (includes transportation and lunch)
** Open to the first 40 students**

Understanding College Admissions: A Case Study - Click Here to RSVPz
If you have ever wondered exactly what it is that colleges consider when deciding the fate of each senior class, this is the event for you! VCS partners with Maranatha and Heritage Christian High Schools so you can learn about the college process, ask questions, and discover how to make the most of your application submissions.

Who: Over 20 college representatives from around the country including Pepperdine, TCU, Syracuse, and more!
What: A case study review in a small group and a college fair to follow
When: Saturday, March 3 from 9am-12pm
Where: Maranatha High School, 169 S St John Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

FREE event! Open to 10th and 11th grade students and families.

Princeton Review SAT and ACT Prep Classes at VCS - Click Here to RSVP

VCS is proud to partner with The Princeton Review to help students prepare for the March 10 SAT and April 4 ACT exams. These classes are designed exclusively for VCS students!
Price: $350 for 6 week program (15 hours instruction or three-full length exams)

Past Events

2017 College Application and Essay Workshop: August 8-10

Hey Seniors!!! Are you someone who needs some extra help, extra reassurance, or an extra pair of eyes when it comes to applying to college? Maybe you'd like a head start on the process? Maybe you're someone who procrastinates and might have a freak out moment if you don't get some early hands-on help? (Yeah, you know who you are!) Luckily Village is running a College Application and Essay Workshop just for you! We will be using resources provided by Ethan Sawyer- College Essay Guy. Click here to learn more about Ethan Sawyer's programs.

Dates: August 8-10

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: VCS Room C9

Fee: $99

See full agenda below:

Tuesday, August 8

  • Introduction to the General Personal Statement and Brainstorming
  • Introduction of Narrative Essay Structure
  • Analyze Sample Essays
  • College Search Process Overview Using Schoolinks and Naviance

Wednesday, August 9

  • Introduction of Montage Essay Structure
  • Analyze Sample Essays
  • Decide on an Essay Structure and Begin Drafting
  • Meet with Essay Coach one on one for Feedback and Guidance
  • Common Application
  • Guest Speaker: Mount Saint Mary's University Admissions Rep

Thursday, August 10

  • Peer Review
  • Revision Process
  • Personal Statement Final Draft Reveal
  • UC Application
  • Guest Speaker - Syracuse University Admissions Rep

Princeton Review SAT and ACT Prep Classes at VCS - Click Here to RSVP

  • VCS is proud to partner with The Princeton Review to help students prepare for the October 7 SAT and October 28 ACT exams. These classes are designed exclusively for VCS students!
  • Please click here for class times.
  • Fee: $350 for 6-week program (15 hours instruction and 3 full length exams)\

Financial Aid Workshop for 11th & 12th Grade Families - Click Here to RSVP

FAFSA, CSS Profile, Grants, Merit Aid, Scholarships - What does it all mean? Don't miss this chance to gain valuable insight on the financial aid process for college from three amazing speakers! There is no cost to attend but RSVP is required.

  • When: October 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Chapel
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Dennis Schroeder - LA Mission College Financial Aid Director
    • Lauren Chamberlin - University of Redlands Associate Director of Student Financial Services
    • Jenny Park - Plan U Financial Consulting Representative

Fall College Tour - Click Here to RSVP

Don't miss this chance to tour three amazing colleges!

  • Date: October 30, 2017
  • Time: 7 am to 5 pm
  • Where: California State University Pomona, Claremont McKenna College, California Institute of Technology
  • Fee: $40 (includes transportation and brunch)​
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Road Map to College - Click Here to RSVP
Please mark your calendars for our Roadmap to College Night on January 18, 2018! Don't miss this exclusive counseling event to help you stay on track for college!

Evening’s Schedule

  • 6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Pick up PSAT Score Reports (Bring your ID)
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – "The Harvard Experience" -Esther Lee VCS Alum '17
  • 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – PSAT Score Analysis Presentation
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. – Grade Level Presentations by Counselors on College Planning

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