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.
COLLEGE ESSAY AND APPLICATION WORKSHOP
AUGUST 2-6, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Hey, Class of 2022! Picture it: you complete 75% of your college applications in just five days. Does this sound too good to be true? Keep reading!
This intensive workshop is for rising seniors who are planning to apply to schools who use the Common Application this fall. Access this link to browse all Common App schools. Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) for the UC application will also be covered. Over the course of the week you will work to craft a powerful personal statement for college admissions. Participants will also work directly with counselors and teachers and hear valuable application tips straight from admissions representatives from both Common Application and UC schools.
A good fit for this workshop is a 4-year college bound student who plans to apply to at least one Common App school and one UC school. We will be using resources provided by Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy, among others. Click here to learn more about Ethan Sawyer's programs. You will leave the workshop with a working draft of your college personal statement and 75% of the remaining part of your application complete.* SEATS ARE LIMITED!
*Due to the limited time of the workshop, extended time accommodations will not be available.
- Dates: August 2-6
- Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Location: VCS Room C9
Fee: $99, price includes continental breakfast and snacks
- All BYU Independent Study courses have a $50 proctor fee for the final exam.
SAT/ACT Practice Mock Exams
SAT/ACT Practice Mock Exams are coming to Village on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Juniors are strongly recommended to participate. Fee is $25. Register here or click here for more information.
Test Prep Options at VCS Click here to register
Village is expanding our test prep course offerings through a partnership with Revolution Prep for your SAT and ACT Test Preparation needs.
More schools are now awarding Merit Scholarships based on students’ GPA + Test Scores and we recommend taking advantage of these special course offerings with discounted Village pricing! Your course options include:
- SAT On-Campus Group Course (minimum 20 students required to sign up in order to run the class) (11th-12th grade only)
- Online SAT + ACT Small Group Course – Schedule around your availability
Online Private tutoring – Schedule around your availability
Special VCS pricing is $350/student for any of the above programs!
- Exclusive 3-day Saturday Bootcamps for Seniors ($199/student)
Spring College Tour
Date: Friday, February 15
Time: 6 AM - 7 PM
Where: UC San Diego, San Diego State University, Point Loma Nazarene University, University of San Diego
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VCS College Counseling is pleased to announce our annual Roadmap to College Night!
- When: Thursday, January 17 from 6:30-8:15pm
- Who: Parents and Students in 9th-11th grade
- What: Receive specific college prep tools and tips for your current grade level, get advice for picking classes for next year, and pick up PSAT score reports.
Agenda for the Evening
- 6:30-6:45pm Pick up PSAT Score Reports - Chapel
- 6:45-7:40pm Connecting your PSAT Score Report to College Admissions featuring guest speaker from Revolution Prep - Chapel
- 7:40-8:15pm Choosing Classes for Next Year and Grade-Level College Prep Tips - Chapel, Library, or High School Lounge
RSVP by midnight on Tuesday, January 15 to be entered into a raffle for:
- Free San Diego College Tour
- $250 Test Prep Gift Card
- Free College Application and Essay Workshop
*Students must attend entire event to be eligible for a prize*
2017 College Application and Essay
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 Essa
Dates: August 8-10
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: VCS Room C9
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!
Fee: $350 for 6-week program (15 hours instruction and 3 full length exams)
SAT or ACT Practice Exams - September 22 and December 7
Click here to register
Open to all grade levels! Is the SAT or ACT better for me? Find out this fall! Studies show that test scores get better with the number of times students take practice exams. It's never too early to start getting familiar with these very important tests. Practice SAT/ACT tests are $25 each.
College Financial Aid Night - RSVP HERE
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 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Financial Aid 101 and FAFSA - UCLA Outreach Speaker
- CSS Profile (used by many private colleges and universities)
- Award Letter examples and walkthrough