Thurston County’s three colleges — Saint Martin’s University, The Evergreen State College and South Puget Sound Community College — have partnered up to host a series of college planning seminars this month for local high school students and their families.
The free events will provide general information about college planning, and specifics on each institution. Registration is not required.
“We want to provide the South Sound region with a comprehensive knowledge base about the overall college planning process, while at the same time highlighting the diverse academic options high school students and their families have right here in their own backyard,” Sarah Weiss, director of admissions at Saint Martin’s, said in a news release.
Here’s the schedule of events:
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• How to choose a college that’s good for you, 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Lecture Hall 1, at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia. This seminar will cover information about the three different colleges and the degrees they offer, as well as advice on how to choose a school based on “fit.” For more information, contact Clarisse Leong at 360-867-6170.
• College essays and applications 101, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Building 26-101, at South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Learn tips on how to write college applications, and the differences in admission requirements for each college. For more information, contact Christina Winstead at 360-596-5446.
• Financing college: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Cebula Hall, third floor, at Saint Martin’s University, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey. This workshop will cover financial aid, scholarships and important deadlines for tuition assistance. For more information, contact Kacie McPartland at 360-486-8121.