College Readiness Workshops running for high school students and families

contact: Deanne Puca
| WMU News
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Make a smooth transition to college.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's Office of Precollege Programming is sponsoring workshops in Metro Detroit on Wednesdays throughout May for high school sophomores and juniors and their families to help them make a smooth transition to college. Western Wednesday College Readiness Workshops will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 3, 17, 24 and 31.

Workshop activities

  • Gain insights on being successful in college.
  • Learn about selecting the right major and career.
  • Learn about searching and applying for scholarships.
  • Learn about financing college—state scholarships, financial aid tips and more.
  • Learn basic financial literacy—College Budgeting 101.

Topics and locations

  • May 3, "What Makes a Good Scholarship Candidate?"—Franklin Wright/ Youthville, 7375 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • May 17, "College Budgeting 101: Basic Financial Literacy"—Franklin Wright/ Youthville, 7375 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • May 24, "What would you like to do in life? College Major vs. Career"—Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy
  • May 31, "How to Finance College – State Scholarships and More"—Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy

To register, send an email two days prior to the workshop to doreen.odom@wmich.edu. Include:

  • Student's name
  • Student's high school
  • Student's grade level (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)
  • Total number of people attending

For more information, call (269) 599-2496.

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