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Events

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DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

WED., 8/30/23

9:00 a.m.

via Zoom

Senior Parents: College Application Process

A step-by-step explanation on how to process a college application, request transcripts, teacher recommendations and other required forms.

Zoom Link: https://lths-net.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvfuyqqDMpG9ZhZWRwXFObucmsdOuHeYFT#/registration

To listen to a recording of this presentation click here

WED., 8/30/23

7:00 p.m.

Senior Parents: College Application Process

A step-by-step explanation on how to process a college application, request transcripts, teacher recommendations and other required forms.

Reber Center-North Campus

 

Break-out Sessions:

  • Room 137
  • Upper Library Rooms A 
  • Upper Library Room B

 

TUES., 

10/3/23

7:00 p.m.

Navigating a Rapidly-Evolving Admission Testing Landscape

For Sophomore and Junior Families

Reber Center, North Campus

To view the powerpoint slides from this event click here

 

To view the latest version of "Guide to College Admission Testing" click here

TUES., 10/10/23 7:00 p.m.

Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning & Success:

College search and selection doesn't have to be high stress and high stakes. There is a way to make the college planning process positive, healthier, and easier for students and parents. New York Times bestselling author of the #1 book on college life, Harlan Cohen (The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College and The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only) helps students and parents reframe college search and selection to reduce stress and guarantee success. Harlan shares the latest facts, stats, and strategies to guide high school and college students as they navigate the changes ahead. He helps parents be the best partners and empowers students to explore what they really want. Harlan uses his humor, personal anecdotes, and interactive style to engage audiences of all ages.

Reber Center, North Campus  

 

For information from this evening's event click here

WED., 10/11/23

During LUNCH Periods

Essaypalooza

Meet one-on-one with a college representative to get feedback on your college application essay(s). 

Students must sign up/make an appointment to participate. Appointments with the college rep will be ten minutes.

Students must submit their essay to Mr. Dailey (cdailey@lths.net) by 3:00pm on October 4th to confirm their appointment.

Watch for information in upcoming CCC Newsletters and from Mr. Dailey

North Campus, Rooms 137 & 140

Start OCT. 18 during Lunch/Study  

Scholarship 101

All seniors are invited to join the Scholarship Club. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month in the College and Career Center during lunch study. Stop in to learn more about applications, essays, deadlines and more.

 

College & Career Center-LUNCH/STUDY

Periods 4 & 5 only

 

10/23-10/27/23

7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

College Application Week
The College & Career Center invites students to come and work on completing their college applications and/or receive assistance as needed. This will take place during all class periods.

 

Room 148

11/6-11/10/23

Lunch Periods

Military Week
Come to the College and Career Center to meet with representatives from the various branches of the military and learn what they have to offer.

Room 148

TUES., 11/7/23

7:00 p.m.

FAFSA 101

This session will cover types of financial aid, tips for preparing for FAFSA, a step-by-step overview of the FAFSA, directions for next steps, details on how schools calculate need and more! Completing the FAFSA (or providing an opt-out waiver) is a graduation requirement in the State of Illinois.

 

This session will also be offered in Spanish.

Reber Center- North Campus

Click here for the live recording of the event

Click here to view the slides from the Financial Aid Process presentation in the Reber Center

Click here for Financial Aid Q & A

Click here for the FAFSA Handout

Click here for FAFSA Changes

 

Click here to view the slides from the CSS Profile presentation in the Reber Center

Click here for CSS Profile Information

Click here for CSS Profile Student Guide

 

 

Break-out Sessions:

  • Room 137

Presentación de Becas para Estudiantes en Último Año de Secundaria

Click here for information on scholarships for Latinx/Hispanic students

  • Room 140

Click here to view the slides from the Scholarship Presentation in Room 140

Click here to view the LT Scholarship Tracker

Click here for the Scholarship Handout

Click here for Scholarship Quicklinks

Click here for information on LT's Scholarship Club

  • Library Room A

Click here to view slides from the After the FAFSA: Next Steps Presentation in Library Room A

Click here for the Information Card

Click here for FAFSA Verification information

THURS., 11/16/23

7:00 p.m.

College Search Kick-off for Juniors & Parents:

Attendees will learn strategies for career planning and selecting a college major, an
overview of Post-Secondary pathways and supports, ways to explore colleges and
determine what is the best fit for the student. Schoolinks features will be highlighted
and additional college/career planning resources will be shared.

Reber Center-North Campus

Presentations:

  • Click here to view a video of the main presentation.
  • Click here to view the PowerPoint slides from the main presentation.
  • Click here to view the NCAA session PowerPoint slides.
  • Click here to view the Fine Arts Admission PowerPoint slides.
  • Click here to view the Service Academies PowerPoint slides.

Handouts:

THURS., 12/7/23

7:00 p.m.

 

College-Bound Course Selection

(target audience: Freshmen, Sophomore, & Junior families)

Link to recorded Zoom presentation

Resources:

Link to College-Bound Courses Selection Presentation Slides

LT College and Career Planning Guide link

LT Academic Program Guide

Elective Classes and Career Connections 2023-24

World Language Admissions Requirements

University of California - Course Guide (A-G)

Advice on Selecting Courses - Yale University

Transferology

Technology Center of DuPage

Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)

THURS., 1/11/24

7:00 p.m.

FAFSA Workshop #1

Get help completing the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with assistance offered by members of the ISACorps, financial aid experts from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

North Campus: Rooms 137 & 140

THURS., 1/18/24

7:00 p.m.

Discover College

Discover College features a panel of college admissions representatives who will explain the options available to students after LT for college selection.

(Target audience: Sophomores & Juniors)

 

Reber Center-North Campus

Click here to view a video of the panel presentation.

 

 

THURS., 1/25/24

7:00 p.m.

via Zoom

First Generation Night

A student support program at LTHS to assist first-generation college-bound students and their families with career and college planning processes.Open to all grade levels!  

Zoom Link:

TBD

FAFSA Friday

Have questions about filing the FAFSA? Come to the College & Career Center to meet with an ISAC representative who is an expert on the FAFSA.

 

College & Career Center-Room 148

Periods 4 & 5 only

TUES., 2/13/24

7:00 p.m.

FAFSA Workshop #2
Get help completing the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student aid with assistance offered by members of the ISACorps, financial aid experts from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.   

College & Career Center-Room 148 (North Campus)

THURS., 

2/29/24

7:00 p.m.

Admissions Case Studies
(Target audience: Junior families)

Reber Center-North Campus

Room 137

Room 140

 

3/4/24

6:00-8:00 p.m.

College Fair

Over 250 college representatives will be on hand to discuss college options with students and parents.

 

 

Vaughan Gym and Fieldhouse

 

3/11-3/15/24

Individual Time Slots 

Career Week for Grades 11 & 12
Juniors and Seniors who are interested in hands-on training and/or information about  Associates & Certificate programs can sign up to attend individual sessions. 
 

Sign up: 

 

All Career Week sessions will take place in the College & Career Center, room 148.

THURS.,

3/14/24

7:00 p.m.

Senior Financial Aid Award Letter and Appeal Sessions
 
Reviewing and Comparing Financial Aid Award Offers 
This session is designed to help seniors and parents evaluate financial aid award packages. It will include a presentation on financial aid and how to read and evaluate financial aid award letters, as well as how ISAC's comparison worksheet (paper or online form) can help families compare financial aid offers. Students/families may bring actual award letters they received with them to this session as a reference.
 
An Overview of Financial Aid Appeals with Mark Salisbury (TuitionFit)
Last year, 73% of students who appealed for more financial aid got it.  Yet, despite this success rate, only 40% of college-bound students ever bothered to appeal at all (Sallie Mae, 2022). Why not? Because they didn't know that they could.

Mark Salisbury's presentation will pull back the curtain on everything you need to know about appealing for more financial aid - the when, the why, and the how.  You'll learn what you need to know in order to make sure that the college you choose is also a price that makes it the best value you can get.

Reber Center-North Campus

3/20/24 

Periods 1-8

College Panel
Join us for a series of College Panels (sign up is required). The College Panels will provide you with an opportunity to learn about four colleges during each session. Students may ask general questions that all college representatives can answer and counselors will have questions as well. Each panel will include a variety of institutions - in state/out of state, public/private, large/small, etc. This is a great way to see what options are out there and what may be best for you. You will also have the opportunity to pick up materials from the colleges and ask more specific 1-on-1 questions after the panel.
 
 

Room 140

Sign up: 

  • You must sign up 24 hours in advance
  • Panels are highly recommended for Juniors
  • If the panel conflicts with a class, student must notify their teacher at least 24 hours in advance
  • If you are planning to attend during your lunch/study, no permission is required

 

 

TUES., 5/21/24

7:00 p.m.

Senior Scholarship Night

(award recipients and parents will receive an invitation)

 

Students and parents gather to recognize seniors who have been awarded local scholarships and awards.

 

Reber Center