College Bound Students Can Take Advantage of Helpful Support Programs at Pasadena’s Public Library

Published : Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 5:42 AM

Prepare for the SAT®, get ready for the ACT®, learn more about the college financial aid process and discover the different types of financial aid available by attending one of the Pasadena Public Library’s free College Bound workshops. These individual workshops are intended as a resource to students in preparation for college.

Upcoming Sessions:

• College Essays
A great college essay communicates all the necessary information about you as a person. Learn what college admissions committees look for in a candidate. Get help writing an essay that best showcases your strengths. Presented by College Access Plan (CAP). To sign up, call (626) 744-7278.
Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m., Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St.

• SAT® Practice Tests
Get an early start on the SAT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by Revolution Prep. Test scores will be available the following week. Please bring pencils, a calculator, water and a snack. Test is approximately four hours. Please register by calling (626) 744-4246.
Thursday, July 27, 1 p.m., Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St.

• Free Practice ACT®, Scores, Analysis & Tips
Get ready for the official ACT® by taking a practice test proctored by Revolution Prep. Afterwards, you can keep your test booklets and plug in your answers online, from home. You will get an immediate score and feedback on your strengths and weaknesses. Please bring pencils, a calculator, water and a snack. Test is approximately four hours. Please register by calling (626) 744-7262.
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:30 p.m., Hastings Branch, 3225 E. Orange Grove Blvd.

• Helping First-Generation Parents Navigate College Admissions
Learning to navigate the road to college admissions with your high school student can be difficult but even more so when English is not your first language. Many first-generation families feel lost and do not understand where to go to access free resources because most instructions are in English only. Find the tools you need in the language you speak to better support and assist your child during the college admissions process. Translations will be provided in Spanish and Chinese. Presented by FLEX. To sign up, call (626) 744-4246.
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., Central Library/Children’s Story Room, 285 E. Walnut St.

For more information contact Jane Gov at (626) 744-4246 or jgov@cityofpasadena.net

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