College Bound Curriculum
Collegiate Seminar is designed to guide students through the research, application, financial planning and matriculation process for college. This course is modeled after college level instructional practices, in an effort to best to prepare students for college acceptance. For seniors, Fall semester is dedicated to the college research and application process. This includes creating a list of ten appropriately challenging and diversified colleges/ universities for which to apply to and completing college applications by December. By the end of the semester students should be able to identify their prospective colleges' graduation rate, average "out of pocket" cost, type of college (state university, research university, liberal arts college) and average ACT/ GPA accepted.
Spring semester is dedicated to financial aid and financial planning. Students are guided through the FAFSA as well as private scholarship research. Spring semester is especially exciting as students receive their college acceptances and make their final decisions about where they will matriculate in the fall. Parents are a crucial part of the financial aid and decision process and are expected to play a active role in meeting deadlines and communicating with the college counselor, the student's advisor and the student about goals, questions and concerns they may have.
MCP's Collegiate Seminar course is a uniquely designed to assure students have all the resources and tools necessary to matriculate to and graduate from a four-year university/college. Proper preparation for the academic, financial, emotional and social demands of college is essential to realizing college graduation and opening the door of opportunity to all our students.
Paul Farrand, Director of College Counseling
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