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Free Virtual “Camp College” Hosted by PACAC Set for August 6, 2024

The Pennsylvania Association for College Admissions Counseling (PACAC) is pleased to announce a free virtual event, “Camp College,” scheduled for August 6, 2024. This online program is designed to assist high school students from Pennsylvania, particularly those who are first-generation, low-income, or underrepresented, in preparing for their college education.

“Camp College” will cater to students slated to graduate in 2025 or 2026, as well as their parents or family members. The sessions, which will run from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM, are structured to provide a comprehensive overview of the college admissions process and will be delivered via Zoom, ensuring accessibility on smartphones, tablets, desktops, and laptops.

The program will cover a variety of topics including the fundamentals of college admissions, strategies for financing college education, conducting virtual college research, writing effective college essays, and tips for succeeding in college. Additionally, the event will feature two virtual college panels with representatives from various institutions across the Commonwealth, offering students a chance to gain insights directly from college officials.

Interested participants must register by July 31st to secure a place in this informative half-day event. The virtual format promises a convenient and rich learning experience for all attendees.

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