College Sunday Schedule
8:30am-9:25am Check-in and Complementary Coffee (Campus Quad)
9:30am-11:25am Keynote Speeches (Multi-Purpose Room)
11:30am-12:25pm Lunch Break
Session A 12:30pm-1:25pm
Session B 1:30pm-2:25pm
Session C 2:30pm-3:30pm
Complementary coffee will be available during sign-in at 8:30. Guests wishing to purchase a lunch are encouraged to make lunch orders at the time of registration. A small number of lunches will be available for purchase on the day of the event, during the lunch break but choices will be limited.
What to do:
Please look over the list of workshops that are available. Read the descriptions and decide which ones are of interest to you. Then look on the sessions grid and see what workshops and times you would like to choose. You can then go on the registration link and sign up for the workshops that you want. Register soon because the workshops fill up fast! Please do one individual registration per person.
The classrooms can only hold a limited number of people. So please register you and your child separately. Thank you in advance!
Registration is open Click HERE
College Sunday Session Grid 2017 Sessions Keynote Speakers (9:30am) College Admissions: Myth vs. Reality Jill Yoshikawa 1st keynote Financial Aid – Let’s get schooled! Lynette Mathews 2nd keynote Workshop Title Presenter Name 12:30 1:30 2:30 ACT vs. SAT Workshop Katherine Plommer X X The SAT essay Katherine Plommer X Planning Ahead: Admissions 101 for Freshmen and Sophomores Jill Yoshikawa X X Choosing a College, Not Being Chosen by a College Admission Officer Jill Yoshikawa X Strategy for Achieving College Admission Steve & Dottie Sterling X The College Financial Aid Process and Pitfalls to Avoid Steve & Dottie Sterling X California! The UC System and other public options Regan Davis X X X Highly Selective Colleges Sharon Shadlow X X X Liberal Arts Colleges Scott Hamilton X Role of Big Data, Demonstrated Interest and Enrollment Management in College Admissions Scott Hamilton X Interviewing Scott Hamilton X The College Price Tag Paige Farrell X Financial Aid 101 Margie Amott X How to write insightful College Essay/Statements and the UC Personal Insight Questions Margie Amott X What’s a ZeeMee? Susan Schorkan X X Game On! Realities of playing your sport in college. Sharon Richards X The Campus Visit: The Ultimate Demonstration of Interest in a college! Hannah Bense X X STEM: The Right Formula for Success Jane Houston X X Eureka! Discovering Public University & Honors Options Beyond the Golden State Donna Sakabu X X
College Sunday 2017- Keynote and Workshop Descriptions
College Admissions: Myth vs. Reality
Creative Marbles Consultancy’s experts will address frequently mis-understood experiences in admissions, like “I can’t afford tuition at private universities” or “California residents are not welcome in the UC system” and other questions about trends in college admissions.
Presenter: Jill Yoshikawa, Creative Marbles
Financial Aid – Let’s get schooled!
Get ready to be schooled -- we will explain the many financial aid acronyms and terms while teaching you the differences between financial aid, loans, and scholarships. We will explore the true cost of college along with financial resources available to families. We will also discuss strategies that parents and students can use to pay for this important investment.
Presenter: Lynette Mathews, College Planning Center
ACT vs. SAT Workshop- Learn key differences and similarities of the ACT and SAT and how to score higher on these exams. This workshop will cover test content, testing formats and maximizing testing efficiency. Leave with a study plan for success. Presenter: Katherine Plommer, Kaplan Pre-College/Test Prep
The SAT Essay- Learn all about the new redesigned SAT Essay and how it will require you to use reading, analyzing and writing skills. Many colleges require that the SAT Essay be included as part of your application so don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insight into this very important sample of your writing ability. Presenter: Katherine Plommer, Kaplan Pre-College/Test Prep
Planning Ahead: Admissions 101 for Freshmen and Sophomores- A general overview of the college admissions process, designed to help beginning high school students. Presenter: Jill Yoshikawa, Creative Marbles Consultancy
Choosing a College, Not Being Chosen by a College Admissions Officer - With 3350 colleges in the United States, students face the challenge of choice and assume the responsibility of choosing wisely. Learn how to approach college selection that's student-centric. Presenter: Jill Yoshikawa, Creative Marbles Consultancy
Strategy for Achieving College Admission- This workshop will explain crucial tasks to complete before and during the college application process to maximize student’s opportunities for college admission. Insightful real-life examples will be discussed; advice regarding admission essays will be presented. A question and answer session will follow. Presenter: Steve and Dottie Sterling, Sterling College Consultants
The College Financial Aid Process and Pitfalls to Avoid- This workshop will present the scholarship and grant (free money) opportunities available to students and how to apply for them. Strategies for receiving the maximum amount of financial aid and how to avoid the most common financial aid pitfalls will be examined. A question and answer session will follow. Presenters: Steve and Dottie Sterling, Sterling College Consultants
California! The UC System and other public options- A brief overview of California's public institutions: the UC (University of California), the CSU (California State University), and the CCC (California Community Colleges) followed by insights on producing a strong UC application. Time for Q&A. Presenter: Regan Davis, Directions to College
Highly Selective Colleges- This workshop will discuss the application process for Highly Selective Institutions with a focus on STEM programs. The talk will be appropriate for students from Freshman through Senior year. Presenter: Sharon Shadlow, College Path
Liberal Arts Colleges- In this session, attendees will learn the benefits of attending a liberal arts college and how these schools differ from universities in their admissions practices and focus on undergraduate education. While liberal arts colleges may not have the same name recognition of the large research universities and those winning national athletic titles, many people do not realize that they can be a great match for those wishing to attend graduate school or enter the job market. Presenter: Scott Hamilton, Future Stars
Role of Big Data, Demonstrated Interest and Enrollment Management in College Admissions- A common conversation among second semester seniors and their families is who got in where and who did not. While many admissions decisions make sense, increasingly people are puzzled at the results. Why was someone accepted at UC Berkeley and not UC Davis when the acceptance rate is higher at Davis? Why did so and so get in with lesser numbers than others who had applied to the same school? While the subjectivity of admissions decisions can explain some of these apparent anomalies, there is often more going on behind the scenes in an admission office than people realize. In this session, we will explore how enrollment management has changed the landscape of college admissions, strategies students can use to increase their chances of admission and how to discover which colleges and universities are considering a student's desire to attend when making the admissions decision. Presenter: Scott Hamilton, Future Stars
Interviewing- The college interview is the most personal aspect of the entire admissions process – it provides the applicant an opportunity to rise above lists of activities, test scores and the transcript. Many highly selective private universities and small liberal arts colleges provide applicants an opportunity to interview. The key to ensuring that the interview tips the admissions decision in your favor is mostly about preparation. In this session, attendees will learn what to expect during an interview, how to easily prepare to answer any question that is thrown at them and also how to become the interviewer in order to discover if a college is the best match. Presenter: Scott Hamilton, Future Stars
The College Price Tag- Not getting much in aid or scholarships? Learn strategies to trim costs and design your ideal college spending plan. Gain practical tools to dialog as a family about how you will each share the bottom line. Deploy 529 accounts and other investments strategically, maximize tax opportunities, and don’t overpay for your degree. Students, find out what’s a reasonable amount for your student loans and parents, come hear how to integrate your retirement planning with college funding so that you don’t derail your future. Presenter: Paige Farrell, Endeavor Financial Planning
Financial Aid 101 - Making $ENSE of Paying for College This session will remove the mystery surrounding the financial aid system - beginning with the application process -to understanding your award letter and comparing the net cost of each college. You will also learn how merit scholarships are awarded. This session will enable students to discover the colleges that are an affordable fit. Every attendee will feel confident about this critically important subject! Presenter: Margie Amott, Educational Consultant
How to write insightful College Essay/Statements and the UC Personal Insight Questions- Students will learn how to reveal their unique stories through their writing and will discover how to positively distinguish themselves in the application process. Learn how your writing plays a key role in the application review. The writing component of your application can make a difference in your acceptances! Presenter: Margie Amott, Educational Consultant
What’s a ZeeMee?- The mobile app that is taking admissions by storm! Hear why more than 250 colleges are asking for your ZeeMee link on their Common Application and how it can help you stand out on in the admissions office! Presented by Susan Schorkan, The College Planning Center - Granite Bay / Folsom
Game On! Realities of playing your sport in college. Do you think that if you are good enough at your sport that college coaches will find you? Think again! Attend this session to learn the realities behind student athlete recruitment and how you can stay in the game! Presented by Sharon Richards, The College Planning Center, Granite Bay / Folsom
Eureka! Discovering Public University & Honors Options Beyond the Golden State- Out of state public universities can provide non-resident students with excellent educational opportunities. For strong students, this can include generous merit scholarships plus participation in Honors Colleges or Programs, opening doors to research and internship experiences, plus enhancing professional preparation for opportunities beyond the undergraduate years. Discover numerous higher educational treasures beyond California's borders. Presented by Donna Sakabu,The College Planning Center - Granite Bay/Folsom
The Campus Visit: The Ultimate Demonstration of Interest in a college!- Campus visits can be a substantial investment in time and money. Learn to make the most of your visit while learning the meaning of demonstrated interest and who is tracking it! Explore how to use this criteria to your advantage. Presented by Hannah Bense, The College Planning Center, Granite Bay/Folsom
STEM: The Right Formula for Success- We hear a lot about STEM careers in the media, but what does it really mean? Learn the Five Steps for Success in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and how you can apply them to your college plan. Presented by Jane Houston, The College Planning Center, Granite Bay/Folsom
Sunday 10/1/17 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration is open Click HERE
Middle & High School students and parents in the San Juan or nearby districts are welcome to attend.
The only college conference of its type in the Sacramento region, College Sunday brings the area's leading college consultants, counselors, and admissions experts together to provide up-to-date information and answer detailed questions on all aspects of the college application process. Cost is per individual attendee - $25 for early registration and $30 after. A lunch can be purchased for $6.
Registration is open Click HEREPlease follow College Sunday on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CollegeSunday/The key to a successful college application experience is an early understanding of the process and preparation involved. Many students begin thinking about the application process near the end of their Sophomore and Junior years of high school. We've found that many students and parents find it much more helpful (and much less stressful) to begin getting information earlier, particularly on topics related to financing.
College Sunday is here to help.
College Sunday is just around the corner (October 11, 2017) and we need volunteers to make this wonderful event available to our students and their families.Please consider signing up for a task on this day or during the days leading up to the event.We have all kinds of jobs - big and small - and whatever time you can contribute will be much appreciated.THANK YOU IN ADVANCE !