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June 2004

Release Date: June 29, 2004

3-Day ASU Workshop Offers College Preparation for High School Students

Students entering grades 10-12 this fall can get a head start on planning for college by participating in Angelo State University's College Connection Countdown Wednesday through Friday, July 7-9.

Sponsored by ASU's Division of Continuing Studies, College Connection Countdown will run 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily July 7-9 and will help high school students understand all the steps required to enter college and the keys to success once they enroll. Cost is $125 and includes instruction, materials, transportation to off-campus locations, lunch each day, computer access and an end-of-workshop celebration.

Local experts will teach the various topics and lead field trips that will provide participants with hands-on experience in managing money, dressing for success and becoming acquainted with a college campus.

Topics will include building a high school/college portfolio that covers community involvement, writing essays to accompany college and scholarship applications and preparing for various interviews.

In addition, participants will explore ways to develop problem-solving and negotiating skills. The course will also teach students how to search for financial aid, relieve stress, enhance their test-taking skills and explore career options. The workshop will examine personality types and how they affect learning and relationships. Finally, the program will cover the ABCs of tests.

"Even if a student is not sure he/she wants to attend college, the skills presented during the workshop can enhance the student's high school success," said Rose Dominguez, on-site camp coordinator. "We recognize that it is summer and students want to have fun, so sessions are supplemented by teamwork activities, visiting with the San Angelo Colts baseball team, getting acquainted with ASU students, swimming and, of course, eating."

For additional information or to register, contact ASU's Division of Continuing Studies at (325) 942-2339.