Essentials for your college search
Feeling overwhelmed as you try to find the perfect college fit for you? Confused by the college application process? Penn State Schuylkill's Roadmap to College program can help!
This innovative new program is completely free of charge and designed to help high school students and their families navigate the college search and application process—no matter which college you choose to attend. We'll also help you better understand the complex and evolving landscape of higher education. The five-week program will be held virtually and is free for high school students (grades 9 through 12) and their parents or guardians.
Why participate in Roadmap to College?
Roadmap to College will help participants manage the college selection and application process by providing them with the knowledge to make well-informed and well-timed decisions. Topics covered will include:
- Finding the right program and institution for you
- Demystifying the financial aid process
- Understanding the various roles and offices in higher education
- Learning where to turn for help along the way
What to expect from each session
Each hour-long session will begin with an introduction by Travis Williams, men's basketball coach and admissions counselor. With more than 10 years of experience in higher education, Williams will help moderate and lead discussions. Each session will feature a presentation by Penn State Schuylkill faculty and staff members, including representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and the Career Development Center, with time at the conclusion for questions.
The program will take place on Tuesdays beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST and run for approximately one hour. The spring 2021 session will take place virtually due to COVID-19 state and federal guidelines.
Roadmap to College is an excellent opportunity for high school students to discover how to make the most of the higher education experience. All students and parents will benefit from the breadth of material covered in this workshop. Although participants are encouraged to register for all five sessions, attendance in all sessions is not required.
Spring 2021 Roadmap to College Schedule
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Why College? Preparing for and Understanding the Benefits of Higher Education
With David Chavira, director of enrollment management
and Dr. Patrick Jones, chancellor, Penn State Schuylkill
Join us for the first session as Chancellor Patrick Jones and David Chavira help define the value of higher education in the 21st century and why a college degree matters now more than ever.
Finding the Right College for You
With Rachael Wolfe, admissions counselor
Rachael Wolfe, along with a panel of current students, will help you identify how to find the right college for you, including factors such as location, campus size, student life, housing options, and more.
Selecting the Major for Your Career Goals
With Robin Welsh, academic adviser
and Gianna Agnello-Porambo, assistant director of admissions
Robin Welsh and Gianna Agnello-Porambo will present how to select a major that will put you on the right career path.
Making the Most of Your College Experience and Career Preparation
With Kate Zimmerman, director of cooperative education
Kate Zimmerman, along with a panel of current students, will discuss how to become involved on campus and maximize employability upon graduation.
Applying to College and for Financial Aid
With Amy Joyce, financial aid assistant
and Travis Williams, admissions counselor
Amy Joyce and Travis Williams will explain the application process and help you navigate applying for financial aid.
For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 570-385-6252.