CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE
Students explore their own values and compare with college characteristics. Entrance requirements, cost, majors offered, student life, and other aspects of college are identified.
Various grade appropriate workshops are offered in subjects such as resume writing, interviewing skills, and vocational careers. Students take inventory tests in values, skills, and interest in order to help guide them towards a field that is aligned with their goals, aptitude, and interests.
Advisors encourage students to prepare for and take college entrance exams. Students are given a pre-test, which helps advisors set an individual preparation plan for each student. A series of workshops is given which includes pre-test, how to take the test, detailed information about what is included in the test, what to bring and how to prepare, tutoring sessions, and a post-test.
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Each program participant is provided with financial aid information each year. Juniors and Seniors and their parents/guardians are presented with intensive workshops on how to obtain a PIN, filing a FAFSA, Cal Grants, Scholarships, Loans, and Work Study. For more information please visit http://www.frc.edu/financialaid/
Each year the ETS program sponsors several cultural, educational, and informational field trips. College tours are offered to high school students, while middle school students take advantage of cultural and educational activities. Past trips include: UC Davis Picnic Day, CSU Chico Campus, UNR, Fleicshman’s Planetarium, Rancho San Rafael Park Science Exhibits, Sierra Nevada College, Sierra College, Butte College, Ropes Course at Oakland Camp, and FRC Senior Day.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, APPLICATION INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
ETS Advisors work with participants and high school counselors to provide information on college admissions, application deadlines, and college searches. Seniors are offered individual assistance with college applications and essay writing.