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Aug 25, 2014 8:48 AM

Parents offered free seminar to prepare kids for college

TUCSON - Parents can learn more about how colleges evaluate their child's applications by attending the free "Roadmap to College" seminar on September 3rd at 7 p.m. The seminar is being presented by Angie Record, college counselor for Green Fields Country Day School.

Good grades are an essential foundation for getting your child into his or her college of choice. Yet schools today also look beyond grades to identify well-rounded students who are most likely to make a seamless transition into the rigors of higher education.

Record helps parents assess their child's academic abilities, social needs and career aspirations to determine which schools provide the best fit. She also points students in the right direction for financial aid - including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is a $150 billion resource. Record holds a doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has taught test preparation courses for decades.

"It's important to encourage your children to look down the road and see what they'd like to have accomplished before it's time to apply for college," Record says. "Get on it early - years before you need to make an application." Record has helped students worldwide gain admission to their top-choice colleges and universities.

Advance planning also allows time to address student fears and weaknesses - like test anxiety. Record has tips and tricks for taking tests and administers practice tests to build confidence.

Record's presentation - Early Eyes on the Prize: Roadmap to College - is a live online seminar and interactive Q&A session facilitated by Green Fields Head of School, Becky Cordier. It will be held in the Center for the Performing Arts on the Green Fields campus at 6000 E. Camino de la Tierra in northwest Tucson.

This seminar is open to the public at no charge. Reservations are appreciated. Please call Green Fields at 297-2288.

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