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College and ACT prep opportunities

(3/19/15) Preparing for college is an important step for any student. Anoka-Hennepin Community Education offers opportunities for middle and high school students, and their families, to learn more about college placement tests, scholarships and financial aid. View and register for all family classes on the Anoka-Hennepin Community Education registration website.
ACT College Prep
Reduce test anxiety as you gain first-hand familiarity with the form and content of the ACT test, including practice on each type of test item, as well as tactics and strategies for dealing with all four sections of the exam. Three practice tests and a study guide included. Bring a calculator, two #2 pencils and a notebook. Class will break for lunch; students responsible for own food.

Participants will receive:
  • 24 complete practice tests for the ACT and ZAPPING the ACT study guide
  • Specific strategies for each type of question on the ACT
  • General test-taking methods
  • Complete explanation of each question and answer on the practice tests
  • Unique system for analyzing errors to identify strengths and weaknesses

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Get into and pay for college without going broke
College costs are still rising-develop a strategy to help your student get a degree, instead of debt! Understand how to avoid mistakes that result in poor school choices and financial decisions that ultimately can cost you thousands of dollars. Debunk myths about college aid, learn how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) works, how to get grants, and much more. This course is a must for parents of high school students grades nine-eleven. The one time class is scheduled Wednesday, April 29. Register online.


Tips for middle school students: Prepare for college scholarships and admissions
It's never too early to plan for paying for college. In fact, some of America's top scholarship winners plan how to create their applications before attending high school! Jason Lum's new course is designed specifically for middle school students and parents who are wondering what to do in high school to improve their chances of winning scholarship money and getting into college. Hear tips and advice on how to improve the chances for success when applying. Parents and students are encouraged to attend together. The one-time class is scheduled May 5. Register online.

Win college scholarships
As the cost of a four-year college often exceeds $100K, scholarships are more important than ever. Yet few parents and students know where to start. You don’t have to be an academic superstar to win free college money. This popular course is taught by Jason Lum, a recent Harvard and UC Berkeley graduate who won nearly $250K in scholarship money and has worked in the Harvard admissions office. Learn where to find unadvertised scholarship opportunities, how to complete scholarship forms, and what works and what doesn’t work in competing for scholarship money. Register online.