College admissions summer boot camp offered at White Mountains Community College

BERLIN — High school seniors from northern New Hampshire are encouraged to prepare for applying to college by attending a Summer Boot Camp on Wednesday, Aug.2 from 1 to 5 p.m. or Thursday, Aug. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Berlin’s White Mountains Community College. The workshop is presented by college counseling staff from Concord’s New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation network organizations.

“Participating in a one-day Summer Boot Camp workshop is a great way for college-bound high school seniors to begin the college admissions process,” stated Ken Proulx, a college outreach specialist with the organizations. “We provide helpful, practical tools and tips in a relaxed, small-group setting to help students get a jump start on their college applications.”

During the workshop, experienced college counselors from the Organizations help college-bound high school seniors begin the college application process by:
• Creating a personalized "application organizer."
• Starting the common application.
• Learning what colleges are looking for in your college essay.

The NHHEAF network organizations have 55 years of experience in helping families plan and pay for higher education. The organizations’ Center for College Planning (CCP) provides New Hampshire students and families with valuable information about the college planning process, from savings options and college admissions requirements to applying for financial aid and scholarships.

The cost for the workshop is $25. To register for a workshop or for more details, call (800) 525-2577, ext. 440.