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  • WCSD presents an opportunity to engage in a series of events related to supporting your students by participating, exploring, planning for next steps as they imagine and learn about college possibilities.  Join us during College Awareness Week by participating in virtual events related to college access and attend Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) Annual College Fair. Check out the calendar of events for more information.  

     Calendar of Events

    • 10/20 – 5:30pm – 7:45pm - Breakout sessions offered for families and students. See sessions below.
    • 10/21 – 5:30pm – 8:15pm - Annual WACAC College Fair: Students meet with different colleges.
    • 10/22 – 5:30pm – 7:45pm - Breakout sessions offered for families and students. See sessions below.

Tuesday, 10/20/2020

Wednesday, 10/21/2020

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    Students, there is still time to register!

    Students, don't miss the opportunity to meet with various colleges by attending the Annual WACAC Virtual College Fair-Reno.  During this 3 hour virtual event, there will be over 100 colleges represented. 

    Students can register for a session in each 45-minute timeblock. To do so, click the Student Registration link for each session of interest. If students are interested in attending sessions that are running concurrently, please continue to register for both sessions so colleges are receiving your information. Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join the Zoom webinar. Students also receive a barcode in the confirmation email; however, please note the barcode is not necessary for this virtual event.  When students register, they are sharing their registration information only with colleges presenting on that particular session. StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties. Students are encouraged to attend these sessions live. Sessions will be recorded and accessible at a later date. 

    • Students can register by clicking hereStudents can register as late as the day of the fair.

     

    For general information about the WACAC Virtual fair, please click here.

Thursday 10/22/2020

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    If you missed the registration deadline and wish to attend some of these amazing sessions, email us at parentuniversity@washoeschools.net

    Families: There will be two session times to choose from. To register for a session, click on your preferred time slot.  See the session descriptions below. Registration for the workshops closes on Friday, October 16th at 9:00pm, don't miss the deadline to register!

    Are You Aware of the College Application Process?

    First in the Family to Attend College (grades:6-12) 

    Jump Start Dual Credit Session - Earn college credit now! (grades:9-12)

    No opportunity Wasted (NOW) College Prep Program (grades:6-12)

    UNR Virtual Tour

Session Titles and Descriptions

  • Are you aware of the College Application Process?
    Have you ever wondered what early college preparations your student should focus on in order to complete a stellar college application. Attend this workshop and learn application tips, resources, and supports. 

     

    Dreamer’s Guide to College  
    Learn about the different supportive services available to all students including students who are undocumented, students with DACA and students in mixed-status families. 

     

    First in the Family to Attend College  
    Being the FIRST one in your family to attend college is a proud accomplishment, but it can be daunting. Get advice from first-generation college students on the steps to take to attend a two-year or four-year college. 

     

    Jump Start Dual Credit Session- Earn college credit now!   
    Ready to earn college credit and high school credit at the same time?  Join TMCC and WNC for an informative presentation on dual credit options. Get ahead on college credits, allow room for more high school electives and possibly graduate early.   

      

    Native American Students & Tribal Colleges
    This session will provide information on unique tribal institutions that combine personal attention with cultural relevance, in such a way as to encourage American Indians to overcome the barriers in higher education. Students receive a higher education in a learning environment where Native cultures, traditions, and experiences are woven into the DNA of these remarkable institutions—providing a space for students to thrive intellectually and socially. 

     

    Nevada Promise Scholarship: Your Debt-Free Degree 
    The Nevada Promise Scholarship makes college accessible to all Nevada students by providing up to three years of almost free tuition at TMCC! Families are invited to join this important session to learn about the steps students need to complete during their senior year of high school to earn the Nevada Promise Scholarship.  The October 31 scholarship deadline is quickly approaching, so don't miss out! 

     

    No Opportunity Wasted (NOW) College Prep Program  
    NOW helps students navigate the college application process through workshops such as college application, financial aid, scholarships, tips/strategies for taking the SAT/ACT, etc. The program culminates with an HBCU tour. 

     

    Nevada Live: Virtual Campus Tour
    Just because you’re not on campus, doesn’t mean you can’t see it all! Come take a live virtual tour and let our friendly and knowledgeable student tour guides show you around our beautiful campus, from your favorite comfy chair! A University admissions counselor will host this session and take any questions. Upon registration for the tour, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the Zoom meeting.