Aim For College

Graphic with the words "aim for college"


If you're interested in attending college but don't know what to do to get ready, this series is for you. Join us for a special four-part series you and your family can use as a starting point to learn more about college. You'll learn common terms used in higher education as well as debunk common myths and misconceptions you may think about college. 

Aim for College is presented by UW Bothell Admissions, but you'll learn what you need to know to prepare and apply to any college when you are ready. 

All 9th - 12th grade students and their families are welcome. 



Day 1: 

First Generation Student Kick off

Monday, November 9 // 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

You may be the first person in your family to go to college and that is a huge deal! We want to celebrate you and help you feel strong and empowered as a first gen student.  

Join us for a virtual kickoff party where you will meet college admissions advisors, preview the week's programming, and meet other first gen students across Washington state.


Register for day 1


Day 2: 

Let's talk about college
(college basics)

Tuesday, November 10 // 4:30 PM - 6 PM

With terms like FAFSA, quarters, semesters, registrar, and more—the things you're expected to know about college can seem like a different language than what you're used to. How are you supposed to know what it all means?

In this session we'll define common terms and teach you what you need to know to start making college feel more accessible.


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Day 3:

Show me the money
(financial aid basics)

Thursday, November 12 // 4:30 PM - 6 PM

How can you get help paying for college? There is help out there, but there are steps you must do first before aid can be awarded to you. 

In this session you'll learn the many ways you can get help paying for college, how to find them, and how to make sure you get considered for aid. 


Register for day 3

Day 4: 

Myths & misconceptions
about college

Friday, November 13 // 4:30 PM - 6 PM

Myth: You can't go to college with a low GPA

Myth: You have to be in every club to stand out

You may have heard a lot of things about college that aren't necessarily true. In this session we'll debunk common myth and misconceptions.

We'll also have an open conversation about things students may be worried about such as impostor syndrome or being homesick and provide you tools to address them.


Register for day 4