Aim For College



If you're thinking about attending college 
but don't know what to do to get ready,

Aim for College is for you.

Join us for a special three-part virtual 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 have heard about college.

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

All students and their families are welcome. If you are a first generation college student, this is an event series not be be missed! 


Register for Aim for College


Event Schedule:

Register to attend one, two, or all three virtual sessions!



Let's talk about college!
(college basics)

Monday, November 8  //  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual via Zoom

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.

Register for Day 1



Show me the money
(financial aid basics)

Tuesday, November 9 // 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual via Zoom.

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 2


Myths & misconceptions
about college

Wednesday, November 10 // 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual via Zoom.

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 3