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COLUMBIA CITY â Preparing for college can be overwhelming. Because the choices are many, it may seem as if students select a college by random means, like flipping a coin or tossing a dart.
Deciding where to go, what to study, and how to cover the costly tuition can cause students and parents to feel as if the decision is more than they can handle.
However, guidance staff at Columbia City High School are working in conjunction with a state initiative to encourage students to stay the course of college preparation.
College GO! Week, which began Monday, is five days for elementary, middle and high school students to participate in activities that help them plan for college completion and career success.
âAlthough we work with students all year long for college readiness, this week is a concentrated effort,â said Guidance Counselor Director Sarah Maynard. âCollege GO! Week is our kick off to several events planned for students and parents.â
This week, students have the option to apply to colleges, which participate in College Go! Week, without paying for the application fee.
âNowâs the time to look at submitting those applications,â Maynard said.
College GO! Week opens the opportunity for colleges, universities and other institutions to visit with students. College visits and institutions on high school campuses will aid students in obtaining course and campus information.
However, more than 40 colleges, universities, trade and tech schools as well as military representatives will all converge at CCHS for a college fair Oct. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Financial aid representatives will be on hand to answer questions on college funding options.
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