MONTPELIER, Vt. — Community College of Vermont (CCV)-Bennington is pleased to announce the launch of College Ready!, a free program for Mount Anthony Union High School juniors and seniors that provides the tools and information students need to prepare for college. The program is supported by a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Opportunity Fund for Southshire Youth.

College Ready! includes a series of workshops and coaching sessions. Events begin this spring and will continue through the summer and fall of 2019. Students and their families are invited to participate.

During the first week of April, the community is invited to participate in the annual “CCV Sit-In” and attend a class of their choice. On April 4, a financial aid session, “Paying for College: How to Read a College Award Letter,” will be held from 6:30 -7:30 pm at CCV. In addition, CCV will offer two six-week workshops to help students prepare for the June 1st SAT and June 8th ACT. “Preparing for the SAT” will begin on April 8 with an afternoon workshop at MAUHS from 2:15 – 4:30 pm, followed by coaching sessions and a full-length practice session and critique. “Preparing for the ACT” will begin on April 11 with an afternoon workshop at MAUHS from 2:15 – 4:30, followed by coaching sessions and a full-length practice session and critique. Practice tests for both SAT and ACT will be held on Sunday, May 19 at CCV.

“The College Ready! program is a wonderful opportunity for MAU students and their families to move through the college application process with confidence,” said Jeannie Jenkins, a coordinator of academic services at CCV-Bennington. “We are so grateful to the Vermont Community Foundation for providing funding to make this program free for our high school juniors and seniors.”

Additional programming over the summer and fall includes “Jump Starting the Common Application and Essay,” “Paying for College: Understanding Grants, Scholarships and Loans,” and additional workshops focusing on the SAT and ACT. Refreshments will be provided at all workshops and events. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. For more information on the College Ready! program, please contact CCV-Bennington at (802) 447-2361.

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