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How to make the most out of HBCU Week?

Yo! Junior here starting to look at colleges seriously, and I’ve heard about HBCU Week events. I’m planning to attend the one in Delaware for HBCU Week 2023 and wanted some tips from anyone who’s been. What should I expect and how can I prepare to take full advantage of what’s on offer? Are there any specific programs or workshops I should look out for that could help with my admissions or scholarship opportunities?

7 months ago

Hello! It's smart to be proactive about these opportunities. At HBCU Week events, you can expect to find college fairs, admissions workshops, panels, and possibly on-the-spot admissions decisions or scholarship awards. Firstly, research the participating institutions beforehand and make a list of the ones you’re most interested in. Have questions ready regarding their programs, admissions requirements, and campus life.

Attending financial aid workshops can be incredibly informative, as they often cover scholarship opportunities and application tips. Also, some HBCUs offer unique programs like band scholarships or STEM programs, so be on the lookout for any special info sessions.

If possible, bring copies of your transcripts, standardized test scores, and a resume highlighting your extracurricular activities; you never know when they might come in handy. Lastly, engage with representatives and current students to get a sense of the community; remember, it's also about finding a college where you'll thrive. Network, ask questions, and enjoy the experience – it’s a great way to get a head start on college planning!

7 months ago

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