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Remote Seminars

Because Jason Franklin has had over 20,000 students go through his test prep classes, many of those students – and their families – have shared with him what they learned through the college selection process. These seminars are an opportunity to learn how to put your student on a better path for success.

Jason practices what he preaches. His family does exactly what he discusses in his seminar series. He has eight children, his three oldest are currently in college, and those three girls are paying their own way through college at schools they wanted to attend.

These seminars can help your family, too!

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Online College Bound Seminar Series


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CB Prepare



For too many students, middle school leads to a shift of focus: academics to social media.  Unfortunately, this tends to carry over to high school, creating problems that later surface when students start looking at colleges.

Discussions will focus on how parents can help keep their student on a path that will better prepare them for and through high school, so their student is in a better position to get admitted to the college of their choice and receive a better scholarship offer.

The following are some of the topics covered:

  • Recommended high school courses
  • AP & Dual-Credit Classes
  • How colleges view high school grades
  • ACT, PSAT, & SAT
  • The Importance of activities/work
  • College Recruiting Events
  • College Visits BEFORE 11th Grade
  • Guidance Counselors
 

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College Bound - Part 2



There are thousands of colleges and universities in America and many families are not sure where to start when it comes to looking at colleges.  This seminar addresses that issue by providing steps that takes the family through the entire process from start to finish.

The following are some of the topics covered:

  • The Holisitc Approach
  • Application Essays
  • Letters of Recommendations
  • Resume Portfolios
  • Networking
  • Individual Visit Tips
 

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Seminar D: Compare Negotiate Decide



 

The following are the main topics covered in the two-hour seminar:​

  • FAFSA Appeal
  • Hidden Expenses
  • Work-Study Programs
  • Outside Scholarships
  • Realistic Budget
  • Comparing Schools
  • Comparing Offers
  • Financial Aid Proposal – The Bottom Line
  • Using the College Navigator
  • How to Negotiate
  • When to Negotiate
  • Patience – May 1st Deadline
 

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Seminar B: Dream Real



I went to high school back in the 1980s.  Back then the question was, "Where do you want to go to college?"  Back then, a student could pay for most colleges on their own without accumulating a lot of debt.  Unfortunately, we live in a different world.  This seminar helps families understand where to start when it is time for students to start thinking about college and what students can do NOW to lower costs before going to college.

The following are the topics covered in the seminar:

  • The new reality of college grads and increases in college costs by numbers
  • How long it actually takes to get a four year degree
  • Avoiding useless college courses
  • How to lower costs with community colleges, dual credit classes, and AP exams
  • ACT vs. SAT
  • How test scores are used to determine scholarship amounts
  • Where most scholarship money comes from & how to find it
  • Finding local scholarships
  • Searching for merit based scholarships
  • FAFSA: what every family needs to know
 

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College Bound - Part 1



I went to high school back in the 1980s.  Back then the question was, "Where do you want to go to college?"  Back then, a student could pay for most colleges on their own without accumulating a lot of debt.  Unfortunately, we live in a different world.  This seminar helps families understand where to start when it is time for students to start thinking about college and what students can do NOW to lower costs before going to college.

The following are some of the topics covered:

  • College Costs Trend
  • How to avoid taking six years (the national average) to earn a four-year degree
  • Getting ahead with community college, AP, & Dual-Credit
  • National Percentile Ranks
  • College Scholarships
  • Local Scholarships
  • College Life Coach Warnings
 

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Seminar C: Picking & Selling



There are thousands of colleges and universities in America and many families are not sure where to start when it comes to looking at colleges.  This seminar addresses that issue by providing steps that takes the family through the entire process from start to finish.

This seminar is designed primarily for families with students in 10th through 12th grade.

The following are the main topics covered in the seminar:

  • Setting parameters BEFORE looking at colleges
  • Warnings so you do not go down the wrong paths
  • Objective measures in the application process
  • Personal Statements and essays
  • Letters of Recommendations
  • Resume Portfolios
  • How to maximize an individual college visit
 

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CB Decide



 

The following are some of the topics covered:​

  • FAFSA
  • Comparing Schools
  • Comparing Offers
  • How to Negotiate
  • When to Negotiate
  • May 1st Deadline
 

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Seminar A: Start Now



For too many students, middle school leads to a shift of focus: academics to social media.  Unfortunately, this tends to carry over to high school, creating problems that later surface when students start looking at colleges.

Discussions will focus on how parents can help keep their student on a path that will better prepare them for and through high school, so their student is in a better position to get admitted to the college of their choice and receive a better scholarship offer.

The following are the main topics covered in the seminar:

  • READ, READ, READ!!!!
  • Recommended high school courses
  • Learn how to study: ahead, read, self-review, identify the smart kids
  • Find out who are the better teachers and take their courses
  • Grades: un-weighted vs. weighted GPA
  • AP Classes: advantages vs. disadvantages
  • Dual-credit classes
  • Extra-curricular activities: quality vs. quantity
  • ACT, PSAT, & SAT: advantages & disadvantages
  • National Rank - why this matters to colleges & parents
  • "Game Video" - Test Information Release
  • Work: summer, part-time jobs, think long-term
  • Academic camps
  • College visits: group tours, older siblings
  • High school sports: guard your time, don’t sacrifice academics
  • Role of high school guidance counselors (private vs. public)
 

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