Are you applying to college this year – or are you the friend, parent, or teacher of a student who will be submitting applications soon?
This week, the University of Pennsylvania launched an innovative new course designed just for you. It’s called “How to Apply to College,” and it’s is designed to support students – especially those who may not have access to the full range of traditional counseling services – in navigating the college application process.
In “How to Apply to College,” you’ll learn what to look for in a college and how to ensure success following enrollment, and you’ll complete step-by-step exercises to prepare you to apply for financial aid, find scholarship resources, and use a net price calculator to estimate tuition and expenses. You’ll also have a chance to hear directly from first-generation college students, four Penn students, who’ve recently been in your shoes.
Watch this video for an introduction to the course staff, and a summary of what you’ll learn:
Eric J. Furda, Penn’s Dean of Admissions, and Dr. Sean Vereen, President of the Steppingstone Scholars program, worked together to create a course that pools great resources and tips in one easy-to-access place. “Education facilitates social mobility, and more needs to done to make college access and opportunity easier,” says Furda. “We hope this course will be especially helpful in closing the information gap for students who are the first in their families to attend college and students who are underrepresented in higher education.”
“How to Apply to College” is open for enrollment on Coursera now, with new sessions starting every month. Learn more and enroll today!1