School Presentations

2020-21 EVENTS: Slides from SAT/ACT/PSAT Info Night at GCM (Jan. 7) and watch video on YouTube. All videos from FCPS Virtual College Week: Open this PDF for links for GCM College Night, Sept. 1 sessions. Slides from GCM College Night, Sept. 1: Opening slides with agenda and College & Career Center resources. Slides for Timeline for College Readiness and Resources for grades 9-11. Slides for Seniors and working with your counselor. Guest speaker slides from William & Mary. Check out this sheet of resources, tips and timelines for the college application process. Plus, the SurveyMonkey for feedback if you attended.

2019-20 EVENTS: Parent College/Career Q&A from June 11, 2020 online. How to Make a Financial Aid Appeal (for Seniors/Parents) Slides from May 15, 2020, video to follow; Opening Guest Speaker GCM College Night Grades 10-12 (Aug.28), Rebekah LaPlante from Radford University. Also on our YouTube channel. GRADE LEVEL SESSIONS: GRADE 10 presentation; Grade 10 Activity - Naviance Scavenger Hunt; GRADE 11 presentation; Grade 11 Activity - Mock Admissions Profiles; GRADE 12 presentation. FINANCIAL AID NIGHT (Oct. 29): FAFSA and Aid Process, plus Resources and Tips from GCM to Lower College Cost. 

2018-19 EVENTS: 9th Grade College Planning Night 2019 PowerPoint; Also from January, SAT/ACT Info 2019 Night. From the fall: Financial Aid Night, Sept. 25 with Davidson College and Financial Aid Night Handouts from Guest Speaker: Myths/Facts; Helpful Hints; Questions Students Should Ask; College Cost Comparison Chart. 


More - College Planner and Checklist to Prepare grades 9-12. with PDF Checklist Prepare for College What to Do Grades 9-12

YouTube: videos of many presentations are also on our channel and you don't need to be a subscriber:

Junior Focus College Prep Day, April 2019: Student Agenda - what sessions students could choose. Material: College Essay Packet; Also "Winning College Apps" and Top 10 Tips n Tricks for Common & Coalition Apps.  Opening Speaker: Dir. of Admissions Erin Slater "Planning for College" and GCM counselors presentation.