Workshops of College Prep/Financial Aid
Workshops of college prep/financial aid services include a parent/guardian or adult family member’s attendance at a workshop that demonstrates how to assist their student with college preparation or financial aid information. These services include informational sessions for parents focusing on college entrance requirements and financial aid opportunities.
Counseling/advising services span a spectrum of activities that can include one-on-one or small group advising for parents/guardians/adult family member. These services include when a parent/guardian or adult family member meets with the GEAR UP school staff or counselor, with or without a student, to discuss student’s academic goals, college plans, school progress, etc.
A physical visit to a college campus by a parent/guardian. The primary objective of the event would be to conduct a college visit. Should include an official tour, presentation(s) by admissions, academic departments, athletics, student affairs, residence life, multicultural affairs, or other college departments.
Providing individual assistance to parents/guardians on college choices, college planning, financial aid planning, etc.
Family events are services in which parents or families participate. These services involve GEAR UP students and their families/guardians or just their parents/guardians. Family Events includes GEAR UP activities not defined under a previous category.
Virtual College Visits
A virtual college tour by a parent via remote access including the internet, webinar, or other virtual means.
Meeting with parents one-on-one, long-term, or in small groups to discuss personal growth issues such as decision making, goal setting, behavior concerns, family issues, home visits, etc.