A class that is meant for students preparing for college, originally scheduled for April 18, has been rescheduled to Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lee Auditorium on the campus of Pinecrest High School.

From 9 a.m. to noon, college bound essentials will be covered, followed by a 30-minute lunch break, and then from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., an admission counselor discusses what is important on an application, followed by tips, tricks and strategies for the SAT/ACT.

Nationally recognized author and speaker Elizabeth Hartley of Scholarship Gold Consulting will be speaking on navigating the college and scholarship application process. Hartley works internationally with public schools, private schools, homeschool associations and private clients in all elements of preparing for college.

Scholarships paid for Hartley’s own undergraduate and law school education as well as adventures tracking humpback whales in Hawaii and a year in Europe. And now, her own children have garnered over $1 million in scholarship funds and attend Yale, Dartmouth, Duke, Michigan State, and the Honors College of Charleston.

Now, as a judge and administrator for nine different scholarships, she gladly shares the secrets to securing the best admission opportunities and most competitive scholarships. She is also a frequent expert consultant for NBC and Forbes.

John Robertson, business development manager for high school and graduate programs with The Princeton Review, will be giving SAT/ACT tips, tricks and strategies.

Students attending this session will receive a comprehensive, hardcover “College Success Workbook” to guide them through all aspects of college preparation. Parents/Guardians will receive materials related to the process.

“This class is helpful for any student who has the desire to apply for scholarships,” says a spokesman. “This information is most helpful when students and parents can learn it sooner than later so that they have more time to act on it.”

This class will give students and parents valuable information on how to make the decisions throughout high school that will result in maximum admission offers and scholarship money.

In addition, the class covers building a transcript, how to find best fits for college, basic interview skills, how to tour and evaluate a college.

Tickets are $50 to $90 and are available at www.ticketmesandhills.com.

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