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    PXU will be hosting its 8th Annual Liftoff to College!

    Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30; 10 am – 1 pm

    We will offer over 40 virtual sessions with topics ranging from how to navigate the college admission process, identifying and choosing a major and degree pathway, to completing your application and ways to pay for your post-secondary education.  Students will engage directly with academic and admissions staff from in-state public and private universities and community colleges, learn more about the admissions process from recruiters, and hear from PXU alums as they describe their admissions experience and college. 

    Our goal is for you to have completed all of your in-state applications before the first day of school!

     

    In-State College Application Workshop: PXU Liftoff 2021 

    Liftoff to College 2021 Agenda downloadable PDF

    Application Checklist Liftoff 2021 downloadable PDF

    Arizona Merit and Financial Aid Basics Nuts and Bolts 2021 downloadable PDF

    FAFSA Checklist downloadable PDF

     

    Monday, July 26

    10:00 - 11:00 a.m., NAVIGATION LIFTOFF

    Meeting Link

    Welcome

    • Intro
    • Expectations
    • Navigating workshop
    • Agenda

    In-State Essentials

    • Timelines
    • Student Portals
    • Connecting with admissions staff
    • College Application Checklist
    • StudentVue

    Alumni Panel

    • PXU alumni answer questions about their admissions experiences

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., COLLEGE FAIR (3 Rotations)

    Rotation 1 – 11:00-11:20 (Select one of the following sessions to attend)

    • ASU Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts, Link
    • ASU WP Carey College of Business, Link
    • ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering/Computer Science, Link
    • ASU New College of Integrative Arts & Sciences, Link
    • ASU College of Liberal Arts & Science, Link
    • ASU Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Link
    • ASU Exploratory Majors - Undecided?, Link
    • ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Link
    • Maricopa Community College Fields of Interest, Link

    Rotation 2 – 11:25 - 11:45 (Select one of the following sessions to attend)

    • ASU College of Health Solutions, Link
    • ASU Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Link
    • ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Science & Forensic Science, Link
    • ASU School of Sustainability, Link 
    • GCU Business, Link
    • GCU Science, Engineering & Technology, Link
    • Maricopa Community College Business, Link
    • UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Link
    • UA Eller College of Management - Business, Link

    Rotation 3 – 11:50 - 12:10 (Select one of the following sessions to attend)

    • ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management, Link
    • ASU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Link
    • ASU Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions, Link
    • ASU School of Sustainability, Link
    • GCU Nursing & Healthcare, Link
    • MCCCD Community College: Nursing and Healthcare, Link
    • UA College of Engineering, Link
    • UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Link

    Rotation 4 – 12:15 - 12:50

    Honors Colleges: ASU 12:15, NAU 12:25, UA 12:35, Link


    Tuesday, July 27

    10:00 - 11:00 a.m., COLLEGE 101

    Meeting Link

    Raise.me

    • How It Works

    Guided search

    • Majors
    • ASU Majors
    • NAU Majors
    • U of A Majors
    • GCU Majors

    Reminders

    • College Application Checklist
    • StudentVue
    • In-State Fee Waiver Process explained

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

    • NAU 11:00 – 12:00
    • GCU 12:00 – 1:00

    Wednesday, July 28

    10:00 - 11:00 a.m., ALL THINGS MONEY, Part 1

    Meeting Link

    • Scholarship Portal
    • GRIT 22 and appointments 

    Financial Aid 101 

    • FAFSA Overview
    • CSS Profile
    • COA – Gift Aid = Net Price

    Choose One 

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., APPLICATION WORKSHOPS


    Thursday, July 29

    10:00 - 11:00 a.m., ALL THINGS MONEY, Part 2

    Meeting Link

    Choose One of the Following:

    Financial Aid 202

    • Arizona Financial
    • Aid Basics
    • In-State Merit
    • Scholarships
    • Award Samples

     Scholarships for Undocuments Students

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

    • UA 11:00 – 12:00
    • MCCCD 12:00 – 1:00

    Friday, July 30

    10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Q&A

    Meeting Link

    • Makeup Drop-In
    • Q&A

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

    11:00 – 12:00 (Choose One)

    12:00 – 1:00 (Choose One)