Countdown to College

Countdown to College is usually a conference style event consisting of college-related workshops for students and their parents to gather information on the college application process, financial aid, and more.

We have reimagined this event for you online.

The Nuts and Bolts of the Application Process

Current Seniors Give Advice

What went right and what they would do differently

Writing your College Essays

Strategies for survival, sanity and success

Letters of Recommendation

Most private colleges require 1 to 2 letters of recommendation.

Financing your College Education

Everything you need to know about financial aid, work study and more.

Finding the Right College Fit

Exploring Areas of Interest

Pre-Health and the College Application Process

Applying to Visual and Performing Arts Programs

What Type of Colleges are You Looking For?

University of California

There is only one application to complete to apply to any of the nine campuses.

California State Universities

Largest University System in the Country with 23 Campuses

Out-of-State Public Schools at In-state Prices

Western Undergraduate Exchange

Beyond the United States

Canadian Colleges

Private College and University Admissions

Colleges That Change Lives

Hidden Gem Universities

Listen to these Words of Wisdom from Previous MVLA Parent Speaker Series Authors

Thank you for participating in Countdown to College 2020!


Created with images by Element5 Digital - "untitled image" • Florian Klauer - "vintage typewriter" • Helloquence - "Sign here" • Michael Longmire - "Coins spilling out of jar" • geralt - "puzzle share search" • Hush Naidoo - "This was captured well waiting for the doctor who was busy at the time" • Kelli Tungay - "Blank Canvas" • Adolfo Félix - "Dream travel" • Matt Ragland - "Back to School Essentials" • Kevin Doncaster - "Home"