Free events help prepare for after high school | Pierce County Libraries

A variety of different events to helps students and their families prepare for life after high school are scheduled at Pierce County libraries starting Jan. 25 and continuing until March 1.

A variety of different events to helps students and their families prepare for life after high school are scheduled at Pierce County libraries starting Jan. 25 and continuing until March 1.

The events are free to the public.

The scheduled events will include:

  • Acing the SAT – Gain a basic understanding of the SAT test and simple strategies that will make the test less intimidating.
  • College Application Writing – Students will learn what college admissions officers want to see in an essay.
  • FAFSA – Navigate the financial aid process for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • SAT Practice Test – Take a free, fully-proctored and completely unofficial SAT practice test to get ready for the real test. Registration is required. Register online.
  • SAT Test Results (for parents and students) – Learn about college admissions and the differences between the ACT and the SAT. Pick up tips for test preparation and overcoming test anxiety.
  • What Does It Take? (for parents and students) – Understand admissions requirements for Washington State colleges and universities.

Below is the schedule of what events will be at a library near you.

 

Bonney Lake Pierce County Library

18501 90th St. E. 98391 • 253-548-3308

FAFSA: Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m.

What Does It Take?: Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m.

 

Eatonville Pierce County Library

205 Center St. W. 98328 • 253-548-3311 or 360-832-6011

SAT Practice Test: Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SAT Test Results: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Milton/Edgewood Pierce County Library

Surprise Lake Square, 900 Meridian E., Suite 29

Milton 98354 • 253-548-3325

FAFSA: Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

SAT Practice Test: Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Acing the SAT: Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library

13718 Pacific Ave. S.

Tacoma 98444 • 253-548-3304

FAFSA: Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

South Hill Pierce County Library

15420 Meridian E. 98375 • 253-548-3303

SAT Practice Test: Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SAT Test Results: Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

 

Summit Pierce County Library

5107 112th St. E.

Tacoma 98446 • 253-548-3321

SAT Practice Test: Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. ­­– 1 p.m.

 

Sumner Pierce County Library

1116 Fryar Ave. 98390 • 253-548-3306

FAFSA: Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.

SAT Practice Test: Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Acing the SAT: Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

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