The goal of Junior/Senior Outreach is for DU VIP students to work with juniors and seniors in our partner schools to navigate the complicated college application process. To reach this goal, we organize a variety of activities.
For the juniors, we:
- Help the students identify areas of interest for possible future study.
- Facilitate a college search to match the areas of interest with colleges.
- Assist students in compiling a resume.
- Work with students to write a college essay/personal statement.
When the students are seniors, we:
- Conduct a "Perfect Application" workshop.
- Work one on one with students to complete the Common Application and other college applications.
- Continue to work with students on resumes and college essays.
- Help students complete the CSS Profile (required by DU).
- Assist students with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aide).
- Inform students of possible scholarship opportunities.
- Conduct an interview workshop.
- Provide opportunities for campus tours.
In 2009-2010, DU VIP students worked with approximately 75 students from our partner schools to complete the application for admission to the University of Denver.