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Workshops & Events

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College Depot at Burton Barr Central Library provides free year-round programming targeting various topics of the college planning process such as creating a college timeline, preparing scholarship essays, and applying for financial aid. 

Year-round:
College Planning Drop-in Assistance
 is provided to students and their families who are unable to schedule an appointment. Students attending drop-in assistance can receive basic assistance with various elements of the college admissions and financial aid process. Assistance includes help with FAFSA updates, scholarship searches, "To Do" student portal tasks, and more. Assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis. View the scheduled times for our August College Planning Drop-in Assistance, here. Want more personalized assistance? Call us at 602.261.8847 to set up an appointment!

During the academic School year:
Workshops on various topics including college exploration, financial aid, scholarship searching, and more are presented free of charge and open to the public. Registration is required for some programs as seating might be limited.

FAFSA Assistance 
FAFSA Assistance is provided to students and their families through specialized programming to assist with the FAFSA application and creating FSA IDs through hands-on small groups and workshop sessions during the peak financial aid season. Registration is required for some programs as seating might be limited. 

 
During the summer:
Summer Camps
Free Summer Camps for students entering 9th-12th grades are offered every summer.  Students will meet and spend time with their peers, and learn valuable information about various topics including college preparation, college exploration, financial aid, scholarship searching, and more. They will also hear from guest speakers, play games, and have fun! College Depot will provide snacks. Registration is required as seating might be limited. Dates and times for each summer camp are listed under Upcoming Programs below. View the flyer here.

Jerome E. Miller Summer Leadership Academy
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f you or your student will be in the 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2019, live in the city of Phoenix, and are interested in a career in public service, also consider the JEM Leadership Academy, which will occur during July of 2019. View the flyer from the 2018 JEM for more details, here.

Collegepalooza
Collegepalooza is
 a new, free annual summer College Prep Workshop specifically designed College Freshmen. It is a hands-on and interactive workshop for students starting at a community college or university in the fall. We will cover all the essentials you need to prepare you for a phenomenal first year of college. Topics include: understanding your financial aid, how to get CHEAP books and pick the BEST classes, a crash-course in college life, and much more. View the flyer for Collegepalooza 2018, here. We look forward to Collegepalooza 2019!


For the complete list of upcoming programs and full descriptions, see below. Questions? Call 602.261.8847.

College Depot Programming Request: 

If you are part of an educational organization and would like College Depot to present to or otherwise contribute to one of your organization's events our would like us to provide a presentation at our location, please fill out this request form. College Depot supports our community partners and we will make our staff available for education related events and programming when possible. The date and type of request might determine College Depot staff availability. Please allow up to 5 business days for a response. Requests are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 602.261.8847 or email us at college.depot@phoenix.gov.
College Depot Workshop Room Reservation Request:
College Depot offers room reservations for three different sized rooms in our center. Room reservations are available to educational non-profit organizations. Please email college.depot@phoenix.gov or call 602.261.8847 for any questions. 


Email list: 

Join our email list if you would like to get updates and have upcoming workshop and events information sent directly to your inbox. You can join by sending us an email to college.depot@phoenix.gov letting us know you would like to be added to our email list.
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College Depot Spotlight10/5/20183:30 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library - Teen Central
​Join us on the first Friday of the month to hear from College Depot staff about college options, apprenticeship opportunities, FAFSA, and more! Have questions about the college process? It's never too early to start thinking about your post-high school plans. No registration necessary.
College Goal FAFSA - FAFSA Completion Event10/6/20181:00 PM - 4:00 PMBurton Barr Central Library- College Depot Digital Classroom

Drop in to receive individualized assistance from FAFSA experts during these hours. College Goal FAFSA is a statewide initiative that provides free information and professional assistance to help students and families complete the FAFSA. Registration is not required, however, you can RSVP to receive a reminder email and/or text for the event.​ Click here to register.​

Café con Becas10/12/201810:30 AM - 12:00 PMBurton Barr Central Library - College Depot Workshop Room
¿Le gustaría aprender más sobre el proceso para obtener una beca para la universidad? ¡Venga a College Depot y conozca más sobre recursos del proceso de ayuda financiera! Café con Becas es una sesiόn informal en la cual proveeremos informaciόn sobre becas y otros aspectos sobre el proceso de planeaciόn para los estudios superiores. ¡Proveeremos café y panecito! Registra aquí​​​.

Would you like to learn more about the process to obtain a scholarship to the university? Come to College Depot and learn more about the financial aid process resources! Café con Becas is an informal Spanish-language session in which we will provide information on topics and other aspects of the planning process for higher education. Register Here​


College Application Essentials + Hands-on Lab10/20/20182:00 PM -3:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library - College Depot Digital Classroom

Learn about the College Application process, figure out your safety, match and reach schools, narrow down your college options, and start applying during this workshop and hands-on lab! To register for this workshop, click here​​.​

College Application Essentials + Hands-on Lab10/24/20185:00 PM - 6:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library - College Depot Digital Classroom

Learn about the College Application process, figure out your safety, match and reach schools, narrow down your college options, and start applying during this workshop and hands-on lab! To register for this workshop, click here​​.​

Personal Statements and Letters of Recommendation Essentials11/3/20182:00 PM - 3:00 PMBurton Barr Central Library, College Depot Auditorium

Personal statement essays and letters of recommendation are important components of college and scholarship applications - in some cases, they can make (or break) your chances of being admitted into your dream school or make it that much more likely (or unlikely) that you'll win a scholarship. Learn techniques to make your personal statements and letters of recommendations shine and present your best self!  To register, click here.

Personal Statements and Letters of Recommendation Essentials11/14/20185:00 PM - 6:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library, College Depot Auditorium

Personal statement essays and letters of recommendation are important components of college and scholarship applications - in some cases, they can make (or break) your chances of being admitted into your dream school or make it that much more likely (or unlikely) that you'll win a scholarship. Learn techniques to make your personal statements and letters of recommendations shine and present your best self!  To register, click here.

Scholarship Essentials + Hands-on Lab12/1/20182:00 PM - 3:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library - College Depot Digital Classroom

Review tips on searches, essays, and letters of recommendation followed by hands-on assistance in our digital classroom. To register for this workshop, click here​.
Scholarship Essentials + Hands-on Lab12/12/20185:00 PM - 6:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library - College Depot Digital Classroom

Review tips on searches, essays, and letters of recommendation followed by hands-on assistance in our digital classroom. To register for this workshop, click here​.

​​Burton Barr Central Library, 2nd Floor
1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Mon: 9-5 · Tues, Wed, Th11-7 · Fri, Sat:  9-5 · Sun: Closed
Call: (602) 261-8847 · Email: college.depot@phoenix.gov