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Workshops & Events


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. 

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. 

During the summer:
Summer Workshops
Will be hosted virtually. Every July, College Depot offers our Summer Sessions, which are FREE, fun-filled programs designed to help students plan for college. Summer Sessions topics have included: Essay Essentials, Scholarships + Financial Aid Essentials, Test Prep Essentials, Study Skills + Organizational Techniques, Postsecondary Pathways, Apprenticeship Essentials, and a Spanish-language session called ¡Caminemos a la Escuela! which is oriented to Spanish-speaking parents. See list of workshop sessions below for more information and to register. 

Summer Bridge Program for 2020 Seniors
There are several steps to complete over the summer to make sure graduating 2020 seniors can start college this fall. This summer College Depot is launching a program to support students with all of these summer steps. Students who participate in this free summer bridge program will be assigned an advisor who will work with them virtually over the summer to make sure they're successful. If you would like a College Depot Summer Advisor to help with the final steps to get to college, complete this form.

Jerome E. Miller Summer Leadership Academy
Cancelled for summer of 2020. I
f you or your student will be in the 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2020, live in the city of Phoenix, and are interested in a career in public service, consider the JEM Leadership Academy, which will occur during June of 2020. Stay tuned for 2020 program dates and application information.

College Depot Workshop Room Reservation Request:
Reservations postponed due to temporary building closure. College Depot offers room reservations for three different sized rooms in our center. Room reservations are available to educational non-profit organizations. Please email 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 letting us know you would like to be added to our email list.
Collegepalooza7/11/20201:00PM - 4:00PMHosted Virtually

Designed for high school graduates entering college to prepare them with tips, hacks, and strategies for a successful freshman year of college. Register here

Essay Essentials7/15/20204:00PM - 5:00PMHosted Virtually

​Review techniques for writing college application and workshop essays. Register here

Scholarships + Financial Aid Essentials7/15/20205:00PM - 6:30PMHosted Virtually

​Learn the basics of financial aid and how to find scholarships to help pay for college. Register here

Becas + Ayuda Financiera7/16/20204:00PM - 5:30PMDe Manera Virtual

​Conozca más sobre recursos del proceso de ayuda financiera, proveeremos información sobre becas y otros aspectos de los estudios superiores. Register here

Essay Essentials7/18/20201:00PM - 2:00PMHosted Virtually

Review techniques for writing college application and scholarship essays. ​Register here

¡Caminemos a la Escuela!7/18/202010:00AM - 11:30AMDe Manera Virtual

Placticaremos sobre cómo crear un plan y darle seguimiento para ayudar a sus hijos a lograr sus metas educativas. ​Register here

Scholarships + Financial Aid Essentials7/18/20202:00PM - 3:30PMHosted Virtually

Learn the basics of fiancial aid and how to find scholarships to help pay for college. ​Register here

Test Prep Essentials7/25/202010:00AM - 11:30AMHosted Virtually

Learn how to prepare for college exams and tips for managing test stress. ​Register here

​​Burton Barr Central Library, 2nd Floor
1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Temporary Hours: Monday thru Friday from 9-5 | Closed Saturday & Sunday
Call: (602) 261-8847 | Email: | Request an Appointment