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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. 

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 Workshops
College Depot Summer Sessions workshops are FREE, fun-filled programs are designed to help students plan for college. Topics include: 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.

College Depot will provide snacks. Registration is required as seating might be limited. Sign up, and view dates and times for each summer workshop, on the Phoenix Public Library calendar, here.  View the flyer for College Depot's summer sessions, 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 June of 2019! View the flyer for more details, here. Apply to the JEM Leadership Academy here.

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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Essay Essentials7/11/20193:00 PM - 4:15 PMCollege Depot Auditorium

Review techniques for writing college applications and scholarship essays. This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! To register for this workshop, click here​.​

Scholarship and Financial Aid Essentials7/11/20194:30 - 6:30 PMCollege Depot Auditorium

​Learn the basics of scholarships and financial aid to help pay for college. This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! Register here.

Test Prep Essentials7/20/20191:00 PM - 2:15 PMCollege Depot Auditorium

Learn the difference between the ACT, SAT, and ACCUPLACER (for Maricopa Community Colleges) and how to best prepare for each. Learn additional test taking strategies in this workshop. This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! Register here.

Collegepalooza7/20/20191:00 PM - 4:00 PMBurton Barr Central Library - College Depot Auditorium - 1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Just graduated from high school? Ready for college this fall? Need some help? 

Collegepalooza is a FREE hands-on and interactive workshop for students starting at a community college or university this 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 textbooks, and study abroad opportunities. Plus, get a crash course on college life, create a budget to survive college, and learn about study apps and organizational techniques to help you succeed in college, and more! Register here!
Study Skills and Organizational Techniques7/20/20192:30 PM - 4:30 PMCollege Depot Auditorium

​Learn helpful techniques in note taking, time management, study skills, organizational software and more! This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! Register here.

Post-Secondary Pathways7/23/201910:00 AM-11:-00 AMCollege Depot Workshop Room

​Explore the various types of post-secondary options to find your ideal fit. Also, learn about the post-secondary planning essentials to set yourself up for success. This session is open to all students and their/parents/guardians.  Secure your spot today by registering! Register here.

Apprenticeship Essentials 7/23/201911:00 AM-12:00 PM College Depot Auditorium
Are you curious about which trade career options are available to you? Would you like a career training option where you get paid from day one and graduate debt-free? Attend this session to find out if an apprenticeship is the right post-secondary pathway for you. This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! Register here.


Caminemos a la Escuela 7/23/201912:00 pm- 1:00 pm College Depot Workshop Room
¡Caminemos a la Escuela! 

¿Está interesado en aprender más sobre pasos claves para ayudar a su estudiante durante sus estudios secundarios?

¡Venga a aprender con nosotros! 
Platicaremos sobre cómo establecer metas, crear un plan y darle seguimiento para ayudar a sus hijos a lograr sus metas educativas y su futuro profesional. Aprenderemos sobre los exámenes de admisión, SAT/ACT, cómo y cuándo matricularse en cursos de Honores, Advance Placement (AP) y otros programas que ayudaran a su estudiante a ir por el camino hacia una educación superior. 

Esta sesión está abierta a todos los estudiantes y sus padres/guardianes. ¡Asegure su lugar hoy al registrarse! Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con College Depot al 602-261-8847 o college.depot@phoenix.gov. Registra aquí.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Essentials7/25/20194:30 - 6:30 PMCollege Depot Auditorium

Learn the basics of scholarships and financial aid to help pay for college. This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! Register here.

Essay Essentials 7/27/20191:00 PM-2:15 PM College Depot Auditorium

​Review techniques for writing college applications and scholarship essays. This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! Register here.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Essentials 7/27/20192:30 PM-4:30 PM College Depot Digital Classroom

​Learn the basics of financial aid and how to find scholarships to help pay for college. This session is open to all students and their parents/guardians. Secure your spot today by registering! Register 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