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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. 

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:

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.

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f you or your student will be in the 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2018, live in the city of Phoenix, and are interested in a career in public service, also consider the JEM Leadership Academy. View the flyer for more details, here. Apply here.


Collegepalooza
, a free College Prep Workshop for College Freshmen, is a 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 books and pick the BEST classes, a crash-course in college life, and much more. Register here and view the flyer here!


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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ACCUPLACER Ready Training Bootcamp7/18/20181:00 PM - 5:00 PMBurton Barr Central Library- College Depot Digital Classroom 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Starting community college this fall? Want to save time and money? This free tutoring session is for you! Northbridge College Success Program will be hosting a 4 hour tutoring session at College Depot (snacks provided) for incoming community college students to prepare them for the ACCUPLACER placement tests. These are the tests that all community college students take to determine what level of math, critical reading and writing courses they will start out in.

Higher ACCUPLACER scores means taking fewer classes (up to six classes less) and saves you money for the tuition for each class you test out of ($258 per class). The majority of students who go through this session test out of at least 1 class. That means that a few hours can save you at least 60 hours of class time your first semester! Sign up here today as space is limited. Snacks and drinks are provided!


9th Grade Summer Camp7/21/201812:30 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library- College Depot Workshop Room 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college, and have fun!

Summer camps are customized for students entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall of 2018. Camps are reserved for students only. Each grade level camp is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session.

Seats are limited so secure your spot today!

1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Register here.

10th Grade Summer Camp7/21/201812:30 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library - 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college, and have fun!

Summer camps are customized for students entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall of 2018. Camps are reserved for students only. Each grade level camp is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session.

Seats are limited so secure your spot today!

1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Register here.

11th Grade Summer Camp7/28/201812:30 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library- 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college, and have fun!

Summer camps are customized for students entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall of 2018. Camps are reserved for students only. Each grade level camp is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session.

Seats are limited so secure your spot today!

1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Register here.​

12th Grade Summer Camp7/28/201812:30 PM - 4:30 PMBurton Barr Central Library - 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Attend a free College Depot summer camp and you will meet and spend time with your peers, learn valuable information, play games, hear from guest speakers, get ready for college, and have fun!

Summer camps are customized for students entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall of 2018. Camps are reserved for students only. Each grade level camp is offered twice during the summer. Since both sessions cover the same material, please only sign up for one session.

Seats are limited so secure your spot today!

1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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