1:1 counseling is exclusive to seniors in the LYLA program and those students who have registered to the Pathway to College series. The one-hour sessions are to discuss the progress of the students during their senior year. It is important for the student to understand that they must have all of their high school credits or they will not be eligible to graduate and apply for college. We also take the time to explain to students the importance of requesting recommendation letters and to request their transcripts.
At times there are families who are concerned regarding their immigration status and that is where we emphasize that every child in the U.S. has the opportunity to still achieve higher education. We share resources for DACA recipients and share resources for undocumented students on how they can still apply for college. The funding may be different compared to a U.S. citizen but knowing that there are opportunities available, motivates the student and family as a whole.
Lastly, we answer any questions the students or parents may have regarding FAFSA status or applying for scholarships. Due to the pandemic, we try our best to accommodate our schedule to the student’s and family’s availability.