Glenbard event to help families navigate college admissions process

Updated 11/18/2022 10:37 PM

On Thursday, Dec. 1, B-PAC: Glenbard Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee, a distinguished panel hosted by the Equity Student Achievement Committee, and GPS: Glenbard Parent Series in Spanish will present "Don't Call it a Dream, Call it a Plan."

It will begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Go to for the link to this webinar. This program will be presented in Spanish and English.


High school is a crucial time for students to grow personally and intellectually and to plan for their future. This presentation will assist students and families in learning more about the college application, admission and search process, as well as financial aid.

Erika Willis, Glenbard North equity coordinator and dean of student supports, will share remarks to inspire and empower all students to reach their goals.

Glenbard school counselors will discuss the college exploration process. Participants understand the significance of a post-secondary education and will leave knowing the role of grades, test scores and work experience. Information about scholarship also will be covered.

A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will provide information about FAFSA, Alternative Application for Financial Aid, scholarships, grants, prepaid tuition, student loan repayment and forgiveness programs.

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There also will be a Northern Illinois University representative discussing the college admission process, and a Q & A session will be hosted at the conclusion of the event.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department.

For further information, visit or contact B-PAC Coordinator Luz Luna at or 630-653-7000 Ext. 3293 or Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or

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