Applying to college with all the academic requirements, forms and deadlines can sometimes feel like a lot for students, parents and caregivers. To help make sure that the process does not overwhelm them and ultimately prevent interested students from attending, UCLA held a special workshop this past weekend.

About 600 Los Angeles-area eighth through 11th graders and their parents, guardians and caregivers attended this year’s “Get College Ready” program presented by UCLA Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, UCLA vice provost of enrollment management, welcomed everyone.

After the opening remarks, attendees participated in breakout sessions that covered a range of topics, such as: specific aspects of applying to college, financial aid and scholarships, and campus life.

The day ended with a tour of UCLA.