Video Summaries

How to Buy the Videotapes

Video Summaries

The College Bound series is designed to help middle school and high school student prepare for college. The following episodes can be purchased on videotape, or you can view them online with RealVideo Player.

College Bound: Middle School Counts!
(#4758; 30 min.)

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"Students begin to drop out of college in grade school."

For the college bound student, middle school counts. Rudy Castruita hosts this episode of College Bound which shows how middle school students (and their parents) can begin to prepare for college, including:

  • How to get organized
  • Which kinds of classes to take
  • Where to go for help
  • The importance of setting a time and place for homework
  • How to help the struggling middle school student

College Bound: A Plan for Achieving in High School
(#5171; 30 min.)

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"A child's success in education is often due to an individual--someone who sparks a sense of responsibility and possibility for the future."

Adequate preparation in high school is vital for the college bound student. This episode, hosted by Rudy Castruita, emphasizes the importance of taking appropriate courses and challenging oneself with extracurricular activities. It includes:

  • The difference between Advanced Placement and Honors courses
  • The kinds of classes a college-bound student should take
  • How to help the struggling high school student
  • The importance of volunteering and extracurricular activities

College Bound: Choosing a College
(#5205; 30 min.)

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"Where students go to college can be as important as whether they go to college."

Now that you're on track, which college do you choose? This episode of College Bound, hosted by Joe Watson, explores the process of selecting a college that will best meet the student's needs. It covers:

  • The primary factors to consider when choosing a college
  • The different varieties of colleges (universities, private colleges, community colleges, etc.)
  • How to explore the student's interests and possible career choices
  • Additional resources for learning about colleges

College Bound: Admissions and Financial Aid
(#5251; 30 min.)

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"Preparing for college admission and success is like training for the Olympics. It takes a lot of hard work and support."

So you're on track and you know which colleges you'd like to apply to. How do you get accepted and then how do you pay for it? Joe Watson hosts this episode of College Bound which explores this important stage in the process of going to college. It includes:

  • Knowing what college admissions are looking for in a potential student
  • The importance of doing well on college entry tests (SATs and ACTs)
  • The types of financial aid that are available
  • When and how to apply for financial aid

College Bound: Communicate with Your School
(#6491; 30 min.)

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"Every family functions as a home learning environment. Consequently, every family has the potential to support and improve the academic achievement of its children."

As a parent, how do you communicate with your child? How do you know what's expected of your child academically? This episode of College Bound explores what you can do as a parent to communicate effectively. It includes:

  • Communicating with your child
  • Communicating with your child's school
  • Knowing your rights as a parent
  • Why it's important to get involved

College Bound: Surviving Freshman Year
(#6492; 30 min.)

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"Establishing a support network and getting involved in campus life are critical factors in surviving your freshman year."

There is no such thing as a "typical" freshman. Success your freshman year means managing classes, study time, jobs, and social activities effectively. Just as there are many challenges, there are also many ways for freshmen to increase their chances for succeeding in college. This episode of College Bound explores how you can survive your freshman year. It includes:

  • The importance of getting involved
  • How to develop good study skills
  • How to manage time effectively
  • The importance of seeking guidence
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How to Buy the Videotapes

All College Bound videotapes can be purchased for $19.95. (Price does not include shipping & handling.)

To purchase tapes, visit UCSD-TV's web site, or call direct at:

Telephone: (800) 520-7323

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Take the First Step | Plan in Middle School | Plan in High School
Choose a College | Get Accepted | Obtain Financial Aid |
Communicate | Survive Freshman Year |
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