Each year, the TOPS College Success Team holds a variety of events designed to support and celebrate our TOPS Scholars. Read below to find out about some of our annual programming! In addition to these events, TOPS Scholars are regularly invited to attend volunteer sessions, campus visits, and more!
Summer Transition Conference
College Success Coaches join newly graduated TOPS Scholars in a full-day conference during which students learn the skills and resources necessary for success during their first year on campus. Topics include academic planning, campus resources, self-care, major and career choice, understanding financial aid, and more.
TOPS Scholars join their coaches and peers to celebrate the end of another semester! This event is open to all TOPS Scholars. Each year TOPS Scholars elect a fun theme for the night as we enjoy food, games, and prizes!
Enroll in College Day
TOPS Scholars who need support in the college re-enrollment process connect with their coaches to complete necessary steps for returning to college. Students are connected with academic advisors and financial resources to support their return to school, and are guided through the process of re-adjusting to life on campus.
College coaches join high school AVID/TOPS teachers and coordinators in guiding students and parents through the FAFSA completion process. After providing an overview of the financial aid process., students and parents work with coaches to complete their FAFSA for the coming school year and address any next steps in the financial aid application process.