College Awareness and Real Talk Sessions Offered

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COLLEGE AWARENESS AND REAL TALK SESSIONS OFFERED: Virtual Sessions Targeted for 9th, 10th and 11th Graders

CUMBERLAND, Md. (Jan. 25, 2021) – In a first for the college, Allegany College of Maryland recruitment staff will host virtual “College Awareness” sessions for ninth and tenth graders and “Real Talk with ACM” sessions for eleventh graders in February. 

One-hour long “College Awareness” sessions for high school freshmen and sophomores will be held at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on February 8 and 9. Topics for discussion include: career assessments, job shadowing, college majors, applying to college, Early College/Dual Enrollment courses, tuition costs,  paying for college, and college visit options. Preregistration is required and available by visiting

For students currently in eleventh grade, “Real Talk with ACM” sessions will be held at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on February 22 and 23. These hour-long sessions are designed to empower juniors to think critically about their college options. Sessions will focus on building solid criteria for their college search process, exploring colleges and preparing to apply for early or regular admission. Additional topics include: the college application process, financial aid, the benefits of a two-year college, scholarships, campus tours, and Early College/Dual Enrollment courses. Preregistration, which is required, and additional information is available at

“Choosing to attend college can feel overwhelming at this age. If we can explain the process to help more students pursue higher education, it’s a win-win for our community,” said Sue Rowan, ACM’s coordinator of Student Recruitment.  “In these Zoom sessions, we’ll dispel rumors, realistically address college costs, and offer sound advice about exploring college and career choices.” 

In all sessions, ACM will be used as an illustrative example in discussions but not their intended focus. Time will be allotted for students and their family members to ask questions. Those with immediate questions about the sessions may contact Sue Rowan at or 301-784-5120.   

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