Seminars

Email received on February 17, 2021:

“I want to tell you how much we appreciate your college bound seminars and how it has really benefited all of us. Had it not been for your parent class and the timeline of events you provided the girls would likely have followed the recommendation of their high school, which in my opinion felt late: hence the reason we sought out your program. Your timeline ended up being a lifesaver! I wanted you to know what an impact you make on the lives of these kids. You are an incredible instructor, and you provide them with tools to gain the opportunities they otherwise may not have. Not to mention the long term financial impact you have on families. I pray God continues to bless others through the work he has called you to do so well.”

Respectfully, Mel
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Mel’s twin daughters earned four-year full tuition scholarships to the school that was their top choice. What will your story be?

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In-Person Events


You are in the room with Jason Franklin and able to personally interact with him.

Remote Live


You participate in the seminar from the comfort of your home. You can ask questions in the chat box or via your computer microphone.

Online Membership


You have online access to all of Jason’s seminar videos that have been professionally produced in a studio, so it feels like Jason is talking directly to you. It is not live, but you are able to contact Jason if you have any questions.

Click below to learn more about the College Bound Seminar Series.


 
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Seminar A
Start Now

Learn how preparing during the middle school and early high school years helps your student increase their potential for college admissions and scholarships.

 
 
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Seminar B
Dream Real

Learn steps your high school student can do to lower college costs, so their dream does not become your family’s nightmare.

 

 
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Seminar C
Picking & Selling

Learn steps your student can do to start their college search and then how to sell themselves to those schools for admissions and scholarships.

 
 
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Seminar D
Compare Negotiate Decide

Learn how to logically compare schools and financial aid packages, then when and how to negotiate those offers, which helps lead your student to making the right college decision for them.

 

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Seminar A: Start Now



For too many students, middle school leads to a shift of focus: academics to social media.  Unfortunately, this tends to carry over to high school, creating problems that later surface when students start looking at colleges.

Discussions will focus on how parents can help keep their student on a path that will better prepare them for and through high school, so their student is in a better position to get admitted to the college of their choice and receive a better scholarship offer.

The following are the main topics covered in the seminar:

  • READ, READ, READ!!!!
  • Recommended high school courses
  • Learn how to study: ahead, read, self-review, identify the smart kids
  • Find out who are the better teachers and take their courses
  • Grades: un-weighted vs. weighted GPA
  • AP Classes: advantages vs. disadvantages
  • Dual-credit classes
  • Extra-curricular activities: quality vs. quantity
  • ACT, PSAT, & SAT: advantages & disadvantages
  • National Rank - why this matters to colleges & parents
  • "Game Video" - Test Information Release
  • Work: summer, part-time jobs, think long-term
  • Academic camps
  • College visits: group tours, older siblings
  • High school sports: guard your time, don’t sacrifice academics
  • Role of high school guidance counselors (private vs. public)
 

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Seminar B: Dream Real



I went to high school back in the 1980s.  Back then the question was, "Where do you want to go to college?"  Back then, a student could pay for most colleges on their own without accumulating a lot of debt.  Unfortunately, we live in a different world.  This seminar helps families understand where to start when it is time for students to start thinking about college and what students can do NOW to lower costs before going to college.

The following are the topics covered in the seminar:

  • The new reality of college grads and increases in college costs by numbers
  • How long it actually takes to get a four year degree
  • Avoiding useless college courses
  • How to lower costs with community colleges, dual credit classes, and AP exams
  • ACT vs. SAT
  • How test scores are used to determine scholarship amounts
  • Where most scholarship money comes from & how to find it
  • Finding local scholarships
  • Searching for merit based scholarships
  • FAFSA: what every family needs to know
 

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Seminar C: Picking & Selling



There are thousands of colleges and universities in America and many families are not sure where to start when it comes to looking at colleges.  This seminar addresses that issue by providing steps that takes the family through the entire process from start to finish.

This seminar is designed primarily for families with students in 10th through 12th grade.

The following are the main topics covered in the seminar:

  • Setting parameters BEFORE looking at colleges
  • Warnings so you do not go down the wrong paths
  • Objective measures in the application process
  • Personal Statements and essays
  • Letters of Recommendations
  • Resume Portfolios
  • How to maximize an individual college visit
 

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Seminar D: Compare Negotiate Decide



 

The following are the main topics covered in the two-hour seminar:​

  • FAFSA Appeal
  • Hidden Expenses
  • Work-Study Programs
  • Outside Scholarships
  • Realistic Budget
  • Comparing Schools
  • Comparing Offers
  • Financial Aid Proposal – The Bottom Line
  • Using the College Navigator
  • How to Negotiate
  • When to Negotiate
  • Patience – May 1st Deadline
 

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