Announcements & Events

It’s important to stay informed and connected with information and events available to students and their families. This page will feature any Announcements as well as upcoming Events and Workshops.

View Upcoming Events and Workshops at Calrson!

Attend Virtual College Fairs!

CAL SOAP – LA College and Career Expo

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual CALSOAP Los Angeles (Virtual) College and Career Expo! Some workshops available in English and Spanish.

Open to students and parents of all grade levels. The expo will bring FREE resources regarding numerous colleges and universities, career and technical education pathways, scholarship opportunities, and much more so that students can set and reach their academic goals successfully.

Visit the CALSOAP LA College and Career Expo Website for more information and to register!!

February 13, 20, 27 – 10AM-2PM

Day 1: February 13 — Financial Aid & College Affordability
* Financial Aid 101: Types of Aid (English and Spanish)
* Applying for Financial Aid: All About the FAFSA
* College Affordability: Paying and Budgeting for College

Day 2: February 20 — First-Year Persistence
* Mi Gente: A College Perspective From First Generation College Students
* Major and Career Exploration: How to Narrow Down Your Options
* Transfer Options for Students at a Community College
* Virtual College Office

Day 3: February 27 — College and Career Exploration
* Career Pathways: Bridging the Gap for Undocumented Students
* Career Pathways Panel: Unique and Innovative Career Pathways for Students
* LA Promise and LA Promise Works
* College and Career Expo

Need help with completing your FAFSA/CADAA?  Attend an LA Cash for College Event!!

Students and families can attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth applications.

The Cash for College Mission is to help low-income and first generation college-goers complete the application process so they can access financial aid for education and career/technical training beyond high school.

Visit to register for a Cash for College Workshop. All workshops are currently virtual.

College Board Big Future Days

Connect directly with colleges at BigFuture™ Days. Students will have a chance to meet with college admissions representatives and current college students, ask questions, and learn more about planning for college.

Students can sign up to meet with colleges in each region. They can attend any event and more than one.

Visit the Big Future Days Website for more information and to register to attend.

The College Search – From Stress to SUCCESS

Finding the Perfect College and How to Pay for It!! with thousands of options available, deciding where to attend college can be a challenging task. However, this presentation will pave the road to the perfect choice and may even help families figure out how to pay for it!! The informative and entertaining workshop covers in-state choices, out-of-state possibilities, the top reasons students choose a college, the various costs, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities including WUE (pronounced “woo-wee”) the Western Undergraduate Exchange. WUE is a regional tuition-reciprocity agreement that enables students from US Western states to enroll in more than 150 participating two and four-year public institutions at reduced tuition.

View the Video — 2020 GaryB UNM: College Search ~ Stress to SUCCESS!

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