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York College is offering several free seminars through early next year as high school seniors prepare for SATs and finish their college applications.

A 1995 study conducted by Virginia Gordon, a professor at Ohio State University, shows that an estimated 20 percent to 50 percent of students enter their first year of college undecided about their majors, and 70 percent change their majors at least once before graduation.

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The Understanding College Series, open to prospective college students — regardless of whether they are applying to York College — looks to help students in three events:

  • Academic Exploration Night: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Academic advisers will speak to students about narrowing down ideas toward deciding on a major.
  • Financial Literacy Night: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Experts will be on hand to answer financial aid and financial planning questions for students who are looking for ways to afford college.
  • Major-to-Career Night: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 12. School officials and current students will be available to walk students through the steps to help them obtain jobs upon graduation, including internships, recommendations and other networking.

Students are encouraged to sign up for all three events, although registration for individual dates is available.

For more information or to register, visit the Understanding College Series page at www.ycp.edu/admissions/visit-york/understanding-college-series/ 

Reach education reporter Junior Gonzalez via email at jgonzalez@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter @EducationYD.

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