SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Lisa Bleich of College Bound Mentor will present What to Expect When You’re Applying, to help high school students and their families prepare for the college application process at the Scotch Plains Library on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn how to focus on your strengths and minimize stress and excessive time spent on the process. This interactive workshop will walk you through an activity and strengths assessment, and you will leave with a concrete action plan for how to maximize your remaining high school career. Topics will also include:

  • A college timeline by grade
  • How your activities reflect your strengths
  • SATs, ACTs, APs, IBs, and SAT Subject tests: what’s the difference and when should you take them?
  • How to use your summers to your advantage
  • How best to position yourself for the right college in terms of classes, activities, testing, summer, etc.
  • Parent vs. student expectations and how to get on the same page

Lisa Bleich is an independent Educational Consultant, marketing consultant and recruiter. She mentors students on the college application process to help them uncover their strengths and weaknesses and develop a personal plan for success. 

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This program is free and open to interested members of the public; advanced registration is recommended. For more information or to register, go to, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk.

The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.