College Readiness Programs

Pickaway County College & Career Night

Held each fall, education and employment options are represented from over 100 institutions- 2 & 4 year colleges & universities, trade schools, military, local employers – a true one-stop-shop for life after high school, including a financial aid presentation.

*Please contact us if you would like your organization to be represented at College & Career Night, if have questions or would like more information on any of these college readiness programs.

Due to COVID restrictions we are not able to hold College & Career Night in person this year. However, the Virtual College Exploration event sponsored by OACAC is a great way to check out your education options. Register today.

ACT Prep Workshops

Offered in spring and fall to all Pickaway County high school students, these workshops examine timed practice tests, tips for test day, reading techniques, time and stress management as students prepare to take college entrance exams.

Updates on ACT.

Due to COVID restrictions we are not able to conduct our workshop in person this fall. We plan to hold an in person workshop in the spring.


“Free Application for Federal Student Aid” Financial Aid Workshop

Presented by Pickaway WORKS in partnership with the financial aid office of Ohio Christian University, personal assistance is given to students and their families with completion of the FAFSA, the necessary first step in the financial aid process. Open to all students and adult learners.

Due to COVID restrictions we are not able to hold FAFSA Day this year. Please see these reliable financial aid resources:

Pickaway HELPS/Ula Jean Ater Metzler Scholarship

A first-generation college student scholarship, awarded by Pickaway WORKS to one graduating senior at each county high school attending any accredited post-secondary institution, criteria include financial need.

Career Planning Resources

Upcoming College Readiness Programs

Past College Readiness Programs

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Together we create...

AWARENESS: increased knowledge of local opportunities

ALIGNMENT: strong relationships between local educators and employers

RELEVANCE: connections between classroom work and the real world of work