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Everything You Need to Know about the College Common Application

What is the College Common Application? Before you can attend college, you have to apply for college. And how you apply to college – or, most likely, multiple colleges – is a pivotal part of the process. An inefficient college application process creates needless headaches, unnecessary delays and mounting frustration. A streamlined, simple college application protocol ensures you’ll get the best...

UCSD & Centro Fox

In July, a new partnership with former President of Mexico Vicente Fox brought 17 students from some of Mexico’s poorest villages to UC San Diego. While there, they joined over 100 Reality Changers students and nearly 300 others at Academic Connections, a three-week residential program where high school students live in college dorms, take college classes, and earn college-level credit. Check...

Reality Changers 3rd Annual Job Shadow Week

Over 80 Reality Changers students had the unique opportunity to shadow working professionals in San Diego County. Every year, Reality Changers hosts a Job Shadow Week where students have the opportunity to "shadow" and learn from a working professional for a 1/2 day during their spring breaks. Job Shadow volunteers host students at their workplace and show what it is like...

UCSD’s Academic Connections

This summer, over 80 Reality Changers students earned $3,500 scholarships to participate in UCSD's Academic Connections, a three-week program where students live on campus and take a real college course. There are over 20 different courses, including Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Photo Essay: Seeing San Diego Through Image and Text, Casual Game Development, and...

Hundreds of Students. 10 Days. 6 Events.

Thursday Night's 300th Congress - May 30th, 2013 On Thursday, May 30th, Reality Changers celebrated it's 300th Congress which means that we have been meeting for 300 Thursday nights since 2008!  Thursday Night Site Director Cece Villegas gave her very last lesson to her students as she'll be moving on to pursue her graduate education in the fall. We will definitely miss...

Prom Dress Day

Prom season is around the corner and for the second year in a row Reality Changers was able to gift over 60 designer gowns to our students. We all know how the expenses start piling up during senior year of high school so it was quite exciting for us to be able to provide these dresses as one less thing to...