High school students and parents are invited to a program at the Swampscott Public Library on Thursday, October 8th at 6:30pm to learn about applying to colleges. Julie Mazzola from Swampscott High School Guidance Department will give an overview of the process and explain the role of the Guidance Department. Joanna Ganci, Swampscott High School English Department Chair, will give advice on writing essays & getting teacher recommendations. Colleen B. Woods, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Emerson College, will explain what you need to know about financial aid. Sherry Brass, director of Pre-College Programs at Kaplan Test Prep, will cover standardized testing, including the new changes to the PSAT & SAT.