Burnham Library in Bridgewater will present a program, “Navigating the College Admission Process with Your High School Student: Trends, Myths and Practical Truths,” Oct. 16 at 1 p.m.

Ellen O’Donnell, a private college counselor, will be the guest speaker for the program at the 62 South Main St. library.

O’Donnell will cover these topics: the acronyms SAT, ACT ED/EA, FAFSA and EFC; how to build a workable college list and fine the right fit for a student; college’s competitiveness; whether SAT tutoring and private college counseling is necessary; what’s different in the process for athletes, artists, dancers and musicians; the cost of college and overview of how financial aid and scholarships work; and what to do with an emotionally charged, stressed, disengaged or generally confused potential college freshman.

O’Donnell has been on both sides of the college admission world for over 25 years, working in college admission early in her career, then going to the other side of the desk as director of college counseling at Canterbury School in New Milford.

She has been a private college counselor for the past 16 years working with students throughout the greater Litchfield and Fairfield County areas.

Karen Waltemath, CTP, CLTC of Integrated Financial Planning and Benefits will host another parental information program at the library Nov. 13.