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CS SUMMER ACADEMY

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH THEIR

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH THEIR

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

FOR SCHOOLS

Summer Academy

 

College Starter's summer academy is offered to New York City Charter and Department of Education schools. Our one-week intensive is geared towards rising seniors who plan to matriculate to four-year colleges. We guide the students through all aspects of their college applications, including, but not limited to, essay development, college list refinement, and filling out the Common Application.

Workshops

 

College Starter supports New York City Department of Education schools through early college awareness workshops centered on financial aid, college admissions basics, and deeper dives into the finer points of applying to college. All workshops are intended to support college readiness for students, families, and school communities.

FOR INDIVIDUALS

1-1 Individualized Services

 

College Starter provides 1-1 support for individual students in Westchester County and the greater New York City area. Our support is tailored to each individual students' needs, but centers around college essay development, college list refinement, college research, extracurricular activity profile, procuring exceptional letters of recommendations and filling out college applications, e.g. the Common Application.

 

PAST PARTNER SCHOOLS INCLUDE

Unique Support

 

Through the College Starter Summer Academy, our support is structured around small-group classroom instruction. Our off-hour, one-week intensive allows students to focus on their college applications apart from other academic obligations. Participants produce stronger overall application packages and complete their college applications well before the early deadlines, capitalizing on higher acceptance rates.

Singularly Focused

 

 

Our goal for each student is clear. We work to ensure that every student learns the skills necessary to be prepared to apply to college. We work with them to complete tailor-made, expertly packaged college applications that will be ready well before the early deadlines. Whether a student is in our academy or working with us 1-1, students will complete college essays, an extracurricular activity profile, ensure that they get dynamic letters of recommendation, research colleges, refine and retool a balanced college list, and complete their college applications until they are fit to submit.

Individualized Attention

 

College Starter is a small college counseling operation that works with select schools each summer and with a small number of individual students each application season (spring and fall). We offer what other college access programs and "college consultants" cannot: Masters educated experts in the field of college counseling and ELA, currently working in high schools with students. We are in touch with both the college admissions industry and the students they are recruiting -- every day.

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Hailey

Hailey is a College Starter alumna and a four-year college-bound student. Check out her #IAmFrom video.

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