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The Personal Statement Essay and the “Why This College” Supplemental Essay

The college essay and supplemental responses are an integral component of the college application process and the student’s big chance to let their voice be heard. After the high school transcript, and for some schools even the SAT or ACT scores, the essays are the most important piece of the college application. By using imagery and examples, students can recreate a small part of their life for the admissions officer. The purpose of the “Why us?” or “Why this college” essay is to demonstrate--through specific details and examples--why a student is a great match for a particular school. This webinar will be led by essay expert, Jessica Livingston.

May 24, 2023
8:00 pm


The SAT & ACT: Updates, Strategies, Optimizing Scores + More

Join me and Mike Wagner of Wagner Prep on Wednesday, January 26 at 8:00pm for a free webinar. Topics covered include:

>> SAT vs. ACT - what is the difference?

>> To submit or not to submit your SAT/ACT scores? Breaking down “Test Optional”  

>> How a strong SAT/ACT score can strengthen your college applications  

>> Test Optional does not mean Test Blind. Breaking down the nuances  

>> Optimizing test scores for admissions  

>> Testing timelines for high school students 

>> Self-paced studying, SAT class types, e.g., small-group class, 1-1 tutoring - what to expect

>> Managing test anxiety

January 26, 2022
8:00 pm EST


The College Landscape: 2022 and Beyond

This workshop will look at the current college admissions landscape and what’s on the horizon. We will look at what role the SAT and ACT will play in the upcoming cycles and what exactly Test Optional means for students. The workshop will also take a deeper dive into the various application plans including Early Decision and Early Decision II, how best to capture a student’s organic talents and interests, why getting an early jump on the admissions and application process might be more important than ever, demonstrated interest, and more.

February 8, 2022
8:00 pm


College Bound: An Overview

This introductory workshop will equip students and their families with the basic concepts of the college admissions process. Topics covered include preparing for college now, the SAT and ACT, basic college researching, the college application process, what colleges look for in an applicant, college majors, and a comprehensive college timeline for high school students.

March 8, 2022
8:00 pm


Spotlight on the Essentials: The Common Application, Extracurricular Activities, and Recommendation Letters

Participants will learn the ins and outs of the Common Application, the application tool that allows students to apply to multiple colleges at the same time. Also, through clear examples, we will examine the best ways to shine a spotlight on a student's extracurricular activities. Finally, participants will learn who is best to write their college recommendation letters, how and when to approach them, and how self-reflection forms can ensure the best possible letters are written.

April 12, 2022
8:00 pm

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