Many of you will soon be visiting college campuses and if you’ve working with your private college advisor or your school’s college counselor, have been thinking about your potential major area of study and perhaps even a college fit. I invite you to look at some of my earlier blogs on these topics and click to view my video on college majors.
STEM College Advisor Bonnie Rabin, PhD visiting MIT
As part of your college applications, you know that there are many college essays you’ll be submitting through the Common Application. In separate blogs I’ve written about the topic.
When exactly do you write your college essays? I’m glad you asked!
Juniors- the process of college applications begins in July. There will be rolling admissions, early decision, early action and regular admissions.
Many of you may be fortunate to have a proactive high school english teacher who will assign some work on your essay later this spring. Don’t tackle that essay without first knowing your college admissions strategy and the types/numbers of essays.
Followed by our popular and well attended Sunday Fall Series – Resuming August
Build a College Admissions Strategy, Complete your Common Application Core Essay
Before the Workshop
INCREASE YOUR CHANCES of ADMISSION- PRE-COLLEGE ACADEMIC ADVISING and ADMISSIONS STRATEGY:
Attend your scheduled Educational & Admissions Assessment to understand the college admissions and financial aid processes. Participate in discussions during your extensive educational analysis aimed at matching you to majors and colleges, increasing your chances of admission, easing your transition to college, and ensuring your long-term academic success.
identifying majors & colleges, personalized application strategies, a detailed assessment of your admissions portfolio and much more.
During the Workshop
PERSONAL WRITING CONFERENCES:
throughout the week provide you with candid and specific feedback focused on completing your required Common Application Core essay to showcase your strengths and set you apart from other applicants. Students who come prepared to engage, and complete their overnight assignments will leave the workshop with a polished final draft of their core essay and begin work on a secondary essay to adapt for your college-specific supplemental essays.
CREATE YOUR ACTIVITIES RESUME and
Common Application Activities Statement to highlight your accomplishments for admissions, references, scholarships and admission interviews. Receive proprietary activities resume template.
After the Workshop
Ongoing support and guidance with college-specific supplemental essays.
Arrive prepared with your laptop ready to work during daytime sessions and complete any overnight assignments.
Students of all academic levels are welcome to attend our small group sessions in a supportive and welcoming setting. We meet daily 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.+
Throughout the fall months I write several notes about college applications and essays. Please enjoy some tips for writing your core college application essay. Juniors, relieve the stress surrounding college applications- let’s get started on your college planning and essay brainstorming.
College Admissions Tips: Writing Your Core College Application Essay
Review your current classes and make adjustments to learning strategies and time management? Need practical solutions to handle difficult classes – schedule a strategic academic consultation! Perhaps you’ll add an online class through Dual-enrollment or other more appropriate academic venues.
Now is the perfect time to determine and refine the most effective academic plan to include the appropriately challenging and relevant courses given potential academic interests. It’s important to avoid becoming unnecessarily overwhelmed. Maintenance of a GPA which allows for a healthy balance of academic, extracurricular and personal pursuits will increase the likelihood of a successful transition to college and admissions success.
College Application & Admissions: AICE/AP/IB – High School Curriculum Planning!
Refine extracurricular activities to include a relevant summer plan! Update your activities resume.
Select appropriate courses for the balance of your high school year that prepare you for success, offer enjoyment and prepare you for relevant standardized testing required for colleges on your radar.
Determine your standardized testing schedule, including your self-directed regular test preparation for AP exams, SATII subject tests and SAT/ACT exams.
College Admissions & Financial Aid Tips: SAT, ACT, AP, IB and AICE exams ?!!
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SAMPLE OF RECENT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, U. Michigan, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, University of North Carolina, Vassar, Bowdoin, Wellesley, Emory, U.Illinois, Notre Dame, NYU, Rice, University of Chicago, Washington University (WUSTL), Drexel, Tulane, Brown, Purdue, Swarthmore, SCAD, Ohio, Georgetown, Hamilton, Reed, Miami, Johns Hopkins, University of Florida, University of Arizona, Penn State, Villanova, Northeastern, SUNY-ESF, St. Johns, Embry-Riddle, Colgate, Fordham, Columbia, Barnard, Syracuse, Swarthmore, Pittsburgh, Dickinson, Colorado, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Howard, Fordham, SUNY Stonybrook, Duke, Case Western, Rochester Institute of Technology, Parsons, Virginia Tech, Boston U., Hobart & William Smith, Claremont Mckenna, Davidson, Westpoint, Gettysburg, Amherst, Temple, Denison, Howard, UT Austin, SUNY-Binghamton, Hamilton, George Washington, American, Indiana, SMU, James Madison, UF, and many more! University of Florida and many more
READY TO WRITE YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY?
Bonnie R. Rabin, Ph.D. is the founder and principal educational consultant of College Career Consulting, LLC. She has over 30 years of experience as a university faculty member and shares her knowledge, professional resources and support with students who are ready to advance their lifelong educational and career journeys.