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Writing Your Best College Essay

July 14, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Admissions shouldn’t be a guessing game. But with close to 4,000 schools to choose from — and an increasingly complex admissions process — you and your student might be overwhelmed, wondering where to start. In addition, all of this has been complicated further by COVID-19. You don’t have to stress! Join us to find out exactly what decision-makers look for in a standout application package and learn about key topics, including:

  • How colleges evaluate applications
  • Planning a high school academic program with college in mind
  • Understanding how to remain involved even when high schools are closed
  • Putting together a strong college list
  • Tips for choosing a topic and crafting a strong essay
  • Suggestions for avoiding some common application pitfalls
  • How to narrow options and select the right college

This topic is suggested for parents/guardians of 9th – 12th graders.

When it comes time for your student to write the college essay, your family will be prepared with tips from our experts. Get guidance on what it takes to craft a stand-out essay…and succeed in the competitive admissions process. Join us for a live, interactive session to learn: 

  • What makes a strong, appropriate, and engaging essay topic
  • Strategies for brainstorming, methods for writing, and tips for editing 
  • How to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls
  • Insight into our former admissions officers’ favorite essays 
  • How to get the most out of your free essay review benefit 
  • This topic is suggested for rising 12th graders and their parents/guardians

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