(Virtual) Creating a Compelling College Application

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Lectures, Online

Age Group:

Teens, Adults
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Allowed Grades: 10th Grade to 11th Grade

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Program for High School Juniors: Creating a Compelling College Application

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time

Stand Out for College, LLC, has partnered with Scarsdale Public Library and Greenburgh Public Library to offer this Zoom presentation to help high school juniors and their parents understand how to use the summer productively to create a compelling college application.

We will cover the college application process including current admissions trends, writing the personal statement essay and supplemental essays, teacher recommendations and how students can position themselves to increase their chances for admission. We’ll discuss how the Supreme Court decision has impacted the college admissions process and how a student’s ability to express their insights, experiences and personal growth through their application essays are more important than ever before.

We will discuss application strategies including the advantages and disadvantages of early decision, early action and regular decision. We’ll review what factors students should consider in deciding whether or not to submit their standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) for test-optional colleges and universities. We’ll also discuss the different ways that students can be admitted to a particular school.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and an opportunity to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

This program is a detailed and strategic overview of what students should focus on to make their college applications compelling.

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com). Please RSVP to ron@standoutforcollege.com or register via the Scarsdale Public Library website below. You will receive a private invitation with a Zoom link in reply. There is no charge for this event.

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