Have you started to get bored over summer break yet?! Having been off from school for a few weeks, you (rising seniors) should be ready to start working on your college applications. Common App recently announced that its yearly refresh will happen between July 27th and August 1st. This means that you can create a Common… Continue reading STARTING YOUR APPS NOW AND THE COMMON APP REFRESH
Summer is an ideal time to prepare for standardized tests (both the ACT and SAT). If you are looking for prep options over the summer, Kent’s association with Kaplan Test Prep lets you prepare for the ACT or SAT at home, in a local Kaplan center or online. Students who receive financial aid at Kent will receive financial aid for Kaplan’s… Continue reading SUMMER 2018 TEST PREP OPTIONS THROUGH KAPLAN
This recent article from US News and World Report reviewed all the basics about the Common Application, which is the platform offered by the great majority of colleges and universities. Rising seniors may find it helpful as they prepare their Common App accounts over the summer.
A couple weeks ago, our 5th formers attended an essay writing workshop conducted by Marisa Kogan, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Yale University. As we head into the summer, use the information below to know what prompts you will have to use, what to avoid doing, and how to get started. ESSAY PROMPTS FOR… Continue reading EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING YOUR COLLEGE ADMISSION ESSAY
The turning of the calendar to August may mean we still have a few weeks before the opening of school, but it also means it’s time for our rising seniors to redirect their attention back to the Summer Checklist. It is crucial that everyone arrives back at school having completed their summer “homework”, so that the fall… Continue reading IT’S AUGUST–TIME TO PREPARE FOR SENIOR FALL!!
It’s never too early to start… In a couple weeks, 4th formers will meet in groups with their college counselors in order to check in about the next steps in our college process. Although it may seem early to start this process, it isn’t too early to set yourself up for success by being thoughtful… Continue reading 4TH FORM SPRING/SUMMER 2018 CHECKLIST
Many thanks to Marisa Kogan, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Yale University, for visiting with our 5th formers this past Thursday and sharing her insights into the development of a student’s personal essay, a crucial yet often challenging component of all college applications. Ms. Kogan, who has also been a member of admissions teams… Continue reading ESSAY WORKSHOP RECAP