5th Form · Parents

POST-5TH FORM/SUMMER 2017 CHECKLIST

Now’s the time to sharpen your focus and make the college process a reality for you. Earlier this week, 5th formers met in groups with their college counselors to check in and plan ahead for the summer break. Use the checklist below (the same one we handed out in those meetings) to help you keep track of those things… Continue reading POST-5TH FORM/SUMMER 2017 CHECKLIST

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COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP & ESSAY PROMPTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S APPLICATIONS

COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP Last night, Deb Shaver, the Dean of Admissions at Smith College, presented an essay writing workshop to our juniors in order to help them gain insight into what admissions offices are looking for and what they like to see (and don’t like to see!) when reviewing college essays. (Thank you, Dean… Continue reading COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP & ESSAY PROMPTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S APPLICATIONS

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THE RESOURCES OF THE ARC AND HELP WITH YOUR COLLEGE ESSAYS

The ARC (Academic Resource Center) offers a variety of services including: guiding students to develop effective reading and note-taking skills, study strategies for homework and tests, and improved time management. supporting students in setting their academic goals, and helping them cultivate the self-discipline to achieve those goals through specific action plans. providing assistance with writing of all… Continue reading THE RESOURCES OF THE ARC AND HELP WITH YOUR COLLEGE ESSAYS

6th Form · Parents

“A PLEA TO THOSE HELPING STUDENTS WITH COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS: LET THE 17-YEAR-OLD VOICE TAKE CENTER STAGE”

In my previous job as a college admissions officer, reading application essays often provided the best glimpse into who the applicant was (not simply what he or she had accomplished). Having read thousands upon thousands of those essays, it was easy to spot ones that weren’t written by the applicant or were over-edited by someone else. This took… Continue reading “A PLEA TO THOSE HELPING STUDENTS WITH COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS: LET THE 17-YEAR-OLD VOICE TAKE CENTER STAGE”

5th Form · 6th Form · Applications

COMMON APPLICATION ACCOUNT ROLLOVER

Every year on August 1st, the Common Application is updated with anything new from personal information questions, individual college essay prompts, or new application formatting. For the first time, the Common App is allowing students to create an account and start an application before August 1st with information and data rolling over into the updated… Continue reading COMMON APPLICATION ACCOUNT ROLLOVER

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POST-5TH FORM/SUMMER 2016 CHECKLIST

Now’s the time to sharpen your focus and make the college process a reality for you. Last week, 5th formers met in groups with their college counselors to check in and plan ahead for the summer break. Use the checklist below (the same one we handed out in those meetings) to help you keep track of those things which… Continue reading POST-5TH FORM/SUMMER 2016 CHECKLIST