Summer is nearing its end and many of you are staring the senior year of high school straight in the face. It is a bittersweet time to be sure. If you are like me, the questions race through your head. How did they grow up so quickly? Are they really ready to leave home? Have I done and said everything that I should have?
The questions can paralyze a parent, but there is too much at stake in these coming months to remain in a state of inertia.
Especially if you homeschool, it is vital that you get your homeschool documents whipped into shape. You’ve worked too hard to skip this last, most important step. If you need help with the four school documents: transcript, transcript legend, school profile, and counselor letter, don’t miss my upcoming course in a few weeks.
It is also time for your students, regardless of educational venue, to begin the critically important college essays. These provide the one chance the student has to “talk” to an admissions officer. Rather than a documentation of accomplishments, the essays need to be treated like creative nonfiction and give insight into the student’s life and thoughts. The essays need to grab the reader’s attention and remain memorable long after they are put aside. If your student is struggling with this important part of the application, check out my digital class designed for teens.
The actual college application forms look rather simple. However, they need to be filled out carefully. The Activity Section especially needs to be handled well to set your student apart from the rest of the thousands of kids applying. If you’d like someone to walk you through the entire Common Application and show you how to handle it, won’t you join me in this live class?
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