Summer 2017: Senior Class Goals
Over the course of the first six weeks of summer, we have seen many of the senior students and have made great progress on some key components in the college application process. Don’t let that statement instill panic if you haven’t seen or felt the progress….this process can seem slow at times. And then there is the pace of a teenager in summer… :)
Here are some prodding points you can ask about to keep them plugging along - a lot of work can keep happening via google docs and emails so encourage them to be in close contact with Katie and Trish.
After building the framework with the basics of activities, awards etc., the next step is to craft a short description of each item including student role. Many of your students have already completed the description part of the resume which makes completing the Activities section of the Common Application so much more efficient and effective.
Once school starts we can include any new awards, clubs, activities….this is a working document until the submit button is pushed!!
If your student has been able to join us thus far, we have been focusing mainly on the Common App essay. It is likely the longest essay they will write (650 words) and is a meant to showcase a part of them that colleges wouldn't know from other parts of their application (grades, transcript, test scores). It is self refection at its finest….and it can be a slow process. They are sticking with it, though. Our open office and workshop hours are excellent times for them to block out times to focus on writing and bounce ideas around as needed. Below are the times we have scheduled through the end of July and August. We will send out our Fall dates soon.
Thursday July 20th: 10 am - 12 pm
Sunday July 23rd: 11am - 4 pm
Saturday August 26th: 1pm - 4 pm
Sunday August 27th: 1 pm - 4 pm
We have also requested that each student sign up for at least one individual meeting with us in August. Google docs are great ways to get feedback even when writing happens not in front of us!
This application cycle’s Common App opens August 1st. Taking time to fill in the demographic information is something easily done at home and can be a huge help! Please, please - do not let the kids submit anything (including sending test scores) without touching base with us first!