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Creating a Compelling College Application

Creating a Compelling College Application

Note: Registration is required with the link at the end of this post, not directly through the library.


Program for High School Juniors: Creating a Compelling College Application


Ron & Jackie from Stand Out For College are offering this Zoom presentation to help high school juniors and their parents understand how to use the summer productively to create a compelling college application. 

They 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. They will 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.

 Ron & Jackie 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.

 They will 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.

 Ron & Jackie 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.

With the recent announcement by Dartmouth that they will no longer be test-optional and the possibility of other colleges following suit, we think that there will be significant interest in this presentation from families with children in high school.

 The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com)



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

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 Meeting ID: 831 0957 6607

Passcode: 247198

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
7:00pm - 8:10pm
Englewood - Online
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