Common App Crash Course

  • When

    Summer (TBD)
  • Duration

    4 weeks (2 meetings per week)
  • Where

    Online (Zoom)
  • Who

    Senior (12th grade)
  • Language

  • Structure

    individual meeting -> 6 online live meetings (3 weeks) -> individual meeting ( If you miss online live meetings, recordings will be provided)

This online program is conducted in a small, intensive group format (limited to 15 participants), which focuses on explaining the essence of college applications and sharing how-tos. The program includes five online meetings and two one-on-one sessions with Dr. Laird before and after the training. In addition to the key points of completing the application, we provide a comprehensive review of the common App personal statement and three supplemental essays. Additional support for other parts of the application can be assisted with additional expenses if needed.

Step1: Individual meeting 1

Get to know student, academic record and activity list analysis

Step2: 6 Online Live Meetings (3 weeks)

Content to cover in live meetings:

  • College application 101: How do colleges evaluate applications?
  • How to find a good match college: resource and how-tos
  • List building and application strategy 
  • How to fill out the common app: resource and mistake to avoid  
  • How to write an outstanding common app personal statement
  • How to search college for college-specific supplemental essays 
  • Other important elements (follow up after submission)

Step3: Individual meeting 2

Advice on the college list and application strategy, feedback on the first draft of personal statement

(If you miss a live online meeting, a recording will be provided) 

Expected outcomes: Balanced college list & application strategy, Common Application (Personal Statement, 3 Supplemental Essays)

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