Seminars for Parents

Two hour seminars, each providing insight on some aspect of the college preparation or college admissions process:  the timeline, athletic requirements, essay writing, financial aid, and more. Each seminar includes take-home checklists and resources.

Cost: $25/family

Or – organize your own group of 6 or more for a personal seminar in your home. See the list at the bottom of the page for suggested topics.

Cost: $100 flat fee. Hosts/hostesses of private seminars will receive a $100 credit towards an individual student plan.

 

Common App Boot Camp

Four hour session at a local venue.

Students will bring their laptops and fill out the Common App, guided by local experts. (This session will NOT include the essays.) At the end of this one session, students will head for home with the main sections of the Common App complete. Snacks and drinks will be provided, along with expert insights and guidance. Enrollment capped at 20 students per session.

Cost: $100/student.

Essay Writing Workshops

Students bring their laptops to learn about the Common App essay prompts and supplemental essay requirements, brainstorm topics/approaches, and begin the writing process. Each student will progress differently, but substantial progress in the writing process will be made during the session. At the end of this one session, students will head for home with essays in progress. Degree of completion will vary among students. Snacks and drinks will be provided, along with expert insights and guidance. Enrollment capped at 10 students per session, to allow for individual attention to each student’s process.

Cost: $100/student.

Suggested Parent Seminar Topics

  • The Common App – What is it? How does it work? Who takes it? What about the schools that don’t take it?
  • Calendar craziness – What is due when? When is all of this supposed to happen? How can we manage this college process when we are already swamped with baseball/softball/volleyball/football/dance/cheer/track/speed training …plus actually eating and sleeping?
  • College Athletics – What is the NCAA Clearinghouse? When are we supposed to do that, and what does it even mean? What are the requirements for college athletics? What’s the best way to get an athletic scholarship?
  • Financial Aid –What’s up with all these colleges charging so much? How are we supposed to afford this? Which schools should we be looking at, based on our family’s financial situation, and how can we even tell?
  • Choosing a college – What is the most important thing we should be considering? How can we find the best college for our child? And then, what if he/she doesn’t get in?
  • Other topics will be offered as needed or suggested!