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College Essay
& Info Night 

Prepare for a successful and stress-free college application no matter if you are a parent, a junior or a senior. 

College admissions secrets at your fingertips 

In this live series of presentations with award-winning college admissions counselors, you'll learn all of the tools you need to write a successful application and prepare for college. We'll share some of our favorite tips, provide examples, and share exclusive resources that have helped hundreds of students get into colleges they love. 


These sessions are free, interactive, and have open Q&As for every presentation, so come prepared to engage, ask questions, and learn. 

Something for everyone

Hover over each tile to see which sessions we recommend would be the most helpful to attend.

Student Portrait


Learn how you can make your college application 75% better before it's too late. 

We recommend:
How Colleges Make Decisions
Session 1: Optimizing Optional Essays 
Session 3: Picking apart the UC PIQs
Session 4: Make Your Supplemental Essay Shin

Presentations for 

Middle Aged Woman


Breath easy knowing that you have the right information on how to help your kid expand their future. 

How Colleges Make Decisions
Session 1: Open Q&A for Spanish-speakers/

                 College Prestige and Student Success
Session 2: College Admissions Trends

Session 3: College Visits Planning

Presentations for 

School Uniform


While college may seem like a million years away, if you want to get into a good college, you need to start planning now.

How Colleges Make Decisions
Session 1: Good Fit and College Ranking
Session 2: Showcasing your Extracurriculars

Session 3: College Visits Planning

Presentations for 

How our event works


Schedule Overview

6:00 - 6:50 PM - Keynote Speaker - How Colleges Make Decisions

Session 1:
7:00 - 7:35 PM - Open Q&A for Spanish-speaking families 
                           College Ranking and Good-fit 
                           Optimize Your Optional Essays 
Session 2: 
7:40 - 8:15 PM - Showcase Your Extracurriculars 
                           College Admissions Trends
Session 3: 
8:20 - 9:00 PM - College Visit Planning
                           Picking apart your UC PIQs 
Session 4:
9:00 - 9:40 PM - Make Your Supplemental Essay Shine 


University Building

How Colleges Make Decisions 
with a College Admissions Officer

Join us as Christopher from Georgetown University pulls back the covers on the admissions process by revealing exactly who makes the decisions on which students get in, what they actually see from your application, and how institutional priorities influence who makes the cut on getting in. 

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Open Q&A (in Spanish)
with Josefine Borrmann

Pregúntale a Josefine Borrmann todo lo que quieras sobre la universidad


College Rank & Good-fit
with Rachel Heilbronner 

Join us for a discussion on Malcolm Gladwell's research on college rank and student success that will change your perspective about colleges. We'll also talk about what makes a good-fit college.