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Planning for College

Cindy A

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This series ended on July 11, 2022. All 1:1 and group chats related to this series are disabled 7 days after the last session.

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About

Are you stressed about applying to college? Overwhelmed? Because of my own stress about college, I've done so much research about what colleges want, financial decisions, and the application process. I want to share this information with you so that you can spend less time researching and more time d͟o͟i͟n͟g͟. These sessions will be quick and easy ways to learn about applying to college so you can start planning or starting your own application with ease. So, don't worry! We will go through preparing for college applications, the application process, and the cost of college (with a little bit of applying to schools outside the US as well). This is for students from early middle school to incoming seniors thinking about college. Basically everyone is welcome (even you international students)!

Tutor Qualifications

I'm an incoming senior and I've done a lot of research on colleges and the application process for myself. I am currently going through the application process so this is my point of view! This is everything I have learned from my own research through Ivy League students, "normal" students, and admissions officers opinions.

✋ ATTENDANCE POLICY

Come to any session you want. Attendance is not strict at all! For example, if you're an incoming senior and you only want to learn about the application itself, just come to the All About Applications session.

Dates

June 21 - July 11

Learners

172 / 200

Total Sessions

8

About the Tutor

Hello! I'm a college freshman and I love most things science. I'm here to have fun and help out!✌️ I love listening and playing music, drawing, watching movies and anime, doing chemistry, and reading sci-fi books. I have probably heard way too many genres of music and am definitely a massive nerd. Feel free to DM me if you want to talk about anything: ranting, art advice, need someone to talk to, just finished a show and need to vent. I'm happy to be of service :)

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Upcoming Sessions

0

Past Sessions

8
21
Jun

Session 1

College Advice

Planning For The College Application! This is probably really interesting for you Ivy League school interested people. This session is for you middle schoolers to incoming juniors! We will learn about what extracurriculars to take and how to find them, deciding which classes to take and when to take them (AP, honors, and IB), and how to study for and when to take the different standardized tests (SAT, AP, ACT).
27
Jun

Session 2

College Advice

Q&A Session! Questions only, no slides. Just ask me any questions you have! I will also try to answer previous questions from the last session that I could not get to and questions from the feedback form. Feel free to show up at any time during the session
28
Jun

Session 3

College Advice

All About The Application Process! This is great for the incoming seniors and probably way too early for most everyone else (unless you are graduating early). We will learn about the format of Common App, what is on the application, test scores (and if you should use them), what to write about, choosing colleges to apply for, and what admissions officers look for. I will walk you through the Common App website and show you some websites which are good for finding colleges.
29
Jun

Session 4

College Advice

Q&A Session! Questions only, no slides. Just ask me any questions you have! I will also try to answer previous questions from the last session that I could not get to and questions from the feedback form. Feel free to show up at any time during the session
1
Jul

Session 5

College Advice

Paying for College! This is great for everyone currently in high school (maybe less so for freshmen). We will learn about what it costs to go to college, what is merit aid, how to apply to scholarships, how FAFSA works, and applying to schools outside of the US. I will show you some good websites to find scholarships on and websites which will calculate the cost of college based on salary, living costs, etc.
3
Jul

Session 6

College Advice

Q&A Session! Questions only, no slides. Just ask me any questions you have! I will also try to answer previous questions from the last session that I could not get to and questions from the feedback form. Feel free to show up at any time during the session
5
Jul

Session 7

College Advice

Paying for College x2! This is the same session but later for people who can't make Friday since Friday's are busy days. This is great for everyone currently in high school (maybe less so for freshmen). We will learn about what it costs to go to college, what is merit aid, how to apply to scholarships, how FAFSA works, and applying to schools outside of the US. I will show you some good websites to find scholarships on and websites which will calculate the cost of college based on salary, living costs, etc.
11
Jul

Session 8

College Advice

Creating a College List! This is great for juniors to seniors. It is one of the longest parts of the application process which requires a lot of research and often personal counseling guidance. College will take up a lot of your life so it is important to learn how to make informed decisions. We will walk through creating a general list (15-20+) of colleges with different websites (CollegeVine, BigFuture). From there, we will narrow the list down into 6-12 colleges based on different priorities (cost, education quality, location, etc). You will learn how to create a balanced list to get the most out of your application. It will be a very interactive and fun session! Really important for international students especially to avoid falling into the prestigious/expensive college trap.

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