29 Jul Rising Senior Kick-off Week
As students return to high school this year, classes may look a little different. With the shift to socially-distant or online learning, one thing remains clear: Now is the time for high school seniors to begin solidifying their college plans for 2021.
On August 1, the majority of colleges and universities across the country open their application window. Applications usually include essay prompts, supplemental questions, and more. This information is easily accessed through Common Application, a free portal that aggregates information from nearly 900 colleges and universities nationwide.
Did you hear that, mom and dad? That means your senior can start applying to college NOW!
Take a deep breath, because Class 101 has you covered. With nearly 50 locations around the country, Class 101 has developed a weeks’ worth of programming to help seniors and their parents maximize this important week and begin preparing for the important decisions ahead.
From August 1st to August 8th, Class 101 is offering both in-person and virtual workshops, seminars and classes. Offerings vary by location but include Common App workshops to help students navigate the platform and make the most of its features; essay workshops; FREE parent consultations on the planning process, FREE ACT/SAT prep tests for students, and more. Click here to find the location nearest you, and a schedule of local events.
Early application deadlines for some schools come as early as October, making the fall window a crucial time for students to get a jump start on college prep in the days and weeks before the academic year ramps up.
“Many students and their parents underestimate the time it takes simply to fill out college applications, let alone the time investment in prepping for entrance exams and drafting essays,” said Tom Pabin, President of Class 101. “Thoughtful preparation now, including utilizing Common App with the support of an expert college planner, can save many hours down the road, not to mention a lot of unnecessary stress.”
Start your college journey today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.