Are You Ready to Apply to College?

We know that preparing to apply for college takes a lot of work. From studying for and taking the SAT to researching and visiting which schools you want to apply to, to filling out applications, writing essays, and crafting your resume, the process can be overwhelming.  Summerfuel’s College Admissions Edge programs are here to help you every step of the way. In addition to SAT prep with The Princeton Review, take a closer look at some of the important things you will learn at Tufts, Berkeley, or Columbia:

Essay Writing

Every CAE Essay Writing course is designed to help students reflect on their lives and realize that within their experiences they have plenty of material to craft an excellent admissions essay or personal statement. The writing curriculum is intended to help each student become a stronger, more confident writer. During sixteen hours of instruction and further time dedicated to out of class follow up, students will formulate a thesis, and learn to craft it into a concise and engaging personal statement. CAE faculty listen to students brainstorm and inspire them to take their story and sculpt it into a compelling narrative.

One-on-One College Counseling

Prior to the program, parents will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding their child’s interests and strengths, and their own desires for their son or daughter.  Once on site, college counselors will schedule one-on-one counseling sessions with each student in order to map out a clear and realistic plan to approach the college admissions process.  College counselors will consider family input, student input, student academic performance, student extracurricular strengths and evidence of standardized test scores to appropriately advise each student.

Admissions Workshop

Together with college admissions experts, Summerfuel has crafted a unique admissions workshop curriculum designed to provide students with information about every aspect of the admissions process.  Students will participate in eight collaborative, interactive admissions workshops led by the college counseling team, with topics such as “Assembling Your Application,” “How To Visit a College,” and “Defining Goals & Dreams”.  The workshop setting provides a positive group environment where questions are welcomed and encouraged as students begin their independent work.

Preparing to apply to college can be a stressful time, but a summer program like College Admissions Edge can help you get organized, focused, and ready to tackle it all.