NEWSLETTER – Edition 22

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Hip! Hip! Hooray! Summer is here! And it’s the perfect time for rising seniors to get ready for the admissions process. Check out these Top 10 Summer Activities for Rising Seniors:

1 – Write a generic admission essay.

2 – Complete one college admission application.

3 – Collect reference letters.

4 – Visit (or plan to visit) college campuses.

5 – Develop a preliminary list of colleges.

6 – Participate in interesting activities.

7 – Keep a summer journal.

8 – Plan to take the SAT and ACT.

9 – Begin scholarship search.

10 – Read!

This ranked list is based on a nationwide survey of IECA member independent educational consultants.

Putting in a little effort this summer will dramatically improve the admissions process this fall. If you’re not sure where to start, give me a call. I will help your student focus on what matters for his/her situation. No two students are alike, and my approach to college admissions reflects that. I am definitely here to help! And that is just one of the reasons I am committed to sharing with you each week through my newsletter. Here you’ll find the latest news from colleges, the biggest resource you may have missed, and a glimpse at what I’m doing at SCOUT to help students find and fund their ideal college experiences. Thanks for joining me!


SUMMER RESOURCES

Summer Activity #10 – Read! Reading is one of the best ways to improve vocabulary, develop thoughts for college essays, and prepare for all sorts of interviews. If you’re not sure where to start, consider: 15 Books Every High School Student Should Read in 2021. Find the list HERE.

Summer Activity #6 – Participate in Interesting Activities. Summer is a fantastic time to explore ideas and broaden your perspectives. Looking for suggestions? Consider engaging in the world of TED Talks with 9 TED Talks Recommended by Students, For Students. Find the links HERE.


SCOUT-ING REPORT

SENIORS: Summer Activity #2 – Complete One College Admission Application. August 1st will be here before you know it. Let me help! As always, my goal is to help you find and fund the ideal college experience! My approach is individualized for your student and designed to keep all of you focused while reducing stress. Use the button below to connect with me and let’s get started today!     

JUNIORS: Summer Activity #8 – Plan to take the SAT and ACT. And the PSAT! Come October, you’ll be taking the PSAT – which is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This single test is the gateway to thousands of dollars in scholarships and some of the most prestigious honors programs in the nation. It’s an important part of the college admissions process that you do not want to miss. Let’s explore this option and talk about how to prepare for the test. Just click below to connect with me!     

FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES: Summer Activity #6 – Begin Scholarship Search. If you wait until your senior year to start looking at scholarships, you will quickly discover that you are too late. Starting early in your high school career allows you to identify scholarships, and then build academic, personal development, and extracurricular strategies that will help you qualify for the most competitive programs. My goal is to help you plan for a variety of aspects so that your student is positioned to make the most of high school opportunities and then poised to find and fund his/her ideal college experience. If you want to learn more about the Road Map Session, use the button below to set-up a no-cost / no-obligation call with me.

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Summer Activity #5 – Build a Preliminary List of Colleges. The best place to start is Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021. A to Z, East Coast to West Coast, small to large, private and public, and everything in between. You will feel like a kid in a candy store as you explore 390+ colleges and universities in the search for your ideal. Give me a call if you want some help! 

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