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Partners for Achievement Headquarters

1 Mid America Plaza

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Is your student on track to get into a highly selective university? Parents and students are invited to attend the 10 Tips to Get Into a Highly Selective University workshop at our Partners For Achievement Headquarters.


This limited-time event is specifically for high-achieving students striving for a highly competitive academic institution. Learn how to maximize your academic talents during the college admissions process.


We discuss topics such as:

“Stand-Out” Factor

Even if you’ve determined you might be a good fit for some highly selective schools, there’s more to consider than your GPA and test scores. Elite colleges look beyond pure academic achievement, paying close attention to intellectual interest or curiosity, also called the “stand-out” factor.


Demonstrated Interest

In many ways, the college admissions process is similar to a game—you need to understand all the rules of the game to maximize your chances for success. “Demonstrated interest,” or taking extra measures to show that you want to attend a particular school, is among the key aspects.


Legacy

When it comes to college admissions, “legacy preference” means the applicant potentially receives some sort of preferential treatment if a parent (or sometimes a grandparent, sibling, aunt, or uncle) graduated from that school. Research has shown “legacy status” can greatly increase admission chances at certain schools.



This workshop will be led by Partners For Achievement/HelloCollege Founder and Northwestern University graduate, Kevin Krebs, who has helped more than 10,000 families across the Chicagoland area with college planning in the 3 Steps to College Planning and Career workshop.


What Families Are Saying About PFA’s Workshops:

“Excellent! Informative and realistic. Helped explain aspects of the college process that I was unaware of.”

“Mr. Krebs did a great job! He was very personable. His knowledge of the entire process is impressive!”

“Very informative. I especially like the information about GPA correlation and scholarships/financial aid.”

“I really enjoyed all of the information about your S.A.F.E. schools, and I now am considering making a list of mine. I also enjoyed all of the merit and scholarship information.”

“I like how you explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. The S.A.F.E. acronym that you used to choose colleges was also very helpful. I now know what to research and what questions I should ask the college reps at the college fairs.”

“It was a very eye-opening experience!”

“The workshop really helped me to further understand college acceptance procedures and what I need to keep in mind when applying.”


More About Partners For Achievement

Founded in 2012 by Northwestern University graduate Kevin Krebs, PFA’s mission is to help families successfully navigate this often confusing and intimidating process. Based in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, we currently assist more than 500 students with their college & career planning. We provide parents and students with expert college admissions, application and financial aid guidance through our free education workshops, family consultations and college planning services. Over 10,000 families have attended our 3 Steps to College Planning and Career Success workshops.



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