Who doesn't love a delicious COFFEE and PASTRIES? And who doesn't love learning SECRETS to the college admissions game? Join us for two great tastes that taste great together at Berkins Blend Café in Glastonbury on Sunday, August 21, 10AM-12PM. Enjoy delicious coffee, tea, and pastried while Dr. Yo gives his popular, continually updated talk on "College Admissions Secrets for Parents and Teens." (http://collegeprepexpress.com/secrets-for-parents-and-teens/). Plus you'll receive a folder with handouts and a link to Dr. Yo's "Guide to Accepted Applications," a chapter from his forthcoming ebook.
If you’re in 8th-12th grade, or you’re the parent of a high-school student, do you know ALL you need to know about college testing, applications, and admissions? Join CollegePrepExpress owner Michael J. Youmans, Ph.D. (aka Dr. Yo) for a valuable info-packed overview of the entire process. You’ll find out about organizing academics and extracurricular activities (including sports) throughout high school; planning your college admissions calendar; understanding the most important admissions criteria; knowing whether to take the SAT, ACT, or both, and when; reducing test anxiety; planning and making the most of college visits; getting recommendations; packaging outstanding applications and recommendations; and more, in just 90 minutes… Fasten your seat belts!
Dr. Yo has presented this popular overview, which touches on tips and advice for parents and students in grades 8 through 12, to various groups in the Greater Hartford area. Even seasoned parents of college-bound kids will learn something new about planning programs of study and extracurricular activities, the admissions process, the latest changes to the CommonApp, test-taking strategies, and how to WIN the college admissions game.
9th and 10th Grade Positioning
- Programs of Study (top 3 admissions criteria)
- Extracurriculars, Community Service, and Sports
- Standardized testing
- General skills
- Subject-specific SAT Subject Tests and AP Exams
- Test Anxiety Reduction
Junior Year Positioning
- Standardized Testing Calendar
- SATs vs ACTs and the changes coming to BOTH tests
- SAT Subject Tests & APs
- Making nice with guidance counselor
- College Lists: Reaches, Targets, and Safeties
- College Visits: Info Sessions, Tours, & Interviews
Senior Year Positioning
- Letters of Recommendation
- The CommonApp
- Essay, Activities list, and Supplements
LOTS MORE (seriously)