College essays should be started in the BEGINNING of summer, and honed all summer long so they are well developed by the time fall rolls around. (The Common Application and UC Application both open August 1st—you can Google “UC essay prompts” and “Common Application prompts”) Great college essays take time and are done well when students have time to think.
You want to hear the secret to producing GREAT college applications? Start working on the writing process in June. Many admissions folks complain that although it is clear many applicants have worked diligently during high school, they often throw together shoddy applications that simply do not represent them well. Don’t be that kid!
Essays can be a bear, but call us if you want help! Our tried & true essay brainstorming & editing methods work. Our students are producing brilliant essays that fully represent who they are. And it’s no coincidence that their admission offers are plentiful & scholarship offers are enormous.
Call us at (818) 207-0263 to further discuss how we can help you prepare for your senior year.
More ideas to make senior year easier? Schedule summer test prep, plan college visits, finalize your college list. Be proactive. If needed, sign up for the SATs or ACTs now & prep for fall testing. Narrow down your college list & visit the campuses to learn as much as you can during the summer. Know your deadlines! Some scholarship deadlines fall earlier than application deadlines so do your homework in advance.
We get our students organized during the summer so they start senior year with applications well underway. Doesn’t it sound fantastic to have most of your college applications completed before senior year even starts? That’s how our students are reducing stress & succeeding! By getting organized all summer long, you can get those applications submitted by Thanksgiving and enjoy the rest of your senior year.