Instructed by Marla Platt

This seminar guides parents through the essential elements of the college process, namely “WHAT does my student need to do to apply to college and WHEN?” You will learn about month-by-month steps beginning with the college search all the way through application time. Topics covered include: smart list building; PSAT/SAT/ACT; Common and Coalition Applications; the importance of HS course selection; the role of the college essay; paying for college; interviewing; significance of extracurricular involvement; and an informed look at Early Action and Early Decision. Parents will be able to ask questions, learn how colleges evaluate applicants, and gain a professional’s perspective to help their students successfully apply to college well ahead of deadlines. Marla Platt is the founder of AchieveCoach College Consulting – providing expert guidance to students and families throughout the college search and application process, a Cornell University alumni interviewer, a volunteer coach at Babson College’s CLTP program, and a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.

WED   10/23   7:00-9:00PM   B330   $20/family