One of the many ways college admissions has changed since most parents went to college is the focus on—and related pressure around—summer plans. Many students attend special programs (often with high price tags), take extra classes, volunteer, etc., often driven in part or in full by how those summer activities will strengthen their college applications. Are these efforts effective? Are they even necessary? Is there room for rest and relaxation, or has the term “summer vacation” become a relic of the parents’ past when a student could apply to 2-3 colleges with a reasonable expectation of getting in?
If you’ve got similar questions, I hope you’ll join us for an upcoming free webinar:
Here Comes the Sun: Planning Your Ideal Summer Schedule
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. PDT
Our presenters are Collegewise counselors Jazzmin Estebane and Kailey Hockridge. Jazzmin was a summer recruitment coordinator at Yale and later an assistant dean of admissions at Pomona College. And since earning a master’s at Columbia University, Kailey has spent the last five years counseling high school students through the college admissions process. I think you’ll leave the webinar not just better informed about your summer’s role in your journey to college, but also more comfortable making summer plans that you’re actually excited about.
All the details and the registration information are here. I hope you’ll join us.