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College Admissions Workshops

Complete College Applications

With A Pro

Welcome! Give your student the assistance they deserve while applying to college this year.  The Admissions Wayfinder offers summer workshops and fall courses to guide your student through the college application process in small group settings.  Don't wait to register as space is limited.

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Registration for 2024 will open in January

   The College Essay Workshop

The "Personal Statement"  Essay can make or break your college application.   As schools lean towards test-optional policies this essay is becoming more important than SAT/ACT scores for some students.  


Stand out from the rest of the crowd by working with a professional to create your own masterpiece.   In this small group workshop ( 5 students max) we will use the Design Thinking model to help students create their own essay that showcases strengths, resilience, growth, and leadership.    


This workshop begins with brainstorming sessions, values exercises,  personal assessments, and inspiring games.  Students will write multiple drafts of the "Personal Statement"required by most colleges.  During this workshop students will receive individual assistance and  revision input.  Depending on writing styles, students will have an essay ready to include in the Common Application by the end of this workshop. 

All sessions taught by Anna Zirkel and include 10 hours of instruction time. 

The Common Application Workshop 

In this workshop students will complete the Common Application from beginning to end.  All sessions taught by Anna Zirkel and include 8 hours of instruction time.  Students will: 


-Create a college list (reach, possible, likely)

-Research majors, minors, and special programs

-Complete profile, family, activities, education, testing, courses, and grades sections of the application

-Complete FERPA and recommenders section

-Create a brag sheet with personal information which will be sent to recommenders

-Reach out to request recommendations  (email template available if needed)

-Discuss FAFSA and Scholarships

-Create a personalized  timeline with dates and deadlines for submitting applications 


(Please note that essay writing is NOT  part of this workshop-  Please see "Essay Writing Workshops"). 

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