As students return to high school this year, classes may look a little different. With the shift to socially-distant or online learning, one thing remains clear: Now is the time for high school seniors to begin solidifying their college plans for 2021.
On August 1, the majority of colleges and universities across the country open their application window. Applications usually include essay prompts, supplemental questions, and more. This information is easily accessed through Common Application, a free portal that aggregates information from nearly 900 colleges and universities nationwide.
Did you hear that, mom and dad? That means your high school senior can start applying to college NOW!
Take a deep breath, because Class 101 Cincinnati has you covered. We’ve developed weeks’ worth of programming to help seniors and their parents maximize this important week and begin preparing for the important decisions ahead. Starting August 1st, Class 101 Cincinnati is offering the following in-person and virtual workshops:
FREE ACT Test Assessment:
Students will get to take a full-length ACT practice test to discover strengths and weaknesses.
- August 6th and 7th, 12-4pm (In-person limited spots)
Common App Workshops:
Rising high school seniors are invited to join a virtual workshop to learn the tips and tricks of this 1-app-for-900-schools.
- August 10th, 5-6pm (In-person and Virtual)
Parent Webinar: College Planning Consultation
Between meeting application deadlines, visiting schools and securing scholarships, planning for college is a complex, multi-year process. We’re here to help your student find—and afford—the right schools.
- August 14th, 5-6 pm, or call to schedule anytime
Parent Webinar: Applying to College During COVID-19
Parents have questions and we have answers. Learn about updates on standardized testing and how to navigate the college application and admission process in the time of COVID-19.
- Date: Aug 26th, 6-7 pm
Early application deadlines for some schools come as early as October, making the fall window a crucial time for students to get a jump start on college prep in the days and weeks before the academic year ramps up.
“Many students and their parents underestimate the time it takes simply to fill out college applications, let alone the time investment in prepping for entrance exams and drafting essays,” said Athaviya Maricar, Class 101 owner. “Thoughtful preparation now, including utilizing Common App with the support of an expert college planner, can save many hours down the road, not to mention a lot of unnecessary stress.”