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Spring break is typically a time that students and families take to the road for their college search.  The weather is relatively predictable (i.e. not snowing), college campuses are full of students, so the potential peer group is visible, and you might even have a set (or two) of test scores that help guide you toward possible, realistic options.  For the Class of 2021, just about all of this is out the window. While it is not snowing, campuses are empty and not receiving visitors, you may not have had a chance to meet with your school counselor to get a list started, and with all the test date cancellations, it is not unusual for you to still be waiting to take a standardized test.  This can feel immobilizing. Please do not feel helpless. There are a number of opportunities to use this gift of time in unanticipated ways.  It…

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Whether you’re working with your first child or your fifth, the college admissions process can be incredibly daunting. Don’t go it alone! College admissions expert Jona Jacobson is offering a special week-long workshop to address major aspects of the application process. Over five days, students will: Learn how to use everyday experiences to craft compelling essays and catch the eye of admissions counselors. Draft and revise a college essay for the common application. Obtain tools and strategies to draft additional college application essays, creating outlines or drafts for additional essays as time permits. Complete the remainder of the common application for review, including the activities section, and school-specific portions of the common application as time permits. This fifteen-hour workshop meets Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10 from 9:30am-12:30pm. This special college essay and application workshop is limited to just 12 students. The fee is $750 and advance registration is…

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The best time to work on that all-important college essay is during the summer before senior year. Start your summer right by working with Educational Consultant Jona Jacobson to write your perfect essay. Over two evenings, students will: Learn how to use everyday experiences to craft compelling essays and catch the eye of admissions counselors. Create a first-draft common application essay. Obtain the tools to write effective college admissions essays for the common application or other college applications. This six-hour workshop meets Monday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 18 from 6-9pm. This college application essay workshop is limited to 12 students. The fee is only $275 and advance registration is required. Call Jona at (585) 755-9157 to register.  

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