In this course, you will learn how to compartmentalize and organize your applications so that you can portray the most accurate representation of you, as a student, to the admissions offices.
In lesson one, we will dive into the realm of standardized testing and the range of requirements you may need to meet based on your college’s competitiveness. Students should understand how to decide between ACT and SAT testing and be familiarized with some shared resources that will help them prepare for these tests.
In lesson two, you will be provided with a further analysis of how to maximize your standardized test score. This will touch on preparatory and organizational skills and give students examples of good test-taking habits to acquire. Following this lesson, students should be able to identify areas of improvement in regards to their test-taking habits and compartmentalize and analyze standardized tests for their benefit.
In lesson three, you will learn about the different types of admissions processes for students. Students will be able to identify the differences between “early action” and “early decision” and learn how to create meaningful and productive relationships with college admissions officers. Overall, our goal is to educate students on the importance of understanding how the admissions processes work at different schools and ensure that students build a positive reputation with their schools of interest.
In lesson four, you will be learning about how to complete the application process for colleges and, more importantly, how to make yourself stand out among your peers. In this lesson, we will be going over critical tips and information that must be included in your application and give students a guide on how to remain organized and fulfill all application requirements and deadlines.
Students will be able to distinguish and decide between the ACT and SAT
Students will familiarize themselves with online preparation resources
Students will learn standard test-taking tips
Students will be able to distinguish between Early Decision and Early Action
Students will know what factors to include to make their applications stand out
Students will learn how to utilize organizational skills and be aware of all dates and deadlines regarding the application process
Course developed by Angel Prasad & Nicole Crawford
Franek, Robert, et al. The Best Value Colleges: 75 Schools That Give You the Most for Your Money. Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.
Jacobs, Lynn F., et al. The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!). John Wiley & Sons, 2015.
Jager-Hyman, Joie. B Grades, A College Application: How to Present Your Strongest Self, Write a Stand-out Admissions Essay, and Get into the Perfect School for You. Ten Speed Press, 2013.
Franek, Robert, et al. The Princeton Review: the Best Value Colleges. Princeton Review, 2014.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 4
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 9
- Assessments Yes
Course 2: Making The Most Out Of Your Application Process
- Early Admissions: Early Decision & Early Action (2.3) Introduction Quiz
- 2.3 Early Admissions: Early Action & Early Decision
- Early Admissions: Early Decision & Early Action (2.3) Final Quiz
- The Application Process (2.4) Introduction Quiz
- 2.4 The Application Process
- The Application Process (2.4) Final Quiz