SAT and ACT Covid-19 Updates

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Hi Everyone,

I hope that you are healthy and managing during this unprecedented crisis.  As we move forward towards summer and the beginning of the application season, there are still many unknowns about standardized testing.  Many colleges are offering a test-optional pathway for the high school class of 2021.  However, many students are still intending to take the tests.  Here is the latest information regarding test cancellations due to Covid-19 from the CollegeBoard and ACT websites.  Schedule an appointment with Christine ...

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Common App Essay Prompts Remain Unchanged for 2020-2021

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https://www.commonapp.org/apply/essay-prompts

Common App has announced that the 2020-2021 essay prompts will remain the same as the 2019–2020 essay prompts.

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, please share your story.

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, ...

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UC Essay Prompts Remain Unchanged on the 2019 Application

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Good News!  There will be no changes to the UC application personal insight questions this year.  So, while you cannot submit the application until November 1st or work on the application until it opens on August 1st, you can certainly start working on the essay prompts.  Need guidance?  Let’s strategize so you can stand out from the crowd! 

Freshman applicants: Personal insight questions

Answer any 4 of the following 8 questions:

  1. Describe an example ...
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Common Application Prompts Remain Unchanged for the 2019-2020 Season

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2019-2020 Common App Essay Prompts

The Common Application has announced that the 2019-2020 essay prompts will remain the same as the 2018-2019 essay prompts. Based on extensive counselor feedback, the existing essay prompts provide great flexibility for applicants to tell their unique stories in their own voice. Retaining the essay prompts provides the added benefit of consistency for students, counselors, ...

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The Coalition Application Essay Prompts to Remain the Same for 2018-19

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Good news!  Like the Common Application, the Coalition Application Essay Prompts will remain the same for the 2018-19 cycle.  Here they are:

http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/essays.html

Coalition Essays

You can start working on these essays at any time and save drafts in your Locker! While there is no perfect length for an essay, we recommend that you stay with 500 to 550 words. For more information on specific application requirements, please consult the website for each institution to which you are applying, as requirements often ...

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College Application Launch Dates – Get the help you need!

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3-2-1, LAUNCH!  It’s time to start working on fall 2015 college applications!  Get the help you need and attend an “Application Launch” session this month!

My Best College Plan Counseling “Application Launch” Meeting Dates:

1. Saturday, August 9th, 10:30am – 11:30am, Petaluma

2. Monday, August 11th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Petaluma

3. Wednesday, August 13th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Petaluma

4. Sunday, August 17th, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Petaluma

5. Sunday, August 24th, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Petaluma
Rsvp required, please. ...

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Let the Applications Begin!

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August is upon us and so is college application season for fall 2015. The Common Application, as well as the University of California application portal, are open for business. Let the applications begin!

https://www.commonapp.org/Login
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/dates-deadlines/index.html

My Best College Plan Counseling can help you manage the perils of filling out multiple applications and meeting your deadlines.  Please don’t wait until the last minute… call today to schedule an appointment!  To help you get started, here are some tips on how best to complete ...

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Summer Planning Sessions – You Can’t Afford to Wait!

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This summer, I am offering a variety of planning meetings, including sports recruiting info sessions, college planning sessions, and application help sessions. With the application window opening up earlier this year, rising seniors will have more time to apply and fine tune their application during August. I am here to help!

Getting recruited by your top choice school takes a lot of research, planning, and analysis. It also requires some marketing on your part. The sessions will cover soccer/sports camp options, ...

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