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April 2018

ACT Test Date

April 14, 2018

April 14, 2018 Registration Deadline March 9, 2018 ACT Question of the Day

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May 2018

SAT Test Date

May 5, 2018

May 5, 2018 SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests Registration Deadline April 6, 2018 SAT Question of the Day

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College Admissions Workshop

May 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Advantage Testing of Pittsburgh, 6425 Living Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Gain insider expertise on how to succeed in the college admissions process from Eva Gelman of College Quest and Alex Freedman and Gus Mattammal of Advantage Testing. We will discuss the steps for a successful college application, common questions about the process, and the standardized testing required/recommended for admission. Advantage Testing of Pittsburgh develops individually tailored programs that are designed to complement a student’s schoolwork and achieve a consistent strategy for success. We offer both test preparation and academic tutoring, including…

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July 2018

College Admissions Boot Camp

July 2, 2018 - July 5, 2018
Chautauqua Institute

This interactive week-long series will guide high school students and parents through the complexities of the college admissions process.

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September 2018

Understanding the College Application Process

September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States
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Free

This seminar will help families uncover the mystery of the college admission process and separate fact from fiction. We'll discuss how grades, test scores, activities, and other factors play a role in how colleges make admission decisions. Participants will understand how to be the best applicant possible and discover scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Learn what your HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR should be doing now to prepare. Walk-ins welcome! Cooper-Siegel Community Library 403 Fox Chapel Road Pittsburgh, PA 15238 RSVP: (412) 828-9520 ext.…

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August 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Cracking the Common Application

August 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States
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Learn how admissions officers evaluate your Common Application.  Students will be guided, step-by-step, through each and every section and learn exactly what information to include and exclude to ensure the strongest possible application. We will discuss the answers to questions such as: Does “optional” mean you need to complete it? What test scores do I need to self-report? Can you send different essays to different schools? Can you change career interests once the application has been submitted? Is it ok…

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College Application Boot-Camp For Rising Seniors: Class of 2020

August 12 @ 12:30 pm - August 16 @ 2:30 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States
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Monday, Aug 12, 2019 through Friday, Aug 16, 2019 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT Our college application summer boot-camp is designed to help students get a strong start on their college applications under the guidance of an expert admissions counselor. During this intensive Application Boot Camp, students will: Gain an understanding of the college admissions process and learn how applications are evaluated. Develop an application strategy and appropriate timeline; organize college applications, teacher recommendations, and essays, and all the…

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Inside College Admissions: How to Write Great College Essays

August 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States
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Many great high school students write average or “ok” college essays.   This workshop will show students what college admission officers are looking for in great college essays, common pitfalls to avoid, and learn how to write thoughtful, well-constructed college essays that can highlight their unique personality and offer suggestions for finding and sharing best stories. Seminar will include comparing the different types of essay prompts, reviewing several essays and discussing what makes them exceptional, brainstorming, drafting and revising.  Personal feedback…

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September 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Cracking the Common Application

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States
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Learn how admissions officers evaluate your Common Application.  Students will be guided, step-by-step, through each and every section and learn exactly what information to include and exclude to ensure the strongest possible application. We will discuss the answers to questions such as: Does “optional” mean you need to complete it? What test scores do I need to self-report? Can you send different essays to different schools? Can you change career interests once the application has been submitted? Is it ok…

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Inside College Admissions: How to Write Great College Essays

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States
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Many great high school students write average or “ok” college essays.   This workshop will show students what college admission officers are looking for in great college essays, common pitfalls to avoid, and learn how to write thoughtful, well-constructed college essays that can highlight their unique personality and offer suggestions for finding and sharing best stories. Seminar will include comparing the different types of essay prompts, reviewing several essays and discussing what makes them exceptional, brainstorming, drafting and revising.  Personal feedback…

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