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September 2018

Understanding the College Application Process

September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library+ Google Map
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, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library+ Google Map

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

August 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library+ Google Map

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, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library+ Google Map

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, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cooper-Siegel Community Library+ Google Map

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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July 2020

ACT Test Date

July 18, 2020

Test Date:  September 12, 2020 Registration Deadline:  August 14, 2020 Late Registration:  August 15-28, 2020 Test Date: September 13, 2020 Registration Deadline:  TBD Late Registration:  TBD Test Date: September 19, 2020 Registration Deadline:  TBD Late Registration:  TBD Test Date:  October 10, 2020 Registration Deadline:  TBD Late Registration:  TBD Test Date:  October 17, 2020 Registration Deadline:  TBD Late Registration:   TBD Test Date: October 24, 2020 Registration Deadline:  September 18, 2020 Late Registration:  September 19-October 2, 2020 Test Date: October 25, 2020…

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August 2020

SAT Test Date

August 29, 2020

Test Date:  August 29, 2020 Registration Deadline: July 31, 2020 Late Registration: August 18, 2020 Test Date: September 26, 2020 Registration Deadline:  August 26, 2020 Late Registration:  September 15, 2020 Test Date:  October 3, 2020 Registration Deadline: September 4, 2020 Late Registration: September 22, 2020 Test Date:  November 7, 2020 Registration Deadline:  October 7, 2020 Late Registration:  October 27, 2020 Test Date:  December 5, 2020 Registration Deadline: November 5, 2020 Late Registration: November 24, 2020 Test Date: March 13, 2021…

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March 2021

The Truth about College Admissions and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Event – This is a Zoom webinar.

                                                  Covid-19 and the subsequent disruptions have affected all facets of life, including college admissions. Even under the best of circumstances, choosing a college is a difficult process. It is more challenging than ever for students and parents in these unprecedented times.   This webinar will address how Covid-19 has shifted the landscape with the latest information…

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May 2021

My CollegeQuest with Eva, Class of 2022

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - August 28 @ 9:00 pm
Online

Three Sessions to choose from: Session I:  May 24th - 28th, 6 pm -9 pm Session II:  June 28 - July 2, 1 pm- 4 pm Session III:  August 16-20, 1 pm -4 pm *Limited space available so register early My CollegeQuest with Eva is a week-long program where participants will receive expert personal guidance in completing their college applications. Students will develop an application strategy and timeline, begin brainstorming and developing their college essay, and construct a meaningful activities…

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July 2021

Protected: CollegeQuest Boot-Camp For Rising Seniors: Class of 2021

  The Class of 2021 will experience a college application season like no other. 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 other…

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