Monday, August 2, 2010

Common Application Bootcamp

I thought I might begin by setting the mood.

While you listen you might want to stretch, do some leg kicks, maybe take a lap around Casady lake.

Because rising seniors, the time has come.

It's the 2nd annual Common Application Bootcamp.

414 colleges and universities await your application!!!

On August 1st the Common Application went live. To go ahead and register with the Common Application you can go directly to their web site by clicking here.

Or you can enter into the Common App. web site by going through your Naviance account.

Tomorrow and Thursday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm you have a chance to join Mrs. Cockrum and myself to "run the gauntlet" with us.

It's first come first serve.

There are about 18 computers to work on.

Once the computers fill up then we will ask you the senior to return the next session.

Don't fret, because if we have significant overflow, we will add a session this week, and we are working on adding 2 sessions during the week of August 16th-20th.

We want to ensure that every senior has a chance to participate.

As far as the objectives for our sessions:

We will go through each section of the Common Application so you understand what a "holistic application review" constitutes.

We will address any questions.

Input personal information.

Work on rough drafts for short and long essays.

Organize resume info that reveals your passions and interests.

As far as what to bring, you will need to know your social security #, your parent's email, your email, your parent's employer, your parent's educational pedigree.

That's the most pertinent.

In addition, if you have any essays or resumes, you will want to bring them too.

Put them on an E drive and we can insert them.

Don't worry if you don't have any of the major content pieces done (essays and resume).

You have ample time to get that done.

This is just a jump start workshop.

Last year we had over 50 seniors participate.

I hope we top that number this year.

So come all 82 of you!