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CollegeStartOnline provides one-on-one university and college admissions
assistance including personal and supplemental essay writing, college search &
strategy, interview coaching, resume building, counseling, guidance with
independent research projects, and much, much, more. Plus,
CollegeStartOnline has extensive experience helping homeschooled students!
CollegeStartOnline students (and their parents) choose the desired level of
assistance--the Common Application Package plus Additional Services as necessary. CollegeStartOnline's two eBooks, How to Jumpstart the College Application
Process and Writing the Common Application with Consistency, Initiative, Passion
are provided to each student regardless of the level of assistance chosen--
Common Application Package
Well-crafted descriptions of your student's high school
accomplishments - short, succinct, and powerful.
A 650 word essay that conveys both your student's personality and
intellectual capabilities. This essay is strategic; bringing out the
story in your student that will wake up the admissions committee.
Additional Information Page
With the new Common Application 4, this page is even more important
than in past years. Add additional awards or explain why your student's
grades fell in one particular year.
How to Jumpstart the College Application Process
A step-by-step approach explaining how to write the Common
Application, prepare for an interview, and choose a college.
Writing the Common Application with Consistency, Initiative, Passion
A more focused look at the Common Application for 2013-14.
A professional document of your student's academic and
extracurricular activities - have your student take it to interviews and
college fairs. Bonus - use resume for getting after-school and summer
College Search & Strategy
A matching and strategy process to put your student into the college
of his/her choice! We create a checklist with a time table to keep your
student focused - and so s/he does the right thing at the right time.
This may be the most important part of the application process.
A further statement into what defines and distinguishes your student
from every other person applying to college and what matches your
student's goals to the strengths of the individual college. Very
Mock interviews and an in-depth analysis of your student's strengths
and opportunities for improvement. The first interview is with one coach
who helps crafts your student's answers; the second interview ( if
needed) is with a different coach who gives your student a very formal
interview, no stopping, just 25 minutes of straight questioning.
Independent Research Projects - Key to Success
If your student is applying to Ivies or on the bubble at any college,
your research project puts your student into the "let's take another
look at this student". Many colleges have now included a section in the
supplement to elaborate on independent research.
CollegeStartOnline Helps Homeschool
Students with the College Admissions Process!
with a number of homeschooled students over the last several years,
has found that there are some important additions to the Common
Application that must be made. Homeschooled students apply in the same
way that traditional high school students apply, but their applications
should sparkle above and beyond.
The admissions committees place greater emphasis on your SAT/ACT
scores to compare you to the traditional student and then very
closely analyze your written documents to determine your ability to
function and thrive in a college environment.
You will no longer be "at home" learning, but you must be "at home"
living in a dormitory and participating in class discussions. Admissions
committees will look for those traits in your application that have been
seen in past homeschooled students who have been successful at their
Based on experience,
CollegeStartOnline knows what those traits are.
"I wrote a Personal Essay prior
to working with Joan and
CollegeStartOnline. After Joan's analysis, I ripped it up and started
over. I totally got what she was saying. Joan suggested a different
topic to bring out different traits in my personality. We worked
together for about an hour, she checked in every 20 minutes to make sure
I was on the right path, and then it was like magic, a great essay was
"ED to Columbia! We can't thank
Joan enough for guiding my son through the Common Application and
Supplement Questions. She explained how to apply as a homeschooled
student in detail. The stress that we felt as parents diminished as soon
as she took over. We really had no idea what we doing. Thanks again,
Julia and Sam,
had a GRAND SLAM of ALL Ivy League colleges this year!
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can help your student sparkle!