New Workshop! 

Crush College Application Deadlines
Before Senior Year Even Begins

Your teen will get those applications done
with professional guidance and review


(And without you nudging them daily – or at all!)

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Your child’s senior year is just around the corner. Along with that comes the momentous task of college applications.

All the hard work that your teen has been doing these past few years will now be scrutinized and measured up against other college hopefuls.

And your mind is probably filled with lots of questions like:

❓How do kids apply to colleges these days?

❓Can they use one application for multiple schools?

❓How can I keep track of all the application deadlines?

Many colleges now accept applications only through an online portal via the “Common Application” or Common App. There are multiple sections, and completing them accurately can be challenging for many students.

And with record numbers of applications in the last few years, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your child’s college application stands out in a way that makes a college admissions officer think, “This applicant is perfect for us.”

While you wish your child would say, “I’m so excited to start working on my college applications so I can get into the college of my dreams!” you know that the reality will be procrastination on their part and lots of nagging on yours.

Not to mention the stress and worry for both of you on completing and submitting the Common App correctly.

Let us help you eliminate:

❌ The last-minute procrastinating that all teens do to avoid a difficult task,

❌ You nagging your son or daughter to get off the phone and do their college applications,

❌ The struggle of navigating the online application platform,

❌ The stress over your child not completing the application properly and on time.

Introducing

“Conquer the Common App Workshops”

A two-day intensive for high school seniors to complete their college applications and sweep away the overwhelm.

 

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These virtual workshops are just what students need to get ahead of college application deadlines so they can confidently overcome this hurdle.

Students will feel better prepared for the beginning of their senior year, and parents can feel released from the weight of impending deadlines.

In these two-day online workshops, students will meet with a college counselor for two hours each day to get advice on how to best present themselves to colleges, complete the Common App, and get professional proofreading of their application.

By the end of the workshop, assuming active participation, your teen will get the Common App filled out and ready to send to the colleges of their choice.

Say goodbye to procrastination and overwhelm. Students will learn how to create an outstanding application that allows their unique strengths and talents to shine through.

Click here to register your child for the workshop.

Note: essay writing can be added as a separate package. All workshop participants will also get 15% off our complete essay writing package – a savings of $300. Click here to see our essay writing packages.

Package includes:

✅ Two days of guidance and support in navigating each step of the online application so that your teen will always know what steps are involved.

✅ Our experienced team of counselors will be online and available for questions while students fill out the application.

✅ Individual Q&A during the workshop via breakout rooms so your teen can feel comfortable asking any question in private.

✅ One hour of one-on-one support with a counselor to review the student’s application professionally and advise on any changes. To be scheduled within the month following the workshop.

We’ll empower your child with the knowledge and confidence they need to successfully navigate and complete the Common App.

DAY ONE:

Demystifying the Common App so that your teen can feel confident using the online platform, including:

✅ How to properly set up a Common App account

✅ How to add colleges from their college list

✅ How to write strong descriptions in the activities/extracurricular section to highlight their unique strengths and talents

✅ How to keep track of deadlines and important dates

✅ What info will they need from parents to complete the application

DAY TWO:

A deep dive into the different sections so that your teen can accurately complete them. We will:

✅ Explain the process of choosing majors and how that impacts admission at certain schools

✅ Highlight the college-specific questions 

✅ Explain the types of supplemental essays they might encounter

✅ Advise and explain rules on letters of recommendation

✅ Define FERPA and why students need to waive their rights

✅ Ensure that the sections which link to Naviance are completed

✅ Clarify the “additional information” section and what is appropriate to include there 

✅ Guide students on how to submit, pay application fees, and save confirmation emails

✅ Briefly discuss essay writing and the do’s & don’ts

✅ Supply students with a post-application checklist with detailed next steps (i.e., how to ask for recommendations, how to submit the college essay)

BONUSES:

🌟 Senior year college application checklist to keep your teen on top of all their tasks.

🌟 Guide sheet on letters of recommendation (LORs) so students know how to ask, who to ask, and when. Ideally, LORs should be requested from teachers before the end of junior year.

DATES AND TIMES:

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Choose from multiple workshop sessions to find the one that best fits your child’s schedule. 

Hurry! Space is limited to 6 students per session.

  • Session 1:

Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm each day

  • Session 2:

Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19, 2023
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm each day

  • Session 3:

Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3, 2023
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm each day

  • Session 4

Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Session 5

Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16, 2023
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm each day

  • Session 6

Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7, 2023
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm each day

“Kim was a huge help to our 3 children and honing in on interest and colleges, which put my children at ease. The application process is daunting, and she knows how to navigate and break it down into manageable parts so my kids did not feel overwhelmed.”
-Parent, Class of 2020 & 2022

YOUR INVESTMENT:

 $699

Payment in full is required to reserve a spot.

This price includes:

✅  Four hours of total workshop time (over two days).

✅  Individual Q&A during the workshop via breakout rooms.

✅  One hour of one-on-one support with a counselor, post-workshop.

🌟 All workshop participants will also get 15% off our complete essay writing package – a savings of $300.

Imagine the relief of getting this hurdle out of the way at the very start of the school year so that your teen can focus on classes, and activities and truly enjoy their final year of high school. 

Spaces are limited! Take advantage of this incredible opportunity today.

kim stodghill - college admissions counselor

Hi! I’m Kim Stodghill.

My team and I at Stodghill College Consulting are here to guide your child through completing the common app so that they can confidently apply to the college of their dreams. 

You and your teen will get the following:

✅ Experienced college counselors with over two decades working in education and college admissions. We know the application process back to front, and can help ensure it is straightforward and successful for your student.

✅ Counselors who celebrate the student and whose primary goal is to help each student find the ideal match for the next phase of their education– academically, socially, spiritually, and financially.

✅ Support in various ways to eliminate the stress that can build up as application deadlines approach.

FAQs:

Q: Are there any prerequisites for participating in this workshop?

A: Students should have a college list, but it does not have to be finalized. (We will not be assessing their list or offering additional suggestions. Just working on the application.)

Q: If my teen can’t attend the date we registered for, can we get our money back?

A: Workshop fees are nonrefundable. We will try to accommodate you as best as we can by offering an alternative date and time if space is available.

Q: Can we split days between two workshop dates?

Unfortunately, this is not possible. The process is designed to work over the course of the two consecutive days. This ensures that the groups remain small enough for the appropriate amount of personal attention.

Q: How many students are in each workshop?

We keep the numbers intentionally low (6 maximum). We want to make sure that students have sufficient time to ask questions and get personalized feedback.

Let’s Get Your Teen’s Common App
Completed and Checked-Off the To-Do List

 Hurry! Spaces are limited to 6 students per workshop – click below to register now.