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Path to Selective Colleges Online Workshop

  • March 01, 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Online

One of my greatest frustrations as a college consultant is talking to seniors about their applications to selective colleges, and knowing that they could have improved their admissions chances -- and enjoyed high school more --  if we'd talked earlier in their high school career.

I've created a 5-session "Path to Selective College Online Workshop" to help your 9th or 10th grader avoid the mistakes I see so many students making. 

Path To Selective Colleges Online Workshop

This highly-interactive online workshop for 9th and 10th graders  (and their parents!) will be kept small to ensure that every student can engage in the discussion and exercises, and get all their questions answered.  

Please register ASAP to ensure your student gets a spot! Both students and parents are welcome to attend the sessions.

As we all know, often teens will listen much harder when they're getting advice from someone who isn't their parent.  :-)

In these workshop sessions, I'll help students understand how to build a strong high school record by pursuing their genuine interests at a stand-out level, rather than feeling pressured to do all the "usual" activities they think colleges want to see. 

Students will leave the workshop with a personalized action plan based on their academic and extracurricular interests!

 I also try to reduce the pressure on students, and help them strengthen their applications, by helping them understand the college application process, so that they know what's important -- and what isn't! -- from a college planning perspective. 

 We'll discuss what they need to know about curriculum, GPA and standardized testing requirements -- including a special presentation by national test prep expert Ben Paris.  

They'll also learn about finding, applying for, and winning  scholarships before they're a senior for talents including writing, the arts, videography and much more  -- they don't have to be a top student to win scholarship money throughout high school!

We'll also discuss the college search process -- and I'll introduce them to options beyond the Ivies that are great for strong students. 

Plus, students from colleges including Harvard, U. Chicago, Stanford and Berkeley will be guest speakers!  

Students will receive a 12+ page handout with extensive resources that will help them build their resume, find colleges that are right for them, and find scholarships.

InstructorSusan Goodkin, a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and a Rhodes Scholar, will lead these workshops.  For the past decade, Susan has been helping students get into their dream colleges. Last year alone, Susan had students admitted to every Ivy League school and Stanford -- including 3 students accepted to Harvard, 6 accepted to Stanford and 3 accepted to Yale, along with students admitted to many other selective colleges.


The five hour-long sessions will start at 4 pm PT, 5 pm MT, 6 pm CT and 7 pm ET on the following Sundays: March 1, March 15, April 5, April 26, May 17.

All sessions will be recorded, so if your student has to miss a session, he or she can listen to the recording -- and ask any questions about it at the next session.  (A recording of every session will also be sent to parents.)


Please register early -- the workshop will be kept small to allow for a lot of interaction, and it will fill up quickly.  If you register after the workshop has filled up, you'll be put on a waiting list in case a spot becomes available. 

Register Now To Save!  Early registration discount: register by February 18th, $399 undefined

Regular Registration Cost -- registration after February 18th, if spots remain: $449 undefined

IMPORTANT: If you want your log-in link and other registration information to be sent to an e-mail that's different from your

 paypal e-mail, please let me know.  You can e-mail me at 

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