Eastbourne College England

Make Your College Dreams a Reality.

Customized services designed to make the college planning process stress free.

As you begin the college planning process, it is reassuring to know that you are working one-on-one with experienced advisers who will help you stay on track every step of the way. Our supportive and talented team is committed to encouraging each student they work with to identify their unique goals and interests, build a list of colleges that match their specific criteria, manage a complex and stressful process, and make confident decisions about their higher education track. Additionally, we brainstorm college essay topics and review the entire application to be sure that you are presenting yourself in the most positive way.

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Head Start

Our most comprehensive plan is ideal for freshmen and sophomores and includes all aspects of the Starting Line package, plus curriculum planning, resume building, standardized test prep guidance, interview prep, scholarship advice, and application review.

Starting Line

This plan includes college list development, essay assistance, career/major assessment, and resume assistance and is ideal for students entering or currently in their junior year.

Final Sprint

College list development, Common Application support, and college essay writing assistance. We recommend this plan for students in the end of their junior year/beginning of senior year.

Finish Line

For students and families who are handling college planning mostly on their own and want some expert advice on any two key components of the process.

PRIORITIZE YOUR ACADEMICS
Try to take rigorous courses that will showcase your ability level. Dedicate yourself to doing your best to establish a strong high school transcript.

GET TO KNOW YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

 Your counselor will be an important part of your high school career, particularly in helping you make plans for the next 4 years and beyond.

START BUILDING YOUR RESUME/ACTIVITIES LIST
Make the time to engage in meaningful activities that exhibit your talents & allow you to explore your interests. 

ATHLETIC SPORTS RECRUITMENT 

Become familiar with NCAA requirements if you may want to play sports in college.

GET INVOLVED

Continue to explore and participate in extracurricular activities inside and/or outside of school, build your resume & keep track of your hours of involvement and memorable experiences.

HAVE THE "COLLEGE" TALK WITH YOUR PARENTS

Discuss where you want to go? What major? Start visiting colleges to get a sense of what your looking for in a school.

PLANNING AHEAD

Start thinking about career options and necessary education for these goals.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT

Consider taking a summer course or participating in a summer program in an area of interest.

REGISTER FOR PSAT
Take the PSAT in the fall. Students could be eligible for a National Merit Scholarship depending on test scores.

REGISTER FOR SAT/ACT

Focus on prepping for and taking your tests. It is recommended to take the either test 2-3 times during 11th & 12 grade to reach your target score. Students typically will take their first national test in late winter/early spring.

CRAFT YOUR COLLEGE LIST 

Compile a list of your top choice schools that consists of safety, target, and reach schools. For each school, include application deadlines, test score/GPA requirements & other important details. Make a plan to visit colleges and attend Q&A sessions & take a campus tour.

AP EXAMS

For students taking the AP exam(s) in May, begin studying a few months in advance so you can do the best you can come test day.

CONSIDER RETAKING THE SAT/ACT

You can take another shot at either test to raise your score. Make sure to have all scores sent directly to colleges to which you are applying!

BE PERSISTENT!

Contact admissions representatives from each of your top choice colleges and arrange interviews, if possible.

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS

Submit completed applications and send in all additional documents including test scores, transcripts, & letters of recommendation. Be aware of all rolling, early decision, early action or regular admission deadlines.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Reach out to teachers, coaches, and employers who would be happy to write you a glowing review. 

DRAFT YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY(S)

Focus on drafting your application essays to showcase your unique strengths, interests & passions. It is recommended to begin your essays during the summer before senior year.

APPLY FOR FAFSA

Complete the online FAFSA application to see if you are eligible for federal financial aid.

AP EXAMS

For students taking the AP exam(s) in May, begin studying a few months in advance so you can do the best you can come test day.

KEEP UP THE HARD WORK

Try to avoid senioritis! Colleges have been known to revoke acceptance if there is a major downturn of grades.

College Essay Writing
Professional Planning & Preparation

Your personal statement and supplemental essays make a significant difference in your college applications. They are a forum where you can distinguish yourself from the thousands of other applicants. Our essay writing coaches help you identify and lay out your unique story, and assist you in writing compelling narratives, answers, and supplements to have best possible impact on admissions officers.

The creative process entails nurturing your inspiration, lots of brainstorming, and exploring of the many facets of your academic and extracurricular activities, your sensibility, character, personal preferences, and stories. We find illuminating anecdotes and insights into your past, turning points, and details from your unique background in order to tell compelling stories.

Our professional coaches assist you along the way with every detail, from grammar to word choice, structure and style, helping you formulate cohesive, well paced, and elegant statements. The objective of this dynamic collaboration is to make sure you stay focused, write in your own original voice, avoid the trappings of cliches, predictability, or monotony, and keep your articulation distinctively fresh, honest, and captivating. As your texts take shape, you are bound to enjoy the clarity and power with which they convey the appeal of your college candidacy and promise as a young, potent intellectual.

KEEP UP THE HARD WORK

Try to avoid senioritis! Colleges have been known to revoke acceptance if there is a major downturn of grades

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