10 College Admissions Tips for (Young) Kids 11/21/23

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Barbara Sagusti

Join us virtually on Tuesday, November 21st for a discussion about the College Admissions Process.

How will your child stand out in the college application process? What will catch the attention of an admissions office? How can (or even should?) you prepare when your child is 7 years old? Or 10? Or 14? What are informed stress and conflict reducing choices you can make ahead of time?

Since the mid-90s Penn’s acceptance rate has fallen from around 30% to less than 6%. It is not enough to be good or great at academics. Students need have a unique record of extra-curricular activities and talents to get into selective colleges. In this chat Peggy Hanefors will spend time speaking about how to be more intentional when evaluating academic and extra-curricular opportunities. We will go over 10 things (might be 11) that you should know about the process. You will learn how often simple, low-tech options, where you use your family’s unique resources (financial, network, location, experience) thoughtfully can be the most impressive and make your child stand out in any applicant pool.  

Peggy will pepper the discussion with examples from her over 20 years of admissions experience: ”I always find tangible examples to be better and more inspiring than broad how-to-statements.”

About Peggy Hanefors
Peggy has over two decades of admissions experience. She began her professional career in the Penn admissions office where she was an admissions officer and first reader and evaluator of roughly 3,000 applications. Since 2008 she has worked with hundreds of students and families from around the US and the globe as an education and college advisor.
Peggy has BA in communications and environmental studies from Penn and an MBA in finance and multinational management from Wharton.

Date:  Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Time:   12:00 pm

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom and will be a Members Only Program.  You will receive the zoom information upon registration.

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