Your college search just got easier.
How can I really nail my college essay? Is the Common App easy to fill out? How can my family afford college?
When you dive into your college search, the questions start piling up. So it’s time to find the answers in our Workshop Wednesdays series. We’ve covered the topics that rise to the top for students planning for college.
Live workshops have ended, but view recordings any time on your schedule.
Writing a College Essay
RECORDED July 26, 3:00-4:00 PM CST
Our most interactive workshop, we’ll lay out the do’s and don’ts of writing a college essay. Discover the ways to represent yourself in an authentic and genuine way to stand out among a sea of applicants. Plus, we’ll cover the basic proofreading steps that will avoid embarrassing errers (see what we did there?).
Filling Out the Common Application
RECORDED August 2, 3:00-4:00 PM CST
Let us be your guide as you make the leap into the Common App. This step-by-step tutorial will give you the motivation to move from section to section with the stealth-like grace of a panther and the strategic smarts of a two-time Nobel Prize winner. Get the tips that will help you make the most of your talents, energy, and academic achievements.
Navigating Financial Aid
RECORDED August 16, 3:00-4:00 PM CST
Affording college is one of the top reasons students stress about the search. Don’t let fear of the unknown slow you down. We’ll lay out all the tools and resources available, and explain how the financial aid office is really friend not foe. Along the way, we’ll decode the financial aid lingo.
Getting Your Letter of Recommendation
RECORDED August 9, 3:00-4:00 PM CST
Getting into college is not a solo effort! In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss the best ways to partner with your VIP supporters, as they build letters of recommendations which truly highlight the academic strengths and personal characteristics that say you are college-ready.
Writing a College Essay
RECORDED August 23, 6:00-7:00 PM
So popular we bring it back for a second time! Our most interactive workshop, we’ll lay out the do’s and don’ts of writing a college essay. Discover the ways to represent yourself in an authentic and genuine way to stand out among a sea of applicants. Plus, we’ll cover the basic proofreading steps that will avoid embarrassing errers (see what we did there?).
INFORMATION SESSION & TOUR
In addition to Workshop Wednesdays, you’re always invited to learn more about Macalester in our Online Info Session & Tour. Hear about a variety of opportunities, classes, and pathways to graduation. Then join current students to explore the campus from their perspective. The 30-minute information session is followed by a 30-minute live tour.