College Leadership

Why This Class

When it comes to college admissions, you want your student to hit a home run: to choose the schools that meet their needs and career goals, to craft a competitive application for each school, and to gain admission to one or more of those schools.

Mentors in this course help students examine their college options by asking thoughtful questions to ensure their choices about college are the right ones for them. Students research campus life at different schools, identify admission requirements and deadlines, learn what makes an application stand out, and improve their scores on college admission tests—all building towards a plan that leads to successful admission.

By the end of this course, students are ready to start the next chapter of their lives—their college career—with confidence. They have the knowledge and skills to create their post-secondary experience on their terms.

Overarching Questions

Is college the right option for my life path?

What are my priorities regarding college?

What strategies will help me achieve my target score on college entrance exams?

How can I craft a competitive college application?

How can I finance my college experience?

Reading List

College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step By Step by Robin Mamlet and Christine Vandevelde

The Real ACT Prep Guide 2018 Edition by ACT (3rd edition works too) — only required if your student is planning on taking the ACT

SELF Journal by BestSelf Co. (optional) — Students have the option of using the SELF Journal (one per semester) or a journal system of their choice.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 11th (Junior)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Live

Credits: 0.5

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Please note that program and course descriptions are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year.