SENIORS - Class of 2019

Resources, Ideas, and Opportunities to Assist You in Your College Application Process!

Ethan Sawyer's Online College Essay Workshops

Each course will only cost SMCHS students $75 to register for each course.


You can purchase the workshops at any time for access to the taped versions.

How to Write a Personal Statement

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How to Write Your College Application + Supplemental Essays.

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How to Answer the UC Prompts

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Wednesday, August 8
in the Science Lecture Hall

Spend the day with Ethan Sawyer and gain valuable insight on writing your college essay, supplemental essays, and the UC writing prompts!

Register for 1, 2 or all 3 workshops!

  1. 9am-12:30pm:
    How to Write a Personal Statement (Common App Essay)
  2. 1:30pm-2:30pm:
    How to Answer the “Why Name of College______”
  3. 2:45pm – 3:30pm:
    Essay and Advice on Supplemental Essays. How to Answer the UC Writing Prompts


Ethan Sawyer Webinar

Ethan walks you through 5 great ways to complete your college application with ease, purpose, and joy.

How to Create An Amazing College Application

VERY Comprehensive List of Resources to Use to Create A Great College List!

Compiled by Ethan Sawyer, Steven Antonoff
(Author of College Match and College Finder), and
Ted Fiske (Author of the Fiske Guide)

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Essay Resource

Johns Hopkins posts examples of great college essays they have received with comments and notes from the admissions team. Hopefully this will give you some ideas when you are writing your essays!

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"How to Apply to College"

4 Week Online Course offered by the University of Pennsylvania

This course walks you through the process of applying to college and is taught by experts in the field. There is coursework, videos, and the ability to ask questions. The course is offered every 4 weeks. There is no charge to enroll!

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College Planning And College Decision Worksheet.

Use this resource to track deadlines, college information, scholarships, costs and then also to compare acceptances and financial offerings when you are selecting your final choice in the spring!

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