It’s December and College Applications are in, so what’s next?

Congratulations to all parents of college-bound seniors!   

Your students have accomplished a fantastic feat by completing the college application process. December marks the month when e.Merging high school students have completed their college applications and can definitively state: “I know where I want to go, what I want to do, and who I want to be.”

When we take on new clients, we stress the importance of the process of identity formation, and we honor the completion of the college application as a Capstone Project. The Common Application requires students to create a resume, a list of the ten meaningful activities, a personal statement, and a student’s transcript. 

In addition, students have to write multiple responses to questions including:

  • Why do you want to attend this college?
  • Elaborate on how you have contributed to your community? 
  • What makes you unique?

These questions require students to research, reflect and write responses that prove they will be successful in college and beyond. 

Your student has likely invested over one hundred hours into crafting a narrative that includes their educational journey, passions, and interests. This body of work is evidence of a life well-lived. 

During this chaotic time, we encourage parents to honor this incredible feat with no attachment to where their child “will get in.” It marks an important moment in their life, so take a step back to simply honor the effort and to celebrate, par “the story” the application tells about the amazing child they raised! 

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