A Guide to the College Admissions Timeline

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Taught by Dr. Joie Jager-Hyman

Dr. Jager-Hyman is an internationally acclaimed expert on the college admissions process. Her first book, Fat Envelope Frenzy: One Year, Five Promising Students and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize, was called “an engaging book that every parent of a high school student will want to read” by the Wall Street Journal and was recognized as one of the “Ten Best Books of 2008″ by the Daily News Online. As an expert on college admissions, Joie has appeared on the CBS Early Show, New England Cable News, NPR and dozens of other radio programs.

She contributes to numerous publications on college admissions topics, including Forbes and New York, has written research articles for academic journals and prominent policy reports and has even testified at a Congressional Hearing on baccalaureate degree attainment. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Joie served as Assistant Director of Admissions for her alma mater, where she read and evaluated thousands of applications. She then went on to complete a doctorate in education policy at Harvard University, concentrating her research on the transition from high school to college. Her new book, B+ Grades, A+ College Application: How to Present Your Strongest Self, Write a Standout Admissions Essay, and Get Into the Perfect School for You was published by Random House in 2013.

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When should you or your student begin preparing for college admissions, and what, exactly, needs to be done? This class will offer a comprehensive timeline, spanning freshman to senior year, of how to best prepare your student to apply to college.

Topics covered within this timeline include college visits, course selection, standardized testing, extracurricular activities, summer programs and internships, essays and more. We’ll cover all of your questions, from “When should I start prepping for the SAT?” to “How should I be spending my time outside of school?” within this informative lecture. Reduce stress on your student and family through organization, knowledge, and planning.

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