Congratulations! If you are reading this, it means you survived junior year (or summer school has internet access…). Last year at this time, I was sitting in your exact spot, staring at my computer screen, finding any reason not to go to the CommonApp website. I am here to tell you that I survived the college application process!
By taking it one day at a time, I made it through, and I’m heading to Yale in the fall (Boola Boola!). But I remember the days of hair pulling and CommonApp hating like it was yesterday. By the end of junior year, there were not enough beach bonfires and trips to Six Flags to lift me out of the mid-college-process-slump.
What I didn’t know then is that finishing 11th grade is a big deal. Seriously, you just essentially finished the Boston Marathon combined with the Scripps National Spelling Bee with a hint of American Idol/So You Think You Can Dance/Flavor of Love on top.
Take a moment to just appreciate the fact that you did it. Through all of the good grades and bad grades, SATs and ACTs, papers and tests, weird teachers and weirder teachers, you made it through. Do you know what that means? Time to keep thinking about college! Old news, right? Well, I have a proposition for you, a proposition that should relieve all of the crazy college stress in the long run. Here it is: The 21 Days of Summer.
What is the 21 Days of Summer, you may ask? It is a 21-step program designed to help you tackle the college research, college essay, and college application process in just 21 days.
“21 days?!?” you say. “That’s a whole lot of barbeques and pool parties and Nicki Minaj concerts I’m going to be missing for more work on college.” Have no fear! The 21 Days of Summer plan is broken up to minimize lost Facebooking time and maximize efficiency.
Want to know the best part? Once you finish the 21 Days of Summer, you get a chance to attend Story To College Essay Completion Course for free.99, zero dollars and zero cents, gratis, FREE.* Not too shabby, huh?
Just write to us at email@example.com let us know you will be working assiduously (SAT word alert!!) every day and then send us your responses every week of summer at midnight on Friday to win weekly prizes. If you complete all of the prompts and contests and submit them by September 22— which is, you guessed it, the Autumnal Equinox — you’ll be eligible to win the Essay Completion Course.
So, are you in?
*We will select two participants from the New York tri-state area to attend an Essay Completion Course of their choice and one participant will win 3 hours of Skype conferencing with Founder and CEO Carol Barash, PhD.