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August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Getting College App Ready!

Details

Date:
August 4
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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It’s back to school season… and college is right around the corner. What should you know about today’s college admissions landscape? Where should students begin in discovering their best college fit? What factors matter most when it comes to getting admitted to college? What can students do today to lay the foundation for achieving acceptance letters and scholarships?

Getting College App Ready is designed for students and parents of rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors – to shed light on how to navigate successfully through college application season. We have assembled a panel of experts to weigh in on what you need to know now about applying to college.

Together, we’ll explore:

•What “things have changed” means when it comes to college admissions

•Essential college planning resources that everyone should know

•How to write a college application essay that stands out from the crowd

•SAT or ACT: When should you start studying and which one should you take?

Our experts are here to answer your questions and get you on the right path. You will be introduced to proven and time-tested  information and resources to help guide and make critical decisions to get your very best outcome when it’s time to apply to college.

We will also be hosting a special FREE GIVEAWAY on the day of the event! You won’t want to miss this! Be sure to RSVP today!

 


Our Speakers

Dr. Khia Thomas

Admissionisms – www.admissionisms.com

Dr. Khia is the founder of Admissionisms, helping students maximize opportunities through pre-college counseling, identify best fit college options, and craft dynamic applications that earn acceptance letters. She is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and the University of Michigan, where she received her masters and doctorate in Developmental Psychology. As someone who’s tackled the complicated world of college admissions and found success, Dr. Khia has made it her mission to provide students with expert guidance and support through the college application process.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Josie Urbistondo

Write Your Acceptance – www.writeyouracceptance.com

As Chief Essay Officer for Write Your Acceptance, Dr. Josie expertly guides students on the high stakes process of drafting a memorable and successful college application essay. With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Josie works to maximize students’ college acceptance, offering them critical and creative elements to stand out. Dr. Josie earned her Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Miami after receiving her M.A. from New York University and B.A. from Florida International University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeannie Cintron

Platinum Prep – www.platinumprep.com

Jeannie Cintrón is the Business Development Director for Platinum Prep, a test preparation company based in South Florida. For the past 12 years, she has worked as a liaison with high school counselors and has helped students and parents understand the importance of the admission tests as well as the college admission process. She is a graduate of Universidad Metropolitana in Puerto Rico with double MBAs in Management and Strategic Leadership, and Human Resources. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising with a minor in Marketing from University of the Sacred Heart, also in Puerto Rico.