5 Factors That Set You Apart in College Admission
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5 Factors That Set You Apart in College Admission

An action guide that shows middle school and high school students and their parents how to gain a competitive edge.
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
721 students enrolled
Created by Sia Knight
Last updated 3/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify and explain the top factors in college admissions today
  • Identify action steps that will help students become more attractive to universities
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Requirements
  • A basic knowledge of the college admissions process
Description

This 60-minute course will teach the participant how to gain a competitive edge in the college prep process. The instructor reveals why, in the current college admissions environment, good just isn't good enough.

Have you ever asked the following:

  • *How much foreign language do I need to get into college?
  • *Is it better to get an "A" in a regular course or a "C" in an advanced class?
  • *Can I skip math my senior year?

Then, this course is for you! Through twenty-two engaging lectures, this course will teach participants how to become GREAT candidates for admission.

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents of middle school students
  • Parents of high school students
  • High School students
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Welcome and Introduction
2 Lectures 02:57
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Current Academic Climate
1 Lecture 02:41
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Grades
3 Lectures 08:49

How Much Foreign Language Do I Need for College?
01:57

Do I Have to Take Math My Senior Year?
01:04

Crucial College Questions - Grades
3 questions
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Recommendations
4 Lectures 09:52
General Advice About Recommendations
01:33

Teacher vs. School Counselor Recommendation
03:04

Can My Coach Write a Letter of Recommendation?
02:01

How Should I Ask For a Rec?
03:14

Crucial College Questions - Recommendations
3 questions
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Extracurricular Activities
4 Lectures 09:06
General advice about extracurricular activities
02:14

How many activities do I need to get into college?
01:11

What Type of Community Service is Impressive to Colleges?
02:38

How Do Colleges View Special Enrichment Programs?
03:03

Crucial College Questions - Extracurricular Activities
2 questions
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Avatar (Online Presence)
3 Lectures 07:50
General Advice
01:22

Are Colleges Really Checking My Social Profiles?
04:51

Does my Email Address Matter?
01:37

Crucial College Questions - Avatar (online presence)
2 questions
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Test Scores
4 Lectures 10:45
Test Scores - Crucial College Content
01:22

ACT or SAT?
01:29

What can I expect from the SAT?
03:13

When Should I Test?
04:41

Crucial College Questions - Test Scores
3 questions
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Action Steps
1 Lecture 04:18
Action Steps and Closing
04:18
About the Instructor
Sia Knight
5.0 Average rating
1 Review
732 Students
2 Courses
The College Savvy Coach

Over her twenty year career as an educator, Sia Knight has viewed the educational landscape from many different lenses. She has been a teacher, school counselor and director.

As the administrator for a district-wide college prep program, she frequently interacted with college admissions representatives and learned insider information that she freely shares as The College Savvy Coach.

Her mission is to help busy

parents of middle school and high school students prepare for college.