Steve Schwartz has over a decade of experience as a professional college admission counselor. He's the host of the popular College Admissions Toolbox podcast (available on iTunes and Stitcher) and author of a guide to college admissions, as well as hundreds of articles on the college admissions process (available on Get Into College Blog). He's also the moderator of Reddit's college admissions forum.
He speaks regularly on various aspects of the college application process to students, parents, and educators at schools and community organizations. He also facilitates interactive seminars and workshops.
In his experience, test scores and GPA usually aren't enough to guarantee admission. Your college essays play an important role in showing colleges who you are as a person.
In this course, he'll help you craft college essays that showcase your strengths and make them want to accept you.
Although my GPA and test scores were below the norm, I was accepted to Columbia University in 2002. (Of course, I accepted their offer of admission and loved it there!)
Why? Because I was a high school superstar. (Best-selling author Cal Newport actually featured me in How to Be a High School Superstar.)
I wowed them with a college essay about my experiences lobbying government delegates at a United Nations conference in South Africa. (The real UN, not Model UN.)
Delegates from government and non-profit organizations wrote my letters of recommendation. My résumé described my leadership in a national youth organization advocating sustainable development.
Soon after Columbia accepted me, friends, neighbors, and people I barely knew began asking for advice on how to improve their college applications.
Since then, I've helped over 1,000 students craft winning college essays and gain admission to the schools of their dreams.
I can help you, too.
For more information about me and the services I provide, please email me.