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Stress-Free College Applications

A step-by-step process for completing your college application and writing an amazing essay!
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Created by Sam Feeney
Last updated 10/2015
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Learn how to get organized, write your essay, and even have it reviewed by admissions counselors and professional editors before you apply. Everything you need for a stress-free college application process is here!

Students will learn how to get organized and stay organized throughout their college application process and immediately be able to apply unique techniques including the art of asking for a letter of recommendation and how to use our team of admissions counselors and professional editors to turn the personal statement (essay) from an afterthought to the strongest part of their application!

The student who will benefit most from this course are those who are dreading the college application process, those who don't know where to start when applying to colleges, and those who want to write a stellar college essay... or four!

The course is broken up into six distinct lessons, which allows students to go through the entire sequence or to jump to specific, more timely, lessons depending on where they are in the process or their feelings of competence. The lessons include:

1. An overview of the college application process

2. How to get organized and stay motivated throughout the process.

3. The definition and purpose of a resume and the statement of purpose.

4. The art and science of requesting a letter of recommendation.

5. Writing the personal statement (essay), including instructions on having the essay reviewed by a college admissions counselor and a professional editor before submission.

6. How you can use your resume and essay in future applications, including scholarships.

Who is the target audience?
  • high school seniors who are applying to college and want help writing their essays.
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What Will I Learn?
apply to the colleges of their choosing.
write an excellent college essay.
employ the services of admissions counselors and professional editors to review their essay before submitting it!
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  • Students only need to have identified the schools they want to apply to.
Curriculum For This Course
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How to Get the Most Value from This Course
3 Lectures 16:52

How to Get the Most Value from the Course
Organizing Your College Applications
2 Lectures 18:01
How to Get Organized

How to Stay Motivated
Writing Your Academic Resume
3 Lectures 20:13
Compiling Your Accomplishments

Writing Your Statement of Purpose

Writing Your Resume
Asking for Recommendations
2 Lectures 17:01
The Role of a Recommendation Letter

The Art and Science of Requesting a Recommendation
Writing Your Personal Statement (Essay)
4 Lectures 29:39
The Purpose and Power of Your Personal Statement

Before You Write

Writing Your Personal Statement

Putting the Team to Work for You
After You Apply
3 Lectures 13:51
Multiple Applications


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Sam's courses are created uniquely for high school students who are interested in making a huge impact on the world and who want to make sure that their college and career choices are the best possible. He combines his experience in academia with the latest trends and research to create outcome-based courses that benefit students around the world.

Sam has worked with students for almost 20 years as a teacher, coach, and counselor, helping students perform at their highest levels in a variety of settings. He earned his BA from Bucknell University and his MA from Eastern University.

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