College is an exciting time in your life. However, getting there requires much more than simply submitting an application. The admissions process requires completing a number of steps before freshman move-in.
In this course, you learn each of these important steps and how to successfully complete them, starting with pre-admissions activities through post-decision activities in the summer after high-school graduation. Through this course, Dr. Nicki helps you ensure you have an organized plan of action for this important part of your senior year of high school.
Find all of the information you need and more to ensure you have the most competitive advantage possible when applying to colleges and universities. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Get started on your future today!
At the end of this lesson, students will understand the requisite activities to complete prior to beginning the college admissions process.
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify majors that will be the best fit for them.
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify the factors that are the most important to them in choosing a university, and use these factors to identify the best universities to apply to.
At the end of this lesson, students will understand the parts of the application and be able to prepare generic essays for admissions applications, as well as identify the best individuals to submit recommendations.
At the end of this lesson, students will understand the basic structure of the SAT and ACT and identify resources to help prepare for either test.
At the end of this lesson, students will understand the different types of financial aid, the FAFSA, and the process for submitting the FAFSA and receiving financial aid based on this submission.
At the end of this lesson, students will understand the information that first-generation college students should know while completing the admissions process.
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify the steps required for international students to successfully apply for admissions to universities in the United States.
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify the activities that should be completed following the receipt of admissions decision letters.
Dr. Nicki Washington brings over 12 years experience in higher education, and over 15 years experience providing college admissions assistance to meet every student where they are and guide them to where they need to be. After receiving over $200,000 in scholarships and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate school, she authored "Prepped for Success: What Every Parent Should Know About the College Application Process" and "Stay Prepped: 10 Steps to Succeeding in College (And Having a Ball Doing It)" to help prospective and current college students successfully navigate the admissions process and undergraduate experience.
Dr. Washington holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in computer science, and has served as a faculty member at Howard University and Winthrop University. She has worked with organizations like Google, Code(dot)org, and more.