High School Admissions Essays & Applications

High School Admissions

Good Writing Skills Yield Success In High School Admissions

Meeting virtually via Zoom, I work with 8th graders on the written portion of their public, private and boarding high school admissions application. Additionally, I help with on the spot essay preparation and strategies. Some schools require these writing samples as part of the interview and high school admissions process.


College Admission Essay

Is The College Admission Essay The Same As The High School Admission Essay?

Yes and no.

Many high schools are now employing a common application system much like the Common Application used by most colleges. A solid five-paragraph essay generally addresses the prompts for a college admission essay and high school admission essay. The prompts that an 8th grader will be asked to contemplate will be different than those posed to high school juniors, but the “plan of attack” or strategy is the same.

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Elizabeth is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling and the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling.