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    Smith Precollege Summer Programs: College Admission Workshop

    Smith Precollege Summer Programs: College Admission Workshop


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Girls Only
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: College Application, Writing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Smith's College Admission Workshop is a one-week program for exceptional young women who are starting to look at applying to college. Participants will get support with their college application, essay, interview practice, and more!


    As you start thinking about applying to college, there are clear ways to make your applications—and yourself—stand out. Learn the latest insights and insider expertise from admission professionals about how to succeed in the application process. The College Admission Workshop is designed to give promising young women like you the best practices, guidance and top tips for successfully navigating the college application process. Your instructors are Smith’s professional admission staff, as well as visiting admission officers from other top-ranked colleges and universities.

    You will learn how to write a compelling essay, ace a college interview and speak in public with ease and confidence—skills that will help you succeed in getting into college but will also help you succeed in life. You will attend workshops conducted by top admission and financial aid officers from Smith and other similar institutions. Selected workshop topics include affording college, critical thinking and reading, finding the right fit for postsecondary education, and taking a gap year.


    • A Polished Essay
      You will finish the program with a completed, or semi-completed, admission essay to be used for the Common Application, as well as tips to customize your essay if the Common Application is not used.
    • Public Speaking & Interviewing Readiness
      You will gain new confidence and skills for public speaking, specifically when interviewing and speaking comfortably about yourself and your achievements.
    • Self-Editing Skills
      By developing skills in critical thinking and writing, including critical reading, revision, creating and defending an argument, you will learn how to read and revise your own work for any personal, professional, or academic writing assignment.
    • Clear Choices
      After attending the program, you will come away with a better idea of the type of college or university that is a good fit for you. We will have explored what type of learning environment you thrive in and your areas of academic interest, giving you an opportunity to compile a list of possible schools that are right for you and to which you will want to apply.


    • "Everything at the college admission workshop was beneficial, and I had a great time. The faculty at Smith were very friendly and went above to give feedback and make us feel at home."

      - 2018 CAW Participant - August 6, 2018
    • "The information taught was extremely helpful and didn't make college seem scary anymore!"

      - 2018 CAW Participant - August 5, 2018
    • "Reviewing example applications was extremely helpful and reassuring. Every one of my questions was answered about the process."

      - 2018 CAW Participant - August 10, 2018
    • "The first workshop about doing mock application decisions was so valuable to me. It was really good to know how to look at an application and know how mine will be analyzed."

      - 2018 CAW Participant - August 5, 2018