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How to Complete College Applications and Write a Great Essay

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The dreaded college application and essay! They don't have to be scary. In this seminar, Doug Sept and Dan Raffety, experts in the field of college counseling and faculty and administrators at Elgin Academy, will shed light on how to complete the college application step by step as well as provide useful tips and techniques for writing an essay that will impress and connect with college admissions representatives.  Join us for the third in our three-part series of workshops to help you and your child navigate the often challenging, confusing and sometimes frightening steps in the college application process. Doug and Dan, have helped hundreds of students and parents navigate the college process successfully. This program is held in partnership with the Gail Borden Library.

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Personal Q&A

An important aspect of our Admissions process is the personal conversation with Elgin Academy's Admissions staff. Our Admissions staff led by Bonita Gost, Director of Admissions and Marketing, is available for one-on-one question and answer sessions every day. Making the decision of where to send your child to school is an important one. We know you'll have questions and the Admissions staff is happy to answer them. Register online for your one-on-one conversation today.

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We are so excited to open up our beautiful campus to onsite tours again! Tours are available Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

Given the safety protocols that are still in place, campus tours will be limited in scope but will still allow guests to visit facilities on our campus. All visitors (including any children over the age of 2) must wear a mask throughout the tour.

Please join us and find out how taking learning personally works at Elgin Academy. Meet with the Director of Admissions to have your individual questions answered. We look forward to seeing you on campus.

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