May 2016 Helping Hand College Guidance Presents the Los Angeles College Counseling Newsletter
Pam Ohriner – Private College Consultant – Phone: (310)-733-8433
Email – Pamela@helpinghandcollegeguidance.com
Another Successful Year for Helping Hand College Guidance Students!
Helping Hand College Guidance is proud to congratulate both our high school seniors and transfer students that are moving on to the next stage of their educational journey. We are happy to have played a part in your achievement! Some of the schools where our students have been accepted include but are not limited to: Chapman University, UCLA (multiple acceptances), UC Berkeley (multiple acceptances), UC Santa Barbara (multiple), UC San Diego (multiple), UC Santa Cruz (multiple), UC Riverside (multiple), Pepperdine University, New York University, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, Ohio State University, Loyola Marymount University, Cornell University, University of Southern California (multiple), University of Washington in Saint Louis, University of Oregon, University of Wisconsin- Madison, University of Colorado – Boulder, Northeastern University, George Washington University, School of Visual Arts in New York, California Polytechnic State University, and Purdue University. This is only a partial list!
Upcoming Test Dates
June 4th, 2016 – SAT test date – SAT subject tests available – 5/25 late registration deadline
June 11th, 2016 – ACT test date
Helping Hand College Guidance can provide assistance in planning for these tests and in obtaining referrals for tutoring. Contact us here.
UC campuses are starting to draw from their waitlists. If you are admitted from a waitlist and have submitted a SIR, please remember to cancel your original SIR, freeing up your spot to another lucky student.
Transfer Students – SIR forms are due on June 1st, 2016.
Remember grades of D or F earned in your final semester of senior year or at another college could potentially result in having an offer of admission rescinded. Keep those grades up!
In Summary – The final status of waitlists may not be determined until well into the summer. Be patient! There is no way of knowing how many will be admitted from a waitlist at any campus as it varies from year to year.
College Counseling Event Dates
June 2nd, 2016 – WACAC annual conference at LMU
June 25th, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Manhattan Beach Library free college prep workshop. I will be presenting an informative seminar. Light refreshments will be served.
The address is 1320 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach. Please join us!
September 7th, 2016 – Annual UC conference at UC Irvine. I will have all the latest data to share with you and information on the new personal insight questions.
Recently Published Blogs
Gender and the Part it Plays in College Admissions
How Important are Extracurricular Activities for Selective College Admissions?
Helping Hand College Guidance’s Personal Reflections on the New UC Personal Insight Questions
ATTENTION 10th AND 11th GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Now is the perfect time to start your college journey. The summer is the ideal time to tour and research colleges, form your college list, complete your brag sheets, write your college resume, and begin writing your college essays. The Common Application at www.commonapp.org goes live on August 1, 2016 and many of the supplemental essays will be uploaded at that time. We are working with current sophomores and juniors now to guide and support them through this very important process. Helping Hand College Guidance of Los Angeles offers comprehensive college counseling packages (includes up to 37 hours of college application and college essay assistance), 5 and 10-hour packages, and single hour options. We can even tailor make packages to fit the needs of individual students. We travel to your home or mutually agreed upon location and provide one-on-one college counseling services for freshman, transfer, and international students. Pam Ohriner, private college consultant, is available to take on a limited number of new students and offers personalized services. Please contact us today for more information or to get started. Distance counseling is available by Skype to those students out of our local area.
Would You Like to Plan Your Own College Prep Workshop?
If you, your company, or favorite non-profit organization is interested in providing a college admissions workshop or introductory college planning seminar, we can help! Please contact Pam Ohriner at Helping Hand College Guidance for booking information. We even provide the refreshments and a take-away folder of useful information. We can style specific programs for middle school through 12th grades.
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