Notes From the Admissions Side of the Desk

When: Tuesday, May 2, 7:00pm
Where: Breakaway Test Prep, 3440 Beltline Blvd. Suite 106, St. Louis Park, 55416
Cost: $25 per family (limit three guests per family)
Please click here to register.  Space is limited!

Once your student has figured out where he or she might fit, how does he or she put together an application that stands out? And what happens after an application is submitted?  (Besides a lot of anxious waiting and wondering!)

 Julie Ekkers is an admissions professional turned college counselor with over a decade of experience in college and law school admissions.  She’ll demystify what happens on the admissions side of the desk and share strategies and tips to strengthen your student’s applications.  Julie will discuss:

  • How admissions committees evaluate a student’s high school transcript
  • What colleges are looking for in an essay and how to help your student get it down on paper
  • Why academic performance isn’t the only thing that matters and how to best capture your student’s life outside the classroom for college application
  • What colleges are looking to understand from letters of recommendation and how to help your student make thoughtful choices when soliciting letters
  • What your student can expect at an admission interview and how to shine there
  • Ways to manage application process details and stay organized

Julie is a graduate of Northwestern University and DePaul University College of Law.  She has evaluated thousands of applications for admission in her time as Assistant Dean of Admissions at the former William Mitchell College of Law and as an application reader for Macalester College.  She has also conducted admissions interviews for Macalester and, as an alumna, Northwestern.  Julie’s professional passion is using her experience to help students and their families make decisions about their education with perspective, optimism, and calm.  In her free time, she enjoys dragging her family and willing friends to college campuses and independent bookstores.  In high school, she was voted most theatrical by her graduating peers (which surprises most people, even those who know her well).

To register for this event, please click here.  We look forward to seeing you in May!