Notes from the Admissions Side of the Desk:
A College Planning Seminar

When: Tuesday, February 6, 7:00pm
Where: Doubletree by Hilton, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55439
Cost: $25 per family (limit three guests per family)
Please click here to register.  Space is limited!

How do students put together applications that stand out and reveal who they are?  And what happens after an application is submitted anyway?  (Besides a lot of anxious waiting and wondering!)

Julie Ekkers, Breakaway’s Director of College Counseling, 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, especially at colleges looking beyond test scores and GPAs, including more selective colleges.  Learn strategies and tips to strengthen your student’s applications, like:

  • How those 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
  • How to best capture your student’s life outside the classroom for college application
  • What colleges are looking to understand from letters of recommendation
  • What your student can expect at an admission interview
  • 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 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 February!

Julie offers a range of services tailored to meet your family where you’re at and help you navigate the college planning process with confidence and calm.  She works to understand not only the person your student is now, but the person they hope to become.

Contact Julie at [email protected] to request an initial consultation or for more information!