The Purpose Driven Applicant
GROUP COACHING AND AN ON-DEMAND COURSE TO BUILD YOUR APPLICATION AROUND A CENTRAL THEME (YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE!), SO YOU CAN CONQUER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
What you will get
Does this sound like you?
You have a high achieving senior about to apply to college!
Your child has ambitious dreams and you want to support them...But, college admissions is changing so fast (it's not the same as when you and I applied!), and everyone you talk to seems to have conflicting advice.
College admissions is creating tension in your house!
There's a big decision to be made, and the stakes couldn't be higher. You'd love to have an expert that can provide answers you trust that are tailored specifically to your child.
$10,000+ for an one-on-one college admissions consultant is simply not in your budget
You and your child are about to make a huge investment in college. Tuition at a private school can run over $300,000 (as much as a house!). Even if you qualify for aid, where your child goes to college is one of the most important decisions they will make. You need expert guidance. Yet, a one-on-one coach is just not feasible right now.
THAT'S WHAT INSPIRED ME TO BUILD THIS PROGRAM
"I just have no words to say how happy I am today and how fortunate I feel! This would have never been possible without your help."
Current Harvard Student
"A big thank you to Laura for her guidance through my college apps. I always found her feedback to be very thoughtful. She provided insightful suggestions to improve my essays. She was always very positive and encouraging, and most of all, very thorough with her reviews.
Since I want to major in biology, I especially appreciated her imputs given her academic and professional background.
At the end of the day, I landed my dream school—MIT—and had great options at five Ivy League colleges including Princeton! Couldn’t have been better!”
Current MIT Student
"I had a very difficult time figuring out what to write about for my essays because I felt that there was nothing unique about myself, but after working with Laura, I had a clear direction and was not worried about sounding plain in comparison to other applicants."
Current Vanderbilt Student
“Advanced Ivy prep is a great service that provides high-quality guidance in navigating the turbulent waters of the college process. Laura Perretta sets out to truly understand her students, in turn making her advise that much more insightful. She is a great individual who goes above and beyond in showing care for the success of her students. I would highly recommend anyone to contact Laura, as it makes a difference in the whole process.”
Current Dartmouth Student
Here's what we'll cover
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OVERVIEW AND DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE
The criteria used in college admissions and how they are used to shape a diverse class. A step-by-step walk through of Harvard's evaluation. Develop your own personal narrative to stand out.
ENHANCING YOUR BACKGROUND
Keeping in mind your personal narrative, how do you bolster your background before you apply? How can you optimize your summer?
DEVELOPING YOUR COLLEGE LIST
Even your college list can reflect your personal narrative, which increases the chances of acceptance! Ensure you have a balanced list that matches your ideal learning environment. Strategically determine your early action/decision and regular decision plan.
APPROACHING YOUR COMMON APPLICATION PERSONAL STATEMENT
How to approach the most important essay you will write for college admissions. Learn what it is, how to find your topic, and how to get words on the paper!
EDITING YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT
Even the most successful writers edit, edit, edit! This is where you transform a good essay into one that absolutely shines!
FINALIZING YOUR COLLEGE LIST AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Ensure you have the right college list, so you have great options for next year. How to ask for recommendations, who to ask, and brag sheet and resume templates.
BUILDING ON YOUR STORY WITH SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAYS
How to approach the questions asked by individual colleges. Each essay contributes to building and providing evidence for your personal narrative in a way that doesn't waste space with redundant information.
CRAFTING A STAND OUT ACTIVITIES AND HONORS SECTION
Write strong descriptions that stand out and support your personal narrative
FINALIZING YOUR APPLICATION, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & STANDARDIZED TESTING
Determine if you should submit your ACT/SAT scores. Optimize the additional information section. Look at the overall picture presented by your application.
Learn what to expect from college interviews, how to prepare, and how to stand out with even the most difficult questions.
Plan in advanced for all options to reduce stress and optimize your chances of great outcomes. Deferral and waitlist strategy. Letters of continued interest.
MAXIMIZING SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
Understand need based financial aid, merit aid, and outside scholarships and optimize your strategy so that you're not paying more than you have to for college.
"I loved hearing from both an experienced professional and students who are going through the same process as I am and learning from the responses to their questions in the group. I also loved the individual feedback on my essays and the personalization of the experience. The weekly check ins and check points for our progress were also super important and appreciated."
- PDA Class of 2022/23
1. How do I know the Purpose Driven Applicant is worth the investment?
2. What if I already have an essay draft or college list? Will this program still be useful?
3. I'm already extremely busy. How much time will this take?
4. Will there be enough time for individualized feedback?
5. My older child applied successfully. Can't I just use the same approach?
6. When do the classes take place?
7. What if I can't make it to the meetings?
8. Can parents attend the sessions?
9 How long will I have access to the course material?
3 Key Benefits
A PROVEN STRATEGY TO BUILD YOUR APPLICATION AROUND YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE
The only way to stand out in competitive college admissions is to craft your entire application around a central theme (your personal narrative!).
GROUP MEETINGS LED BY DR LAURA PERRETTA WITH A COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED PEERS
Group meetings will be filled with hot seats and opportunities to get personalized feedback on your application.
COURSE VIDEOS FILLED WITH INFORMATION, RESOURCES, AND STRATEGY
Need to hear that again? Don't remember all the techniques we covered for elevating your personal statement? No problem! All material is available to watch and re-watch as part of the course videos.
Enrollment closes Monday, June 12th...
For Your Peace of Mind
If you make the investment and are not satisfied, there is a 100% money back guarantee. All I ask is that you complete the first two modules by watching the videos and attending the live session (or watching the replay). If you are not convinced that it is worth the investment, e-mail [email protected] before the third meeting, and I will refund your money.