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The Ultimate Guide to Cracking the Common Application

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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One event on September 21, 2019 at 12:30pm

Registration Fee:  $95

Limited to 25 high school seniors (students only). Sign up is first-come, first served.

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Learn how admissions officers evaluate your Common Application.  Students will be guided, step-by-step, through each and every section and learn exactly what information to include and exclude to ensure the strongest possible application.

We will discuss the answers to questions such as:

  • Does “optional” mean you need to complete it?
  • What test scores do I need to self-report?
  • Can you send different essays to different schools?
  • Can you change career interests once the application has been submitted?
  • Is it ok to apply as “undecided” or choose a major which you are unsure about?


Strategies for completing supplements to the Common Application will also be discussed.

Participants should bring a laptop computer or tablet with them for this hands on workshop! Register now


My Bio:

Eva Gelman is an Independent Educational Consultant with over twenty years of experience in the college admissions profession.  She began her admission career in 1991 at Daemen College after receiving her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communication Studies at the University at Buffalo.  After completing her Master’s Degree in Higher Education in 1996, Eva moved to Pittsburgh, PA to work at Carnegie Mellon University. After several years in her roles as Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid and the Director of Pre-College Programs, Eva joined the dotcom world at FreeMarkets, Inc. where she managed their college recruitment and internship programs. Returning to education in 2001, Eva served as the Director of College Guidance at Sewickely Academy in Pittsburgh, PA.

Passionate about helping young people, Eva founded College Quest in 2005 to guide students and families through the transition from high school to higher education -helping them find the right fit, academically, personally, and socially.  She has also shared her expertise in College Counseling at The Ellis School, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Hillel Academy, and Urban Pathways Charter School


September 21
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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