Detailed Course Schedule

Fall 2021 Cohort

5 Weeks to "ACE" Your Personal Statement

Pre-courseSeptember 6 - 12, 2021

  • Schedule One-on-one 15-minute Kick-Off call with Program Director, Kim Delmont (availability Tuesday - Friday)
  • Watch Module 0: "Getting Started" video lessons

 

Week 1September 13 - 19, 2021

  • Attend Live Zoom class #1 on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • Watch Module 1: "Accumulating Your Content" video lessons and Complete exercises
  • Join Zoom-based "Office Hours" on Wednesday, September 15 from 7:00-8:30 pm EDT (as needed)
  • Join Zoom-based "Office Hours" on Friday, September 17 from 3:30-5:00 pm EDT (as needed)
  • Writing: Initial Story Ideas / Theme Combinations due Sunday, September 19
     

Week 2September 20 - 26, 2021

  • Attend Live Zoom class #2 on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • Watch Module 2: "Creating Your First Draft" video lessons and Complete exercises
  • Schedule One-on-one 30-minute Zoom-based essay coaching session #1 with course creator (either Benjamin Caldarelli or Peter Tilles, availability Wednesday - Friday)
  • Writing: First Draft due Sunday, September 26
     

Week 3: September 27 - October 3, 2021

  • Attend Live Zoom class #3 on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • Watch Module 3: "Elevating Your Personal Statement" video lessons and Complete exercises
  • Join Zoom-based "Office Hours" on Thursday, September 30 from 7:00-8:30 pm EDT (as needed)
  • Join Zoom-based "Office Hours" on Friday, October 1 from 3:30-5:00 pm EDT (as needed)
  • Writing: Revised Draft due Sunday, October 3
     

Week 4: October 4 - 10, 2021

  • Schedule One-on-one 30-minute Zoom-based essay coaching session #2 with course creator (either Benjamin Caldarelli or Peter Tilles, availability Tuesday - Friday)
  • Writing: Second Revised Draft due Sunday, October 10

Week 5October 11 - 17, 2021 (Premium only)

  • Schedule One-on-one 30-minute Zoom-based essay coaching session #3 with course creator (either Benjamin Caldarelli or Peter Tilles, availability Tuesday - Friday)
  • Writing: Additional Revised Draft due Sunday, October 17
  • Attend Supplemental Essay Masterclass on Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 pm EDT 

Post-Course: October 18 - 24, 2021 (Premium only)

  • Schedule Individual 60-minute Zoom-based family college counseling session (either Benjamin Caldarelli or Peter Tilles, availability Tuesday - Sunday)
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