During College Prep Week, BEAM alumni offered great advice for the gathered 11th and 12th graders about getting into and through college.
Here’s just a little bit of what they said:
Question — What’s one piece of advice you wish you’d had while you were applying to colleges?
Get someone who doesn’t know you to read your essay; it can be uncomfortable but it made my essay better.
Find a set time and dedicate it to college stuff (like Thursday office hours at BEAM).
The library is your best friend. Use it during free periods, after school, whenever you can.
Don’t apply to 18 colleges.
In a week of workshops, BEAM students learned about college admissions, financial aid, choosing the right college, standardized tests, and more. Twelfth graders worked on college essays.
Oh, and there was Jeopardy!
Vanessa said about College Prep Week, “I learned about FAFSA, CSS, TAP, QuestBridge, and how BEAM will help me. I feel more prepared to approach the college process."