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Hit Your Target This Summer!

Class of 2024, Williams Educational Consultants is here to help you reach your target this summer! Follow our guidelines below and get ahead of upcoming applicaiton season.

Do you know your Hope GPA?

Be sure that you have created your GA Futures Account. If you have not made your account, Go to GAFutures and follow the steps under "Create an Account." From there, you'll be able to monitor your unweighted transcript.

Complete Your Resume

When creating a high school resume for college applications, it's essential to highlight your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, volunteer work, and any relevant work experience. Remember to keep your resume concise, typically one page in length, and use clear and organized formatting. Do you need an example? Let us know!

Create Your Common Application Account

Go to and create your account. Important reminder, your official season opens on August 1st! Therefore, I only want you to work on the Common App tab that asks questions about the following: Profile, Family, Education, and Activities.

Time to Craft Your Common App Essay

Remember, the Common Application essay is an opportunity to showcase your unique qualities, experiences, and perspectives. Be authentic, sincere, and reflective in your writing, and allow your essay to provide a deeper understanding of who you are as a person. Let us help you brainstorm topics to create a powerful and unique essay. Common App Essay Prompts are below, please be aware that you are only writing one essay!

Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response.

  1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

  2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

  3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

  4. Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?

  5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

  6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

  7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your design.

Prepare and Plan for Final Standardized Tests:

Be sure you know the testing schedule and plan accordingly! Go to ACT or CollegeBoard to register for your upcoming tests!

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