Why the Challenge?
Only 12% of college-bound seniors say they know how to apply.
90% of surveyed college applicants say the admissions process is "very stressful."
With so many different admissions deadlines and requirements, students often procrasinate. For example, 127,175 students waited until Dec 31 to submit the Common Application.
Take the Challenge
The College Application Challenge is an interactive online program that shows any student who wants to go to a four-year college how to successfully complete the essays and applications in a single week. (No, really.)
The Challenge is a great tool for helping high school students relieve their anxiety about the admissions process so they can submit their applications well before they are due. It also complements the essential work done by high school counselors, including those using Naviance.
The College Application Challenge was created by nationally recognized college counselor and all around good guy, Danny Ruderman. After being invited to teach essay and application workshops at many top private high schools, Danny created the Challenge to provide the same resources to all students.
The Fontana Hgh School and Stanford grad is the author of The Ultimate College Acceptance System and creator of educational programs used by school districts and Fortune 500 companies. He is known for his huge forehead and getting the application monkey off of students' backs.
Try the Challenge
We are happy to show you the first part in Step 1 of the program, so you can really get an idea of what it's about.
The presentation runs about 20 minutes, but you can fast forward and skip around using the controls at the bottom of the player. If you want access to the entire program, please feel free to contact us.
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