7 Day College Admissions Crash Course for Parents
Everything You Need to Know to Confidently Help Your Child Get Admitted to the School of Their Dreams
Are you overwhelmed by even the thought of the college admissions process?
Do you often fear that you're not doing everything you need to be doing for your child so that they're prepared for college applications come senior year?
Do you wonder about the differences between SATs and ACTs, when your child should start studying for standardized tests, whether or not your child is participating in the right extracurricular activities, when to visit college campuses, how many schools to apply to, or the difference between early decision and early action applications?
Do you wish you understood how admissions officers make admit or deny decisions for their applicants?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this course is for you!
The 7 Day College Admissions Crash Course for Parents will take you from step A-Z through the college admissions process, teaching you everything you need to know to help your child become the strongest possible candidate. So whether your child is currently a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior in high school, you can feel confident that you are helping your child to complete each and every necessary step of the process. Ultimately, this course will give you all of the knowledge, tools, steps and processes to best help your child get accepted to the college or university of their dreams!
Here's what other parents are saying about the course:
“I was nervous that I wouldn’t know how to help my daughter through the college process. She is an average student, average athlete, and not super active...but we wanted her to have as good of a shot at getting into college as the straight A, student council president, jock students.
Since finishing the course, I now feel much more confident that I can help my daughter, and I am better equipped to help her navigate the whole process. The course covers everything: what to do during each year of high school, applications, testing, college visits, scholarships and financial aid. I learned of things she can do over the summer to help boost her activity list, and helpful information on writing her essays. I would recommend this course to any parent to help them stay organized and focused, and learn how to help their child with the college process. Thank you, Marisa!"
- Rachel Olmsted Falls, Ohio (daughter in 10th grade)
“Prior to taking Marisa’s 7 Day College Admissions Crash Course for parents, I was worried about missing deadlines and scholarship opportunities, and nervous because I had no idea how to help my son complete his college applications. After finishing the course, I sat down with my Sophomore son. Together, we drew up an action plan, with time frames. We talked about how he could incorporate his extracurricular activities into his essays, and how to take each to the next level.
The course covers everything you need to know and more, delivered in daily lessons. It’s all right there for you, including useful files, links and notes. I now feel extremely confident that I have all the tools and knowledge we need to navigate the college admissions process and help our son get into the college of his dreams. ”
- Marie Fort Worth, TX (son in 10th grade)
“I now have a much better understanding of how the process works and what I can do to help my daughter to stand out in her applications. I learned which classes my daughter should be taking in high school, when she should take the SAT for the first time, when to ask for teacher recommendations, and the overall steps for how to apply to college. After finishing the course, I talked with my daughter about what I was learning and ways to improve. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone!"
-Elissa, Marlboro, NJ (daughter in 10th grade & son in 6th grade)
I found the course to be extremely helpful in navigating the college process. Using your advice, my daughter was able to craft a Common Application essay, several supplemental essays, and short responses highlighting who she is as both a student and an individual. She also used your guidance to put together a great resume, and brainstorm additional activities to list on the application that she wouldn't have thought to include (teaching herself a new language, and keeping an art blog). I would recommend Marisa's course to any family!
Daughter in her Senior year of high school
I didn’t even know where to start the college admissions process. I wasn’t sure what steps to take while my son was in high school, when he should study for the SAT or ACT or how to manage the whole process.
After taking this course, I now feel much more confident, and I know the exact plan I need to follow to help my child through the college process. I have already talked to my son about extracurricular activities that he can get involved in, and which courses he should register for throughout his remaining time in high school. And my son has even created a resume by following an example in the course (which he has has already used to apply for a summer internship). This is an incredibly helpful course for parents who are nervous about the whole application process.
I loved the course, and it was very helpful for me as a parent of a senior AND as someone who is pursuing a certificate in college access counseling. I think you did a great job of organizing the material into manageable sections. Your written materials are all really nicely done too. I printed them and put them in a binder with some of my other coursework for future reference.
Has a Senior in high school
Marisa Meddin, the founder of TCTM, attended The University of Michigan (Go Blue!) where she graduated with a business degree from The Ross School of Business and a minor in environmental science.
After several years in the corporate world, Marisa found herself constantly helping families navigate the complicated world of college admissions process. She found that the resources on the internet were overwhelming, intimidating, or just plain wrong. So she spent years studying the college admissions process from the best of the best, and created The 7 Day College Admissions Crash Course for Parents to teach families everything they needed to know from start to finish (in a way that is easy to understand and even fun to learn!).
If you have a student in their Freshman, Sophomore, Junior (or 1st semester of Senior year!), then you'll love the step-by-step directions, tips, tricks, tools and examples inside of the course.
Marisa absolutely loved her four years in college, and has a passion for exploring new college campuses any chance she gets. She loves that each school and each campus has an incredibly unique culture, and can’t wait to help each and every TCTM member help their child/children identify schools that are a perfect fit with their goals and lifestyles…and help them get accepted into their dream schools.
StartINTRO TO DAY 1 (3:57)
StartBehind the Scenes of College Admissions (9:36)
StartYear by Year Actions to Take: Freshman Year (4:10)
StartYear by Year Actions to Take: Sophomore Year (4:38)
StartYear by Year Actions to Take: Junior Year (6:25)
StartYear by Year Actions to Take: Senior Year (5:26)
StartSummertime Activities (6:10)
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that making this investment can be scary, which is why we offer a 60 day money back guarantee. If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, simply send us an email letting us know why the course didn't work out and we'll refund your purchase.