Join our Smarty expert, Charlotte Klaar, PhD, for a 3-day college app planning session this summer, mark your calendars for June 15-17.
Jumpstart your college app in 3 days!
Worried that virtual learning has put your student behind during important high school years?
Are you concerned about your student finishing the most crucial parts of his or her application?
Klaar Summer Camps will give your student a jumpstart on their college essay, resume and activities for the common application in just 3 days!
You’ll also get the latest update of how the coronavirus is impacting college admissions.
Dates: June 15 – June 17, 2021, 1 – 4 p.m. each day.
Click here for more information and to register.
Co-sponsored by LOOM Coworking, Gallery and Event Space.
Change has been forced upon previously rigid college schedules
COVID-19, terrible in so many ways, has brought one benefit to academia — it has forced experimenting with the traditional academic calendar. Fortunately, this forced innovation has pushed the boundaries of what’s considered practicable.
Some changes are likely to be continued in the post-pandemic era because results show that they’re more effective for learning and less expensive operationally.
But more changes are needed
The need for change coincides with the need for a transformation in the way American colleges operate following a decade in which total enrollment declined every year.
In the February issue of Forbes, Brendon Busteed posed the following questions to draw attention to the deficiencies of the traditional academic calendar:
– Why do bachelor’s degrees take four years to complete?
– Why is it that we monitor and report six-year graduation rates for these four-year degrees?
– Why do we see considerable learning loss over the summer – especially for students from underserved communities?
– Why has college gotten so expensive?
“Many of these questions can be explained and answered to varying degrees through the lens of the academic calendar,” says Busteed.
One reason for the traditional calendar’s incapability of change is that it drives faculty contracts, student loans, allocating classrooms, scheduling student events, and many other facets of college operations.
Read more about possible calendar solutions here.
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Read Dr. Klaar’s recent blog post with a quick guide to some of the nation’s top acting and dance schools, along with a list of a few of their best-known graduates!
Smarty Note from Charlotte:
In this coronavirus era I work with students and families in person with all precautions and virtually anywhere in the country!
A Certified Educational Planner with 20-plus years of experience, Dr. Klaar is one of the nation’s top college consultants and has led hundreds of students to college success! For more information: Call 803-487-9777 or visit www.cklaar.com.
Listen to our podcast with Dr. Charlotte Klaar about college admissions and how to get our kids on a successful path. It’s full of so much pertinent information!