Bonus College Admissions Essay Seminar for People on the 5 Steps List

[UPDATE: We’re extending the deadline and sending the audio and slides out August 29, since we just sent out a big, 10-page-plus item to a lot of members on the list and we don’t want to overload them (don’t worry if you haven’t received it yet and you’re on the list, you’ll get it after the five steps). Sign up to the right if you want to receive the presentation!]

Lan was asked to do a special guest seminar on writing the college application essay for a major non-profit in NYC that helps high-achieving students from low-income families get into college. She’s modest, so I’m the one writing to let you know that the presentation is amazing. It’s geared for freshman applicants (rising seniors in high school), but there’s a TON of valuable information to use for writing your transfer application essay.

Here’s a 2.5 minute sneak preview:

The full 19 minute audio (with slides!) will be sent out in the next week or so ONLY to people who have signed up to receive the Five Steps to Transfer Success (sign-up sheet on the right). We’re keeping this exclusive because Lan actually uses some fairly personal examples that we just don’t want to broadcast to everyone out there.

Check out some of the feedback she got after the talk!


You made us understand what colleges look for in an essay. I am now confident that I will be able to write a very good essay. This workshop was very helpful and really gave everybody hope.
Anonymous, The Hotchkiss School

I thought this presentation was extremely informative. I have learned many useful and important skills that will follow me for the rest of my life.
Dennis, Fryeburg Academy

You were great! Phenomenal. Couldn’t be any better.
Ashley, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School

The speaker was impressive. The given information could be useful for years to come. She was highly engaging and encouraging.
Saran, Saint Michael Academy