College Admissions Workshop

This October, Hellenic Hearts' Educational Guidance Program is hosting a workshop for students in the process of preparing their college applications.

Graduation Photo by Caleb Woods

The event will provide participants assistance in two vital areas of the college application process: (1) college essay writing, and (2) the Common Application, the universal college application database.

Essays submitted prior to the event will be reviewed by multiple volunteers. On the day of the event, students will receive a one-on-one review of his/her essay. Don’t have an essay? That’s OK! Come join us and begin brainstorming and developing the skills to help create a great college essay.

The college essay allows schools an insight into the applicant in a way that the application itself cannot portray. Come join the EGP team, including admissions counselors, young professionals and other students just like you, to help you create an essay that truly reflects all that you are and strive to become!

St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church
35 N Malin Rd.
Broomall, PA 19008
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Saturday, October 21
8:30 am to 2:00 pm

For: High School Juniors and Seniors

Important Dates
October 14 - Registration and Essay Submission Deadline
October 21 - Event Date

For your essay topic, you may submit a response to one of the Common App college essay prompts. If you are applying to a college that requires you to submit an essay specific to its university application, you may submit that as well. Please include the question you are answering in your draft.

  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. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
  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 own design.

Read more

  1. EGP Overview
  2. Annual College Fair & Mentoring Event
  3. FREE SAT Program
  4. College Admissions Workshop
  5. HH 2018 Class
  6. Volunteer Opportunities
  7. Events
  8. Scholarship Application