Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PDT
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San Clemente High School--Room TBD 
San Clemente, CA 92672  



Lisa McLaughlin, CEO EDvantage
EDvantage College Consulting, Inc.


What DO Parents Say About Lisa's Essay and Application Workshops? 

"My daughter came right in the door and said 'it was great! The time went by so fast!' Thank you for sharing your expertise with us. We feel so lucky she was able to participate." --Parent of Newport Harbor HS Senior

"Thank you so much for the update. Sounds like a very productive day!" -- Parent of El Toro HS Senior

"My girls LOVED you and your class!" -Parent of OCHSA seniors

"Thank you so much ! You gave her so much valuable information and assistance!" --Parent of Mater Dei HS senior

"I can't believe how much more excited he is to actually work on his college applications!" --Parent of San Clemente HS senior

Developing Your

College Essay Arsenal

Facilitated by Lisa McLaughin, CEO/Founder

EDvantage College Consulting

for high school seniors 

When: September 15, 2018, 10am-2pm 

Fee: $249 (space is limited to 20 seniors--so grab your seat today!)

In just four hours, high school seniors are transformed into motivated, confident, and competitive college applicants. This is a hands-on writing workshop with specific direction and advice from Lisa McLaughlin, M.Ed., a college admission strategist with more than 25 years of experience.

Using Lisa’s unique storytelling method, students brainstorm an arsenal of potential college essay topics for their main personal statement, as well as the three most common supplemental essays. Then, students will go home to write college essays with confidence in a much shorter amount of time. This workshop is ideal for students completing The Common Application and/or the UC Application.

What’s Included in the 4-hour session?

Creative, engaging essay brainstorming activities to aid in topic identification for the four main college essays students will write including:

  • The Personal Statement
  • Why College X Essay
  • Academic Interest/Major Essay
  • Meaningful Activity Essay

An overview of the most confusing aspects of college applications:

  • Understanding the Most Common College Application Prompts
  • The Activity List/Resume and how to write compelling descriptions
  • How to secure the best teacher and counselor recommendations
  • When and how to send test scores and transcripts
  • Identifying whether or not early decision/early action is the best application plan
  • How to get and stay organized to meet major application deadlines and milestones

Special Bonus! 

Included in your registration is a 60 Min. LIVE ONLINE session FOR SENIOR PARENTS ONLY! ASK ME ANYTHING! Parents will be invited to join a private Facebook Live session that will also be recorded. 

Extra Special Bonus!

For an additional fee of $129 (regular price is $199), students may submit their initial essay draft of one essay and receive actionable feedback from Lisa’s very own expert college admissions essay consultant. 

About Your College Admissions Strategist:

Lisa McLaughlin, M.Ed., is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on college admissions trends and topics. Having worked with thousands of families over the course of her 25+ year career in college admissions, she knows exactly what colleges are seeking in competitive applicants and how to prepare and present the most compelling applications. Her advice is honest & straight-forward and she's particularly adept at motivating students to present their absolute best self in every aspect of the college admissions process.