PCPR Email Updates – November


Students Dream of College Essay Workshop


Dear Colleague,

EssayDog and the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable have openings for the 2019 – 2020 “Students Dream of College” Workshop series and we are inviting you to nominate student participants. Students taking part in this valuable opportunity will accomplish the following:
  • Completed college admissions essay(s)
  • Completed essays tailored to specific scholarship opportunities.
The Program will include the following:
  • 5 sessions(3 admissions essay sessions and 2 scholarship essay sessions)
  • One-on-one coaching sessions with a personal writing mentor.When and where does the Program take place?:

The program starts on Saturday, November 23rd at LaSalle University. The day includes a morning orientation, lunch and an afternoon writing session. The remaining sessions will be conducted in an online cyber classroom.  Details of the entire workshop schedule/series can be found on the “SDC Workshop Logistics sheet, which includes a link to the online Nomination Form.

How does a student get nominated for the Program?:
All nominations must be submitted by the close of business November 20th. Access to the entire application package (nominations form, parental consent and media release) can be found on the “SDC Workshop Logistics Sheet” and/or the “SDC Workshop Description.2019-20” sheet.

Please note – Each nominated student must have an advocate/caring adult who will support the nominee throughout the workshop program. (This person may not necessarily be the nominator.) The advocate (or these advocates) will provide support and reinforcement to the nominee. The advocate can be trained on EssayDogPro for monitoring the student’s progress.

View what a few of the “Students Dream of College” workshop participants say about taking part in last year’s workshops – bit.ly/essaydog_testimonials.

For more information, details and/or if you have any questions please contact Thom Butler at contact@collegepreproundtable.org and/or call/text 484-843-1153.



PCPR Network Meeting

Topic – “Does College Access Matter in the College/University Admissions Process?”

When: Nov 21st, 9A – 11A
Where: Temple University’s Charles Library


Admission professionals from various colleges and universities from the Philadelphia region will engage in an open and frank discussion on whether “college access programs” and/or “college access preparation” plays a part in selecting their class for incoming classes.
For more details and to RSVP go  www.memberplanet.com/events/pcpr/nov-network-mtg