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Register before September 30th and get exclusive access to our LIVE College Essay Workshop with essay expert Noelle on September 30th. ($199 value)

  1. Access to a live 90 minute essay session with Q&A
  2. Comes with one round of Common App personal statement essay edits/comments

***Seats are limited!***

An online course for students, parents, or counselors by The Admissions Angle

Get access to all 8 modules, each with its own
review manual and actionable workbook for $799 $499 ($300 off)

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HOW THE COURSE WORKS

At your own pace, go through each module of videos, using the designated manual to take notes.

At the end of the module, use the designated workbook for exercises and assignments to work on your essays, applications, and overall strategy

Join our live College Essay Workshop to personalize advice from Noelle or message us directly with questions about the course or your college admissions strategy

Why The College Application Lab

learn how to craft a cohesive
admissions angle narrative

Admissions Angle strategy

Center all your admissions materials with a unique, reverse-engineered Admissions Angle strategy

strong teacher recs

Prepare a comprehensive brag sheet or resume to provide to your carefully chosen teachers for recommendations

Ambitious college lists

Effectively research universities, colleges, and programs to put together an appropriate yet aggressive college list

compelling essays

Learn how to write not only a striking Common App personal statement but also well-researched supplemental essays

cohesive applications

Assemble all your component application elements into a cohesive narrative on the Common App, Coalition App, or UC application

generous financial aid

Fill out the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and other forms for federal/institutional support and find private scholarships to maximize overall financial aid

WHAT IF I NEED MORE HELP?

Schedule a FREE consultation with us to discuss any specific issues or concerns.

Not enough? Get one-on-one help from Alex or Noelle at a discounted hourly rate.

Still not enough? For anyone who's paid for The College Application Lab and then later wants to sign up for an Application Service, you can apply what you paid for The Lab towards said service.

What's Your Angle?

You’ve probably heard of an admissions “hook” or “spike”, but competitive admissions offices are looking for more than just one thing you’re good at. The conversation about admissions strategy is much more nuanced than discussing a singular interest that you have. An Admissions Angle is a combination of interests, experiences, and other factors that helps center your application and craft a compelling persona in the process.

The truth about admissions is that there are tons of qualified students that get rejected from schools every year because they failed to stand out in the admissions office. They didn’t take the time to analyze their interests, accomplishments, and ambitions to think about how they connect. They didn’t ruminate on any deeper motivations to the decisions they made in high school. Their applications did not come off as intentional and cohesive.

We see it all the time. Students who don’t get accepted to their top choice schools because they were too unorganized, stressed, or daunted to complete all the work necessary to put their best foot forward in their applications.

When we work with students, we don’t promise any shortcuts or secrets to getting into the schools of their dreams. We help them construct their To-Do lists, take notes on their college research, organize their thoughts for essays, and have confidence that they’re spending their time wisely.

Get access to all 8 modules, each with its own review manual and actionable workbook for $799
$499 ($300 off)
Use coupon code BACK2SCHOOL

Meet your admissions instructors

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Hi, I'm Alex loveless....

For over 12 years, I’ve collected experience in the worlds of test-preparation, competitive college admissions, and teaching. In that time, I’ve helped hundreds of students reach their college goals, and I’m ready to help you too! Join me in The Lab to take a peek inside my mind to learn how to authentically, efficiently, and creatively make your college dreams come true.

Hi, i'm noelle compton....

For the past ten years, I’ve worked in the education sector, but before that, I earned my degrees in Professional Writing and Philosophy. This combination of academic disciplines has given me somewhat of a superpower when it comes to crafting compelling personal statements and  creative supplemental essays. I am stoked to share my tricks with you, so let’s get started!

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The curriculum

Module 1 - Introduction to College Applications

Module 2 - Your Admissions Strategy

Module 3 - Your College List

Module 4 - The Personal Statement

Module 5 - Supplemental Essays

Module 6 - Filling Out Your Applications

Module 7 - Scholarships and Financial Aid

Module 8 - Following Up

The College Application Lab - Online Course

PAY IN FULL

Online Course Access
$ 799 One Payment
  • Covers everything you need to conquer the
    FULL college application process
  • Major Focus on Personal Statement Essay and Supplemental Essay Archetypes
  • Full Walkthroughs for Filling out the Common App, Coalition App, and UC app
  • Over 12 hours of video content across 8 modules
  • Bespoke Manuals and Workbooks to accompany each Module, featuring hands-on exercises
  • One-year Access to Online Course Platform (Podia)
  • Customer Support​

PAYMENT PLAN

Online Course Access
$ 289 Three Monthly Payments
  • Covers everything you need to conquer the
    FULL college application process
  • Major Focus on Personal Statement Essay and Supplemental Essay Archetypes
  • Full Walkthroughs for Filling out the Common App, Coalition App, and UC app​
  • Over 12 hours of video content across 8 modules
  • Bespoke Manuals and Workbooks to accompany each Module, featuring hands-on exercises
  • One-year Access to Online Course Platform (Podia)
  • Customer Support

Remember to use coupon code BACK2SCHOOL for $300 off!!

Money Back Guarantee

We’re confident that The College Lab will help you leverage your time better in the admissions process, so we’ll give you 10 days to decide if it’s the right fit for you. 

If for whatever reason, The College Lab is not the right fit for you, we’ll give you a 100% refund. (minus credit card processing fees of about 2.9%)

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