JOIN US for a 5-day summer workshop designed to help you
achieve success in the college admissions process.
COMPLETE a professionally-edited college application, best fit school selection, and the identification of scholarship opportunities tailored to your individual needs and strengths.
Front Row eliminates the stress of the college application process by assisting students complete their applications the summer BEFORE their senior year begins.
College and research professionals will show you how to add new opportunities to your current college favorites list, evaluate their strengths and maximize your chance of acceptance by applying key college data to your individual circumstances.
Interviews, resumes, personal statements, college application essays: creative and college writing professionals inspire and direct you to tell your story in a way that genuinely responds to your college admissions reviewers’ needs and concerns.
Research professionals will teach you how to find scholarships that match your strengths, and how to determine and incorporate what the scholarship grantor is really looking for into your application.
the front row difference
All of our staff have at least a Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience in a university setting.
Students will hear directly from admissions professionals on what makes a successful application.
We maintain a strict 10:1 student:teacher ratio to ensure every student receives individualized attention.
Students leave our workshop with a complete, polished product in hand.
Students who attend our summer workshop:
- Return home with a completed college application, including essays and resume;
- Identify 2-3 scholarship opportunities tailored to their individual needs and strengths;
- Receive personalized guidance from our staff of experienced educators and admissions professionals;
- Experience learning and living in an authentic university setting;
- Receive a letter of recommendation that can be included with their college application.
Your success is our mission. Below is an approximated agenda; students who complete the registration process will receive a detailed Hourly Schedule and a Media and Materials list.
day 1: resume, interview practice
Many students write their resumes last, if at all, because they’re often optional. Writing a resume, and doing it first, gives you an important advantage and planning tool for your college application and interview.
day 2: personal statement, finding best-fit colleges and scholarships
The word personal sounds straightforward, college websites say “tell us who you are,” and students are told there’s no wrong answer, but this document is often the most misunderstood by students.
day 3: 2nd essay, interview preparation and practice
Students are often encouraged to vary their second essays from their personal statements. Some write academic essays; others pick the most creative essay choice. We will discuss the best strategy for you.
day 4: practice interview, individual conference
Student documents are reviewed in an individual conference with Professors, and students practice interview techniques for an individual and group interview.
day 5: custom college prep calendar, letter of recommendation request
Students assume teachers will write favorable recommendations, when often teachers won’t write them at all. You’ll plan when, how and which teachers to ask, and leave with your recommendation request ready.
Workshop tuition is $3,000
Tuition covers all housing costs, meals, and materials for the 5-day workshop.
Not included: airfare and spending money.
Students are encouraged to apply for merit, need and special circumstances partial aid that can cover the workshop cost. Deadline is midnight EST, 1 April 2018, no exceptions, and slots are limited.
who we are
WHO WE ARE
A NATIONAL 501C3 STUDENT SERVICES ORGANIZATION dedicated to the transformative power of education.
WHAT WE DO
EMPOWER AND ENABLE students to maximize their potential for college admissions success.
OFFER SUMMER WORKSHOPS that provide comprehensive and individualized instruction on the college application process.
COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS NEED engaged, individualized support for a successful and transparent college application and admissions process.
Front Row will host 2 sessions at Georgetown University in summer 2018:
To give students an authentic university experience, Front Row’s workshops will follow a college schedule with various class sizes, instructors, and presentations. Students will sleep in shared accommodation, two to a room. Meals will be served on campus at Georgetown’s cafeteria. Upon completed registration, students and parents will receive a suggested list of items to bring to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
Front Row Scholars
Each year, Front Row Education awards a merit-based scholarship to one of its workshop alumni. The recipient will receive a $20,000 scholarship (disbursed in $5,000 increments over 4 years) for enrollment at an accredited U.S. university.
Applications are evaluated by Front Row’s Board of Directors on students’ essays, academic achievement, and overall body of involvement and leadership. The scholarship is open to all alumni.
- Essay: What would you choose to do with your life if you knew you could not fail? (500 words maximum)
- High School Transcript
- Proof of University acceptance
- Letter of Recommendation
Materials 1-4 should be sent as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letter of Recommendation (5) should be sent email@example.com directly from the educator. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Application Opening 1 January 2019
Application Deadline 1 April 2019
Award Notification 1 May 2019
Acceptance Deadline 15 May 2019
Information submitted for Front Row Scholars is treated as confidential and will not be disseminated outside of the review process.
In order to maintain their scholarship, Front Row Scholars are required to:
- Provide proof of enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. university;
- Maintain a 3.5 GPA;
- Submit semester updates as requested by Front Row Education;
- Provide a photograph to be used in Front Row materials.
If the recipient does not meet the scholarship requirements, Front Row retains the right to revoke the scholarship.
YOUR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, AND SUGGESTIONS
are the core of what we do—
and what we can all do together–
for college application and admissions success.
Call us at 423-518-0728.
You’ll receive a personal response within the same business day when you email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Programs
Front Row Education
117 S Church Street
Mountain City, TN 37683