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Interested in learning more about Near Peer Mentors?
Having difficulty writing your college application essays? Not sure how
to start, what a good essay looks like, or what an admissions officer
wants to hear? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you've
come to the right place.
As your final summer as a high school student slowly comes to an end,
the realization of what lies ahead becomes a daunting reality. You'll
undoubtedly have friends and classmates at different points in their
college application journey. Some will have a college list ready, gone
on campus tours, and even drafted a couple of application essays.
One of the first but perhaps most challenging steps of the college
application process is forming the "perfect" college list. According to
College Board, high school seniors should apply to an average of between
5 to 8 colleges. As you probably already know by now, you should tier
these universities into reach, target, and safety schools.
The value of a near-peer mentoring model has started to gain traction in
recent years. For those unfamiliar with the term, a near-peer mentor is
typically defined as a college-level student who guides a middle or high
school student through a process or curriculum that they themselves have
previously gone through.