NHHEAF Summer Session

Essay Prep

Rising high school seniors- looking to get a jumpstart on your college essay? Register today for NHHEAF’s Summer Session: Essay Prep! In this interactive workshop, you will hear how the essay is utilized in the admission process, gain insight directly from college admission representatives, learn critical essay writing strategies, participate in essay topic brainstorming activities, and begin drafting your college essay.

We have both in-person and virtual options for this event. In-person dates will be held at our Concord office at 3 Barrell Court, Concord NH 03301, except for the July 14th session for North Country students. This will be held in the North Country, at the WMCC Campus, 646 Union Street, Suite 300, Littleton, NH.

*Please note: Students will not have a finalized college essay by the end of this workshop. Registrants will have the opportunity to schedule individual 30-minute follow-up appointments with CCP staff to continue their college essay journey.

Session Dates (Please note you may only register for ONE session):

  • Essay Prep - Session 1 (In-Person) on Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Event date has passed
  • Essay Prep - Session 2 (In-Person) on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Event date has passed
  • Essay Prep - Session 3 (Virtual) on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Event date has passed
  • Essay Prep - Session 4 (Session Canceled) on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Event date has passed
  • Essay Prep - Session 5 (In-Person) on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Event date has passed
  • Essay Prep - Session 6 (Virtual) on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Event date has passed
  • Essay Prep - Session 7 (In-Person) on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Event date has passed

Webinar Series for Parents & Students

Summer Sessions 2022 - This summer to complement our college boot camp workshops for rising high school seniors, we have created companion webinars for students and their support system. By providing the same information to student’s and those who support them, we hope to empower everyone to tackle the college application process with ease. Here are this summer’s offerings:

Selecting colleges and applying for admission can be overwhelming. This session is intended to educate the family of a college-bound student about the college admission process, including topics like: narrowing your list, considering a campus tour, completing applications, being aware of deadlines, the senior year timeline, and the basics of financial aid.

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Community colleges are a viable alternative for students who choose a two-year credential / Associates degree as a substitute for a 4 year/Bachelor’s degree, or want to use their time there as a stepping stone to a 4-year bachelor’s degree. This session will compare and contrast 2 year schools with 4 year schools, covering topics like the application/admission process, degrees/majors offered, class schedules, cost, financial aid/scholarships, and academic support.

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The college essay can be one of the more daunting aspects of the college admissions process. This session will help families and their student get better insight into how a college essay can make a student stand out. We will cover what colleges are looking for in an essay, choosing a topic (and what to avoid), how to let the student’s voice shine, why critical thinking matters, and more!

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Over 900 colleges and universities use a ‘universal’ admissions application called the Common App. There are multiple components to the Common App, and students need to gather all required information before it can be submitted. This webinar will go over the aspects of the application like parental background information, letters of recommendation, the essay (or essays, if certain schools require more than one) as well as school supplied information like GPA, transcripts, deadlines, and the overall time it can take to get this done. Starting the process early can ensure it is completed accurately and on time!

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The college financial aid process is one of the most bewildering and misunderstood aspects of applying to college. In this webinar, we break down the process so your family can be prepared when it is time to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). We will tell you what financial information/documents to have ready, what financial aid is and isn’t, and familiarize you with terms related to financial aid, so the process makes sense!

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College Boot Camp Summer Series: Ongoing Collaborative Writing Groups on the College Essay

Over the course of three, one-hour sessions, college bound high school seniors will join a college counselor to collaborate on the college essay. Sessions will be facilitated like a college writing seminar which will prepare students for typical classroom experiences in college. At the end of the four week program, students will leave with a revised draft of their essay.

Together with their classmates, students will:

  • Work closely with peers in a small group setting
  • Participate in writing activities to inspire creativity
  • Draft their essay
  • Complete weekly writing activities at home between sessions
  • Engage in a peer review to get and provide feedback
  • Meet privately with a college counselor in a 30 minute coaching session to discuss essay

Program requirements:

  • Attend a College Essay Boot Camp prior to joining the Writing Group
  • Participate actively with peers and counselor
  • Be respectful of other’s writing, life experiences, and opinions

Dates Offered:

Group One – August 18, August 25, and September 1
Group Two – August 19, August 26, and September 2
Both groups from 4 – 5 PM on Zoom


College Essay Collaborative Writing Groups are full, registration is closed.