Feeling overwhelmed with where to even start to be ready to apply to college? Not sure what to do AFTER you've applied?

Wish someone could just spell it out for you every month and give you timely, actionable items that move you forward?

Then you need ...

Imagine being emailed 12 months of action items that help put (and keep) you on track!

These individual to-do lists for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will spell it all out for you.

Each grade-level-specific calendar lists out the action items you should be doing every month for your particular grade level that will prepare you for applying to college after junior year ... and will keep you moving forward during senior year.

Get 12 months of guidance through college prep strategies -- customized to your current grade level.

Not sure how to start prepping to make sure you're a standout college applicant?

Feeling overwhelmed with thinking about college applications?

Tired of your parents nagging about what you need to get done -- and when -- for college applications?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, wouldn't a step-by-step, month-by-month guide be exactly what you need to eliminate some of the stress college prep invariably brings?

As an essay coach, I work with college applicants to help them recognize their accomplishments and draw unique connections between their life experiences, their values, and their college and career goals. I offer a customized approach to brainstorming, writing, and editing admission essays, and my accessibility and relatability to students are the cornerstone of my approach. I’m proud to ease the stress between students and parents while increasing students’ writing confidence.

But I also realize essays are just one part of the application puzzle. That's why I created this calendar: To give students every advantage they can get, from the beginning of their high school career to after their last application is submitted.

Here's How This Calendar Can help
With college admissions getting increasingly competitive, it can feel overwhelming (if not downright impossible) to ensure you're going to be a competitive applicant. This guide walks you through all the things you need to consider, including:

When to start thinking about ACTs and SATs -- and how to decide which one is right for you.
How to research colleges.
How to explore your strengths and potential majors.
Strategies for paying for college, including financial aid and scholarships.
How to brainstorm great essay topics.
How to get the most out of your college visits.
Important application dates.
Valuable links and resources to support your college search.

And you get it all at a fraction of the price of working with a college consultant!*

* These calendars don't replace working with a college consultant, but they CAN make things easier.

What Else Can This Calendar Help You Do?

By breaking to-do items down monthly from July-June, you know exactly what you should start thinking about (and doing) ... and WHEN. Here's how it works:

9th Grade Calendar: Covers July after 8th grade until June of 9th grade.

10th Grade Calendar: Covers July after 9th grade until June of 10th grade.

11th Grade Calendar: Covers July after 10th grade until June of 11th grade.

12th Grade Calendar: Covers July after 11th grade until June of 12th grade.


Why All Students Need This Calendar!

It gives you time-sensitive information so you don't miss a thing. Monthly tasks ensure you know exactly what to do, when.

It lets you see a full year's worth of application strategies all at one time -- perfect to put in your college planning binder.

It helps eliminate the stress and confusion that can be associated with planning for and applying to college.

Consult your school's college and career counselor or an independent educational consultant for a more comprehensive, personalized list of action items for your unique situation.

Let's Recap ...

12 months of to-do items that help simplify college applications.

Customized action items for each grade level, starting the July BEFORE they enter the grade level to the June they FINISH that grade level.

Valuable links and resources that cover everything from scholarships to applications to sports recruiting.


OR GET ALL FOUR YEARS FOR $107 (it's like getting one year free)!

That's just a little more than $3 a month. Less than your specialty coffee drink each month! 

What are you waiting for?

Your questions, answered.

  • Which grade-level calendar should I buy?
    These calendars run from July to June, so it covers a full academic year.

    If you're buying this over the summer or at the beginning of the school year, you might purchase the calendar for the grade level you're CURRENTLY in.

    If you're buying this with just a few months left of school, you might want to buy the calendar for the NEXT grade level.

    Or if you don't want to miss a thing, consider buying the calendar for all four grade levels at a discount. It's like getting one grade-level calendar free!

    Not sure which one to buy? Email us at help@essay-coach.com first!
  • Does this replace hiring a college counselor?
    No. This doesn't replace the one-on-one, customized services that a college counselor offers. But for just over $3 a month, you'll receive many of the same action items an advisor would have you do and think about.
  • What will I get with my purchase?
    You'll get access to my complete 12-month calendar. Each month has several action items to complete. Some months (and some grade levels) have more than others, but each month will have AT LEAST three action items.
  • Will you be updating this?
    Yes! This will be a live document, and there may be changes and updates I make. I'll let you know if anything has changed, and the link in your purchase confirmation email will ALWAYS go to the most current version!
  • Will anything be mailed to me?
    No. This is a digital product only. No physical copies will be mailed to you. Immediately upon purchase, you'll receive a link in your email to the calendar in Google Docs.

INSTANT access to this Google Doc calendar and monthly to-do items is waiting for you! 

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There are no refunds or exchanges on digital products. All sales are final.

Purchasing this product means you'll be subscribed to my weekly email list, which you can unsubscribe to at any time. Contact help@essay-coach.com with any questions or concerns.

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    9th Grade Calendar$37.00
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    10th Grade Calendar$37.00
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    11th Grade Calendar$37.00
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    12th Grade Calendar$37.00
  • Preferred option
    Get All 4 Years at a Discount!$107.00

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