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Is This the New Normal? Let’s Talk College Admissions

Join us for a Zinc Webinar: February 9, 7 – 8 p.m. ET

Featuring Larry Momo, Director of College Counseling at the Trinity School, and Matt Bardin, Founder + CEO of Zinc Educational Services and Zinc Learning Labs

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in sweeping changes for the admissions landscape, making the past two admissions cycles wildly different from previous years. As data from this year comes in, our experts will discuss which developments are here to stay and how their impacts may ripple out for current juniors and sophomores. We’ll have plenty of time for Q&A, so please bring your questions!

Can Summer Programs Help Your Kid Get Into College?

Zinc’s Favorite Highly Selective Summer Programs for Teens It can be transformative for kids to have the experience of going away on their own. Summer programs, camps, and volunteer trips are great ways for them to flex their independence while digging deep into a topic or project that lights them up. We often recommend that […]

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Falling in Love with the College Essay

Zinc’s Essential College Essay Advice With just 650 words to introduce yourself to a school, the college essay is a new kind of writing and can feel daunting at first. We asked several senior Zinc tutors (all of whom are also published writers) how to craft an outstanding college essay–and have a great time while […]

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To Test or Not To Test?

Test Optional and the Upcoming School Year If you’ve been following the news around higher education and admissions this year, you’ve no doubt been flooded with stories about colleges going test optional. We wanted to take a moment to address the new looming question: to test or not to test?  Test optional has actually been […]

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Watch our Webinar

Check out Zinc’s latest college admissions webinar, where our experts discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020-21 admissions cycle. They also shared insider tips on researching schools, the application process, and what to do once you’ve been admitted. Moderated by Anne Pratt, Zinc’s college counselor, with: Adam Sapp, Assistant Vice President and Director of Admission, […]

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Admissions Webinar

As college admissions data continues to roll in, we’re starting to get a sense of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the landscape. We’ll explore trends from this year’s exceptional cycle and learn what these developments might mean for current juniors and sophomores. Moderated by Anne Pratt, Zinc’s college counselorPanelists:Adam Sapp, Assistant Vice President and […]

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