Class of 2021

The Fenwick App!!
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Write for Acceptance

For Rising Seniors
On-Line via ZOOM

Rising Seniors, Jump Start your College Application Essay!

Dates: June 22-26 at 8am
Cost: $350

Click here to Register.

If you are a: fall athlete or in the fall Drama Production, applying to a competitive school, applying for early acceptance, a procrastinator or writing is not your strength then you need to begin writing your college application essay NOW so you return to school in the fall with a final draft ready to upload into your applications.

How to get organized for writing your essay:

ØDo the colleges you are applying to require an essay or writing sample? If you are using the Common Application to apply to colleges, an essay is required.

ØHow competitive are the schools you are applying to? The more selective the school, the greater weight is given to the writing sample in the admission process. Will your essay be strong enough?

ØWho is reading your essay? What are they looking for in a student? What will capture (and keep) their interest?

ØWhat topics are definitely ones to stay away from? Will my essay stand out if I write about COVID 19,the pandemic or quarantine?

ØWho is the essay to be about? Once an Admissions Counselor has read my essay, how will they describe you?

ØHow long must the essay be?

ØHow many ideas can you come up with while brainstorming?

ØWhat is your writing process?

ØWho will give you the best feedback on your many drafts?

ØWho will edit your essay?

ØHow will you know when your essay is ready to upload into your application(s)?

If you feel you need help, Write for Acceptance, Inc. is for you. Write for Acceptance, Inc. is an intensive five day course designed for the rising senior. This year the course will be held virtually from June 22nd through June 26th***. Students will meet as a group each morning beginning at 8:00am and will then be working with one instructor in groups of eight students. In addition, each student will work with instructors one on one through Zoom meetings as well as editing sessions that will be through email. Students are expected to be available through Noon each day and may have editing sessions if requested by the instructor after noon. The goal of the course is for every student to complete a Final Draft that will be read and critiqued once again in September. At the end of the week, each student and their parents will be invited to a meeting where the student will read their DRAFT and their progress will be discussed. Students who attend the course are given support throughout their college application process in writing both additional essays and short answer questions required by college applications they are submitting.

Students will be expected to write and produce drafts throughout the week. Drafts will be submitted to their instructor and will be returned with suggested edits. Attendance in class is recorded and absences or frequent tardiness will be reported to parents via email. Students will be encouraged and receive support to write an essay that reflects their writing ability and makes them stand out from other applicants. To do this, students need to be engaged in the classes and willing to write and re-write many drafts as well as attend all sessions with their instructors.

***If we fill the June 22nd – June 26th session, we will offer a second session June 15th through June 19th.

Write for Acceptance, Inc. is a program designed and administrated for the past fifteen years at Bishop Fenwick by Ms. McLaughlin. Ms. McLaughlin is currently a Guidance Counselor at Bishop Fenwick High School with a proven record of mentoring students striving to write effective college application essays. Additional professional staff will be hired to assist as dictated by registrations.

Please register securely online through the link below.

The fee of $350.00 for Bishop Fenwick students includes all materials, class coaching, one-on-one editing sessions, one re-read with edit in September, support with additional required essays and short answers plus the family meeting at the conclusion of the week long course. For questions, contact Ms. McLaughlin, MLM@FENWICK.ORG or 978-587-8316.

Questions? Contact Ms. McLaughlin at or by phone 978 587-8316.