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LOUDwomen Prep

A college counseling service for rising juniors and seniors. Get direct guidance from counselors who have been admitted to the nation's top schools!

1-on-1 Counseling

Three 1-on-1 counseling meetings to discuss your Applicant Profile and application goals.

Application Strategy

Work with counselors to develop an efficient application strategy.

Personalized Resources

Gain insight about the application process for schools, scholarships, and educational programs.

Essay Editing

Work with several counselors to edit your college essays. Walk away with complete Common App and supplemental essays!

 
 

Program Overview

As part of our recent fundraising effort, we are launching LOUDwomen Prep to help students, especially young women and those from rural areas, approach the (often daunting!) college application process.

Seniors - $200

Overview

In order to best prepare our rising seniors for the many college application deadlines coming their way, students will walk away from LOUDwomen Prep in August with a completed Common Application, as well as several college-specific essays.

Over the course of July and August, this online counseling package will get you FOUR group sessions that review every key aspect of the college application process, THREE 1-on-1 consultations with a LOUDwomen Program Director, personalized resources to organize your materials and build an application strategy, and over THREE weeks of essay editing help.

The LOUDwomen Prep senior counseling service is open to ALL RISING SENIORS, no matter your location, gender, etc.!

Why choose us?

LOUDwomen Prep is run by college students and recent high school graduates who have just completed the process that you are about to take on. We know what it is like to be in your shoes, and we have lots of advice to share!

 

The world of college applications is full of vague recommendations and confusing lingo. LOUDwomen Prep aims to demystify the process and provide direct guidance along the way. Our counselors navigated new terms like "REA," "ED2," and "supplemental essays" so that you don't have to! We want to help you present the best version of yourself to your dream schools and make the application process as simple and approachable as possible.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all funds raised through LOUDwomen Prep go directly towards helping LOUDwomen fund its programs and organizational expenses. We only charge what we need to help keep our programs running. We do not want cost to be a barrier to any student interested in benefitting from this program. We are happy to provide fee waivers upon request; please email loudwomencommunity@gmail.com for more information.

Juniors - CLOSED

Overview

Although rising juniors will not begin writing essays and creating their college application materials until next August, there are many things they can do now to strengthen their profile. Junior year is critical - it is usually filled with tough classes, standardized exams, academic camps, and extracurricular activities. Junior year also gives students the time to really explore their interests in depth. We want to help you navigate all of that!

This online counseling package gives students one personalized consultation about how to strategically approach junior year and the summer before 12th grade. We look at your academic background and interests to recommend ways you can productively allocate your time over the next year. We also offer one group session to give you an overview of the college application process and how to be best prepared for it.

The LOUDwomen Prep junior counseling service is open to ALL RISING JUNIORS, no matter your location, gender, etc.!

Why Choose Us?

All together, our counselors offer expertise on a wide range of interests, so we can give you advice on ways to explore your passions both in-school and out-of-school. From recommending educational summer camps to suggesting ways to get involved in your community, LOUDwomen Prep wants to help you make yourself a strong candidate for college admissions, as well as a thoughtful, dedicated human!

While LOUDwomen Prep only works with juniors during the month of July, we provide students with the tools and resources necessary to succeed beyond our program. We utilize our 1-on-1 consultation to provide you with a personalized plan for the full year leading up to college applications.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all funds raised through LOUDwomen Prep go directly towards helping LOUDwomen fund its programs and organizational expenses. We only charge what we need to help keep our programs running. We do not want cost to be a barrier to any student interested in benefitting from this program. We are happy to provide fee waivers upon request; please email loudwomencommunity@gmail.com for more information.

DISCLAIMER: LOUDwomen Inc., its members, and its counselors cannot guarantee a student's admission to any schools, colleges, universities, scholarship programs, etc. When you register for LOUDwomen Prep, you understand and agree that we cannot give an accurate statement on the likelihood that you or your student will be admitted anywhere. We are not responsible for a student's lack of admission to any school, college, university, scholarship program, etc.

Our Process

 

Seniors 

1. Application Profile

Once registered, each senior will be asked to complete an Application Profile Form, which allows the Program Directors to create an Applicant Profile for the student. This form asks questions about the student's demographics, academic background, and college goals/interests. The Applicant Profile creates a roadmap of the details shared on the Form, and a strategy for how to approach the student's applications.

2. First 1-on-1 Consultation

After you receive your Applicant Profile, we will set up a 1-on-1 consultation to discuss your application strategy in more detail. We will also share resources on organizing your application materials, filling out the Common Application, and writing essays.

3. Group Sessions

Throughout July and August, we will host four sessions for all registered LOUDwomen Prep seniors. These sessions are detailed below, and cover information about creating an application strategy, completing the Common App, and looking for scholarships.

4. Personalized Resources

The second 1-on-1 consultation will involve using personalized resources to create your essay and application strategy. We will work with you to look at the essays required by colleges you are hoping to apply to. We will also discuss REA, EA, ED, and RD options for your schools.

5. Essay Editing

Students will have the opportunity to work with our counselors on their Common App essay in July, and their supplemental essays in August. You will get direct help from various counselors over the course of three weeks.

Juniors

1. Application Profile

Once registered, each junior will be asked to complete an Application Profile Form, which allows the Program Directors to create an Applicant Profile for the student. This form asks questions about the student's demographics, academic background, and college goals/interests. The Applicant Profile creates a roadmap of the details shared on the Form, and a strategy for how to approach the student's junior year.

2. 1-on-1 Consultation

After you receive your Applicant Profile, we will set up a 1-on-1 consultation to discuss your junior year plans in more detail. We will provide you with guidance on interest exploration, including suggesting summer camps, in-school activities, and community engagement.

3. Group Session

Our LOUDwomen Prep junior group session, detailed below, will give students and parents an overview of the application process and ways to build a strong applicant profile throughout junior year.

Sessions

 

Seniors

Our senior college counseling program has four virtual Group Sessions, where we review various parts of the application process. In addition to these sessions, each student receives three 1-on-1 consultations and over three weeks of essay editing help.

SESSION 1

Application and Essay Strategy

Jul 15th, 5pm CT

SESSION 2

The Common Application

Aug 4th, 5pm CT

SESSION 3

College Interviews, Deferral, Waitlist, and Scholarships

Aug 23rd, 5pm CT

SESSION 4

Next Steps, Approaching Senior Fall

Aug 27th, 5pm CT

Juniors

Our junior college counseling service has one virtual Group Session, where we prepare our students for the college application process. While most application work will not begin until the August before your senior year, this session will help you utilize your junior year to best prepare you for applications. In addition to this session, each student receives a 1-on-1 consultation.

SESSION 1

Application Strategy and Approaching Junior Year

Jul 16th, 5pm CT

Our Counselors

 
Priya Thelapurath
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Program Director

Harvard University 

Priya is a rising sophomore at Harvard University from Bentonville, Arkansas. She is pursuing a joint concentration in sociology and computer science because she is passionate about addressing inaccessibility and educational inequity using innovative technology. Priya enjoys bullet journaling, drinking chocolate milkshakes, and dancing with her college Bhangra team! She hopes to pursue a post-grad career in Law.

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Shorna Alam
She/Her
Counselor

MIT 

Hi, I'm Shorna Alam!  I'm going to be attending MIT in the fall, and I hope to major in Computer Science and Molecular Biology. I'm an aspiring computational biologist and researcher - I'm especially interested in genomics and cancer biology. In my free time, I'm an amateur artist and baker, as well as a big fan of murder mystery novels, alternative rock music, and frogs.

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Clayton Kincade
He/Him
Counselor

Georgetown University

Clayton plans to attend Georgetown University in the fall and major in International Politics. Actively involved in the speech and debate community and a former member of National Honor Society, Clayton is passionate about advancing the equality and equity of Arkansas' educational programs. He is specifically concerned with the mental health, socioeconomic, and educational issues present within Arkansas.

Ashwin Marathe
He/Him
Counselor

Columbia University

This fall, Ashwin will attend Columbia University and major in Political Science-Statistics. Ashwin is drawn to the data collection side of politics and enjoys reading about the latest polls in political races. When he’s not catching up on the day’s latest news, he is most likely listening to his favorite Indian Classical music or playing basketball with his friends.

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Henry Oltman
He/Him
Counselor

Columbia University

My name is Henry, and I am from Harrison, AR. This fall, I will attend Columbia University in New York City as a part of the Class of 2025. I hope to pursue a degree in political science with a concentration in Spanish on the pre-law track. In high school, I was very involved in school politics and spent a lot of time working and volunteering for the surrounding community. I am passionate about Arkansas and the issues its people face, specifically education inequality and the encroachment on basic civil rights. My plan as of now is to return to Arkansas after college and to begin a career in public service. 

Ananya Vangoor
She/Her
Counselor

University of Arkansas - Bodenhamer Fellow

I will be attending the University of Arkansas as a Bodenhamer Fellow, representing the class of 2025. I will be majoring in computer science.

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Nikita Venugopal
She/Her
Counselor

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business

Hi, I’m Nikita! I’m an incoming sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. I’m pursuing a degree in Legal Studies & Business Ethics at Penn’s Wharton School of Business, and I hope to go to law school afterwards!

Iman Snobar
She/Her
Counselor

University of Chicago

Hello, my name is Iman Snobar and I will be a part of the University of Chicago class of 2025 this fall with a double major in Political Science and Ethnic Studies with a minor in Human Rights. I am very adamant about civil liberties and am keen on becoming a human rights attorney alongside a political career. As a first-generation and low-income student, college apps were difficult, but I was able to navigate it through resources like this one! I am so happy to be an assistance to you and am well versed in the essay portion of the application process. My favorite word of advice?: Show, not tell. 

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