Dear ACC Senior Students and Parents,

As the summer is quickly coming to a close with school just around the corner (yikes!), our rising senior clients are beginning to dive into their college essays. To better manage the essay process, we are implementing a new system using Google Classroom. Our hope is that this will lead to improved organization and collaboration between students and coaches, ultimately resulting in top-notch essays to support your applications.

In addition to your main personal statement (Common App), your Coach will review unique supplemental essays for up to 12 colleges. For your reference, we have compiled the writing prompts and requirements for dozens of the most applied to colleges in the country in this spreadsheet: ACC College Essay Database.

Important Note on Deadlines: Please allow up to 48 hours for your coach to review and provide feedback on each individual draft that you submit.

As a first step, please watch the video tutorial (split into 2 parts) below that will guide you step-by-step through the procedures for drafting and revising your essays. For those of you new to Google Classroom, viewing the tutorial in its entirety should be especially helpful:

You will need the ACC Class of 2019 Google Classroom Code in order to enroll in the class. Clients should Contact The Coach if they need the code. Also take note of the following to help you get started:

  • Add this link to your personal bookmarks: classroom.google.com
  • You need a Google Account to use Classroom. If you do not have one, click here for instructions.
  • Google Classroom features work best with the Chrome Browser. Click here to download.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. Happy essay writing!!

Best regards,

The ACC Team