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Registration for Summer College Essay Strategies is Opening!!

With many colleges waiving SAT and ACT requirements for now, and spring semester grades provided as Pass/No Pass, essays could play an even more important role in the college application process.  This GATE Parents Group-sponsored class focuses on the development of quality essay and personal statement drafts for the UC and Common Application Essay prompts and features one-on-one sessions with the instructor. Classes will be held virtually and are also open to non-SMUHSD students.

Orientation and small group sessions - Virtual

Tuesday, June 23; 6-8 p.m. 

Two Small Group Sessions: 
Tuesdays: June 30 and July 2, choice of 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m.

Two private one-on-one follow up sessions with instructor - Virtual
45 minutes each (over course of summer, variety of times to choose from)

Course Fee: $385

Registration dates:

May 18 - May 24: GATE student only registration
May 25 - June 14: All Students registration (in or out of district) 

Scholarships are available: Complete the Scholarship application

To register and for more Information visit

Questions? Email the instructor Kevin Nelson at