Johns Hopkins University

Leah Learned How to Navigate the College Application Timeline as a First-Generation Candidate

Johns Hopkins University
Leah knew she wanted to go to college and eventually medical school to become a doctor but didn’t know where to turn for information and advice on applying.
We helped her navigate the process and receive an early acceptance to Johns Hopkins University.

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No one in Leah’s family had attended college; as the eldest of three siblings, she wasn’t sure where to turn to for insight. As a first-generation applicant, she was worried about ensuring her application documents were complete and submitted on time. In addition, Leah was concerned she wouldn’t have the time to produce a stellar application around her busy schedule, filled with AP courses, a babysitting job, and extracurricular involvement.

How Did Quad Education Help?

We built a detailed project plan based on Leah’s input and schedule to ensure all her documents would be edited, perfected, and submitted on time. We carefully helped her strike a balance between her regular life and preparing college applications, ensuring she’d avoid burnout without putting her activities on hold. Our expert admissions counselors ensured she understood all parts of the application process, including helping her navigate the Common Application.


Leah applied to Johns Hopkins University through early decision and was ecstatic to receive an acceptance letter from her dream school.

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