Capstones: What they are and why you need one

Recorded Wednesday, March 31 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


What is a capstone project? How will it help me stand out to colleges? And what does it convey to admissions officers?

Stop by this Wednesday to have all these questions answered, and more! Hale will walk you through how to plan and execute your own capstone project in a way that will demonstrate passion and growth to admissions committees. We'll cover the entire process of a capstone, from ideating your project idea, to finding the resources to make it a success, and (of course) discussing your capstone in college applications. There will also be time for questions, so be sure to let Hale know in the chat if there's anything else you were wondering about the capstone process.

Your host

Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Work Experience: I am a senior at Yale and excited to begin my fifth admissions cycle working with CollegeVine. After four years of working directly with students, I can't wait to engage with the people and the process in new and innovative ways online.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Hale and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
20:30@Payita:Some colleges ask for work that you have done outside your academic environment; if you do something for example for a job (a research project), would it qualify as a capstone or would it need to be academic?
34:37@elena:Is it too late to start a capstone as a current junior?
35:17@anonymous:Did you have a capstone project? If so, could you talk a little bit about it?
41:20@Payita: During COVID times and strict quarantines, what would be examples of capstone projects?
45:25@anonymous:Your capstone project primarily went into play during your senior year (?). Did it play an exceptional role in your acceptance to Yale?
52:32@Payita:Would an EE for IB on music if I am part of a national orchestra, referring to music education as a poverty alleviation program, would this count as a capstone?


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