Parents, Are You Wondering If Outside Recommendations Are Helpful?

Parents, Are You Wondering If Outside Recommendations Are Helpful?

The short answer to the question is “yes.” Outside recommendations can come from employers, clergy, or people in the community who know your child well. These recommendations can add an…

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Tips to Get Your Child Ready for the PSAT!!!!

Well, not you exactly, but your kid. Most juniors and many sophomores will take the PSAT this month and need to know what to do and what to expect. I…

The 5 Things Every College Freshman Must Do To Be Successful

The 5 Things Every College Freshman Must Do To Be Successful

Most college freshmen have been in school for at least a month now. They’ve gone to classes, found the library and partied a little bit. All of this is part…

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3 Reasons Why Students Should NOT Email Admissions Reps in September

This time of the year, almost every parent we work with asks me if their kid should email the admissions counselor at their first choice school. My consistent response was:…

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The Do’s and Don’ts for Parents and the College Admissions Process

I love my children dearly. As a father of four, there are only a few things I would not do for them to ensure their happiness. Would I choose their…

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Here Are 5 Reasons Why College Rankings Rule

They’re here…… I spend a lot of time in airports, and one of the requisite things to do in all airports is to cruise the news and magazine stands. Admittedly,…

How To Ace The College Interview Part 2

How to Ace the College Interview – Part 2

Last week I wrote about what questions your child can ask in a college interview. CLICK HERE to check out the blog and make sure your child is armed with…

HOW TO ACE THE COLLEGE INTERVIEW - PART 1

How to Ace the College Interview – Part 1

With senior year fast approaching — or already begun — parents around the world are looking at calendars and figuring out when and how their child will be able to…

The "Why This College" Essay is More Important Than the Personal Statement

The “Why This College” Essay is More Important Than the Personal Statement

Across to country, many seniors are realizing that the college application process is real and upon them. It’s a terrifying and exciting time to be in the 12th grade. As…

The Extracurricular Edge in College Admissions

The Extracurricular Edge in College Admissions

I met with a rising sophomore yesterday and had a great conversation. We reviewed his potential courses for the next three years as well as his projected standardized testing timetable….