3 Tips on How to Avoid "Senioritis"

3 Tips on How to Avoid “Senioritis”

  If they have not heard already, within the next three weeks, seniors across the country will all know where they have been accepted. College use April 1 as a…

Your 9th Grader Needs to be Thinking about College

Your 9th Grader Needs to be Thinking about College

If you think it’s too early to talk about the college process with your 9th grader, you’re wrong. So much of what they will do in the next few years,…

4 Tips to Help Your Child Find Their Match and Fit

4 Tips to Help Your Child Find Their Match and Fit

As a college counselor for the past twenty years, I have talked to numerous students and parents about “match” and “fit.” I am always urging them to consider: who they…

Do You Know How to Help Your Kid in a Hurry?

  Now that we’re motoring through 2017, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are all fully entrenched in their studies and, hopefully, yielding the results of their efforts. Let’s face it: school…

How to Find Great Summer Programs for Your High School Student

How to Find Great Summer Programs for Your High School Student

Summer programs, or a lack of them, can make or break your child’s application. Colleges want to see students who utilize every opportunity that comes their way, which is why…

Why Choosing the RIGHT High School Courses Matters to Colleges

Why Choosing the RIGHT High School Courses Matters to Colleges

  When our students ask me what classes they should be taking their junior and senior year to make them “look good” to colleges, I have a go-to answer: AP,…

7 Things to Consider in the Transfer Admission Process blog

7 Things to Consider in the Transfer Admission Process

While some students might be disappointed in coping with the reality that they wish to transfer, it is important to remind the student that many people wind up transferring for…

New Year's Tips for the College Admissions Process

New Year’s Tips for the College Admissions Process

With the New Year just past us, students, parents, and counselors everywhere are in the midst of another cycle of college applications. Filled with students starting to track their acceptance…

Why Getting into the U of Michigan is Harder than Ever

Why Getting into the U of Michigan is Harder than Ever

The University of Michigan has always been hot. I get it: great academic resources, tremendous alumni network and of course, amazing arts and athletics to make the overall “ra-ra” essential…

The-Deferral-Dilemma

The Deferral Dilemma

The Deferral Dilemma Part of me hates it when our students get deferred in December. Having applied to a school as an Early Decision or Early Action candidate, I am…