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3 Questions Every Junior Parent Should Ask a Senior Parent

Most senior families are DONE with the college application process. They have survived what many call the most brutal nine months of their children’s lives. Why? Because we are a…

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Start the Common Application NOW!!!

Last year, in 2016, the Common App did something that every student and parent I know appreciated: they made the application available online early in the spring. That means for…

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What are the Admissions Requirements of a Student-Athlete?

Two weeks ago, I told you how much I love March Madness. I can’t get enough of the thrills, but even more, it’s the energy of the kids on the…

4 Ways To Explore College Options with March Madness

4 Ways To Explore College Options with March Madness

I love March Madness. For the next two weeks, I will be glued to my television watching as much as I can of the men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments….

High School Sophomores Need a Plan NOW!!!!

High School Sophomores Need A Plan Now!!!!

  A few weeks ago, our blog post highlighted the importance of 9th-grade students beginning to think about college. As crazy as it sounds, it’s imperative that every year of…

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…