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….

It's Called a Personal Essay So Make It PERSONAL!!!

It’s Called a “Personal Essay” so make it PERSONAL!!!!

College essays can stress people out. Students and parents alike often want the “personal essay” statement to be a summary about a teenager’s entire life. Or they want it to…

Does Contacting a Professor Help with Admissions?

Does Contacting a Professor Help with Admissions?

I get this question all time, and there is no blanket “yes” or “no”’answer. Different schools have different relationships with their faculty. Most professors have little impact on the decisions…

Your Child Does NOT Have to Write a Personal Statement Now

Your Child Does NOT Have to Write a Personal Statement Now

It’s easy writing time for seniors. Everywhere you go, someone is talking about the college essay and what’s a good topic. Parents spend hours in Barnes and Noble and read books…

Your Child Does NOT Have to Write a Personal Statement Now

How Much Independence Should Parents Give Their Kids in the Admissions Process?

I get this question a lot, especially from moms and dads who have not historically helped their kids with homework in high school. Parents who have trusted their kids for…

3 Most Important Senior Year Admissions To Do's Now

3 Most Important Senior Year Admissions To Do’s Now

Tis the season! Although this is a term normally solely allotted for the Thanksgiving through New Year holidays, this is the season for me. And, in some ways, for you…

summer reading for parents

Summer Reading for Parents of High School Students

Summer reading is a joy for most adults and a necessary evil for most students. Every year since elementary school, kids have been told what to read before school starts….

How to Talk to Your Child About Social Media and College Admissions

How to Talk to Your Child About Social Media and College Admissions

Your child’s use of social media will impact their college admissions process. Whether they engage with a college’s Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat account, or any other social media…