For College Students, Summertime is NOT (necessarily) "Downtime"

Why college admissions offices LOVE students who finish strong!

The old adage of “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” is extremely applicable to grades 9-11. With all that June brings — sunshine, more smiles, more tests,…

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

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

I get the question a lot, “How much independence should parents give their kids in the admissions process?” especially from moms and dads who have not historically helped their kids with…

Your Kid's College List Should Look Like

Your Kid’s College List Should Look Like…….

  No bigger question is on the mind of junior families right now than, “What should my kid’s college list like?” Or to rephrase it: “Where should he/she apply?” It…

The BEST SAT and ACT Information You'll Ever Get

The BEST SAT and ACT Information You’ll Ever Get

As you can imagine, we get bombarded with SAT companies wanting to share their contact info with us so we can, in turn, share it with our awesome clients. We…

Parents- Does Your Child Know What To Do at a College Fair?

Parents- Does Your Child Know What To Do at a College Fair?

Spring is here and college admissions reps are on the road. This is the time of year when admissions officers may be hard to pin down because 1) they’re trying…

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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…