After the Last Bell: Why your Child’s After School Activities Matter

September is in full swing and hopefully, by now your child is settled into the best routine to help him or her have a great academic year. For high school…

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Juniors (Class of 2019), you’re up!

While everyone thinks that the fall is all about seniors and what they have to do for the college process, juniors are now officially on the clock. In ten months,…

Why Applying Early to Colleges is Essential

Why Applying Early to Colleges is Essential

  In less than six weeks, colleges will begin accepting applications from the class of 2018. In fact, a few schools — U of Alabama, Wake Forest — begin accepting…

3 Things to Know About Summertime Visits and Interviews

Parents, here are 3 Things to Know About Summertime Visits and Interviews

Can we all agree that few things in life are better than summer? With the sun shining, most of us smile more, laugh more and simply enjoy our families.  With…

How and Why Southern Colleges are Winning

How and Why Southern Colleges are Winning

Duke and UVA have long been considered the “Ivy League” colleges in the south. With their sprawling campuses, rich and famous alumni and plentiful resources, it’s no wonder why they’re…

College, Athletics and Admissions Decisions

College, Athletics and Admissions Decisions

Like many people, I spend part of my Saturday afternoons in the fall watching college football.  I love sports and I love college, so it’s perfect combination. I am also…

4 Ways to Get into a Big College Fast!

4 Ways to Get into a Big College Fast!

College football (CFB) season kickoffs tomorrow and most of America is pumped. CFB means tailgating, marching bands and yes, the exhilarating games. I know I’m ready for a big weekend…

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Top 5 Reasons Why College Rankings Rule

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

5 Ways To Make Your College Essay Shine

5 Ways to Make Your College Essay SHINE!

Last week, our 5 Ways to Kill Your College Essay was a hit. In life, isn’t it so good to know what NOT to do in order to win? Given that…

5 Mistakes That Can Kill Your College Essay

5 Mistakes That Can Kill Your College Essay

It pains me to hear students say “I don’t like to write.” As a writer and former English teacher, I find the written word to be powerful. Magic can happen…