December = Decisions, Deadlines and MORE DECISIONS!

December is an anxiety-filled time. Despite our love for the holidays and hopefully some time off with family, in the world of college admissions we know that three things are…

What NOT to Write About in Your College Essay

With Thanksgiving here and December looming, seniors know that their January 1st deadlines are unavoidable. The next few weeks are often anxiety-filled, and the only way to thwart this is…

Essay CRUNCH!

Guess what SENIORS?? You have 35 days to submit your college applications to schools with January 1st deadlines. AND THAT’S MOST SCHOOLS! With Thanksgiving next week and December’s packed holiday…

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ACT vs SAT: What’s the Difference?

I am willing to bet that the ACT and SAT are both accepted by every college you have on your list. Most schools will clearly tell you that they do…

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How To Avoid The Freshman Fall Debacle

Some college freshmen treat their first term at college as a chance to be let off the leash. Too often, freshman fall is about struggling grades, dealing with roommates from…

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Essays that ROCK!

November 1st is here! I’m super proud of my students right now. Many of them have applied Early Action or Early Decision and we are all exhaling from the hard…

When Early Decision Works, and When it Doesn’t

September is coming to a close and many students around the country will start deciding where they will apply Early Decision. Most schools have November 1st deadlines, with some as…

Are College Sports Worth the Price of Admission?

Are College Sports Worth the Price of Admission?   College sports are running college admissions. College athletics are an incredible revenue generator with a wonderful side-effect: more college applications. Colleges…

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Tips From Our August 2014 Newsletter

Rise and grind! August is here and it’s time to start thinking about college again. Please see the excerpts below from our August newsletter that may help you and your…

How to motivate unwilling young people …

How to motivate unwilling young people who are NOT considering college When it comes to making students aware that they are seventeen and need to start thinking seriously about their…