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Are Extracurricular Activities REALLY That Important

Studies have shown that children who take part in after-school programs can enjoy the benefit of an academic boost. In fact, such studies showed that students who took part in…

The Pro’s and Cons of Social Media for College Admission

When it comes to enrolling in college, there are several tips that can be of the utmost help. You, of course, want the admissions process to be as smooth as…

3 Ways to Work a College Waitinglist

3 Ways for Parents and Students to Work a College Waiting List

With college decisions coming in fast and furious, many students get the sometimes-confusing “waitlist” decision. I had a mom email me last week to tell me that her son was…

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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 accepted. Colleges use April 1 as a target date to…

Different Ways to Demonstrate Interest

Last spring, I sent an email to the parents of my rising seniors about demonstrating interest to colleges. In the email, I explained that it was an increasingly a critical…

The Student-Athlete Playbook

I love March Madness. I can’t get enough of the thrills, but even more, it’s the energy of the kids on the court and in the stands that make me…

Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success

A new player entered the college application game two years ago and still may be presenting more problems than solutions.  While the jury is still out on the impact it…

Why Choosing the RIGHT High School Courses Matters to Colleges

When our students ask me what classes they should be taking their junior and senior year to make them “look good” to colleges, I have a go-to answer: AP, honors,…

How and Why I Love HBCUs

Part of me has always wished that I went to an HBCU. For those of you who do not know, HBCU stands for Historically Black College and University.  Wikipedia defines…

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Love and College Admissions: A Valentines’s Day Special

Love is a wonderful thing and should be shared between people, pets, healthy endorphins and food. Yet, I still hear it all the time from students and parents: “we loooove…