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Should We Brainstorm Essays Now? – Part 1

The Common Application has announced that the 2018-2019 personal essay writing prompts will be the same as the seven 2017-2018 essay prompts.  And while we are a few months away…

Best Books for Your High Schooler

Best Books for Your High Schooler

Hi everyone! A fellow independent college counselor recently published a blog with the best books for high school students as they prepare for college, and I thought “what a great…

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Seniors Parents Read This! — Senior Checklist Part 1 – Early September

If you are the parent of a senior in high school, there’s a good chance that you’re sweating. There’s a lot to do and there’s a lot of stress.  …

How High School Seniors Can Demonstrate Interest

How High School Seniors Can Demonstrate Interest

The 2017 school year is here. Or will be here in mere weeks. For students and parents who part of the class of 2018, the time is now to schedule…

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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…

Veteran's Day To Do's for Seniors

Veteran’s Day To Do’s for Seniors

Veteran’s Day is Friday, and I salute my dad, uncles, cousin and any other men and women across our country who have served and sacrificed for my freedom. Without my…

top15 College Essay Supplements of 2015

Top 15 College Essay Supplements of 2015

Top 15 College Essay Supplements of 2015 2015 is over!!! Well, almost.. in 2 more days or so. As we welcome in 2016, almost every student across the country will…

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What Does Deferred Mean? BONUS: FINAL Senior Application Checklist

What Does Deferred Mean? BONUS: FINAL Senior Application Checklist Happy almost holiday break everyone! With a week to go before we all (hopefully) have some time off with our families,…

the senior scramble blog post

The Senior Scramble

I have been away waaaay too long! Sorry for not posting anything since mid-November, but I took some time off to be with my family and, of course, focus my…

Veteran's Day To Do's for Seniors

Veteran’s Day To Do’s for Seniors

Today is Veteran’s Day, and I salute my dad, uncles, cousin and any other men and women across our country who have served and sacrificed for my freedom. Without my…