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

Students It’s Time to Make Your Summertime Count

According to CNBC, how you spend your summer may have a much larger impact on your future than you think. In fact, if you spend your summer taking part in…

Tracking your application is necessary and simple to do online.

There’s Nothing Wrong with Helping Your Kids with Their College Applications

  For the Student A flawless college application and well-written essay may seem like the winning ticket to any college, but the truth is, even the tiniest of mistakes can…

Why Teacher Recommendations Matter

The college application process can be a stressful time for parents, students, and teachers alike. With how competitive the process has been getting, the importance of a holistic application is…

Advice for Parents of Junior High School Students

While high school may be an exciting time for many children, there are many things that they should do in order to prepare for college. This is especially true if…

What Should I Do?

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…