Kiss Up VS Stand Out: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Engaging an Admissions Officer

Every now and then in life we meet someone who undoubtedly seems to hold our future in their hands. They are the ultimate decision maker and their placement of a…

November checklist

The Ultimate Sophomore Checklist

High school years are just as stressful for the parent as it is for the teen! Making sure your teen is on the right path to not only excel in…

What You Can Do While the Common App is Down

For seniors (or parents) who are trying to log into the Common Application account this week, I’m sure by now you’ve realized that you can’t.  The Common App is taking…

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…

The Extracurricular Edge in College Admissions

The Extracurricular Edge in College Admissions

I met with a rising sophomore yesterday and had a great conversation. We reviewed his potential courses for the next three years as well as his projected standardized testing timetable….

Common Mistakes When Creating A College List

4 Common Mistakes When Creating A College List

It’s July. The college application process will begin in earnest in less than a month when the Common Application becomes available on Saturday, August 1st. Although several schools have already…

What a College Counseling Client Looks Like

What a College Counseling Client Looks Like

I had a great conversation yesterday with a prospective client. She’s the parent of a rising junior at a private school here in Atlanta and had a ton of questions…

The College Process

[Webinar] The College Process: Schools, Applications and Money

  Sign up for our FREE webinar on Monday, February 9th at 9pm EST.   The College Process: Schools, Applications and Money. Join us as we discuss the college process. Also…

Is Your Son a High School Sophomore-

Is Your Son a High School Sophomore?

Let’s have some fun……. Every week, some parent asks me if it’s normal that their kid doesn’t want to talk about college.  I hear it all the time: “I’m not…