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Career and College Planning Services–Update 4/9/2020

With the announcement today that all schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year, it is increasingly important that all students and families start the career and college planning process during this time. Major discounts for my career and college planning services are now being offered for any students who sign up […]

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Coronavirus and Its Impact on the College Admissions Process

The Coronavirus and Its Impact on the College Admissions Process The coronavirus/COVID-19 has changed college admissions for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, college campuses will “return to normal” by August or September, but that is uncertain at this time. Student should check email (including junk mail folder) frequently for updates from the colleges. Students should consider […]

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College Application Season Etiquette

College Application Season Etiquette As the college application season gets underway, the following are some tips to remember: 1) High school seniors applying to college will need to write emails to admissions officers, teachers, and others throughout the application process. Some important tips to remember: address all adults by appropriate titles, write in complete sentences, […]

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The Extra-Curricular Factor

  There are several factors involved in evaluating students’ college applications. These include a rigorous high school course load, high school grades, SAT/ACT test scores, the college essay, recommendations, and extra-curricular activities. Although extra-curricular activities are not required for high school credit or paid employment, these activities are important when students are applying to college. […]

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Summer Checklist for High School Students Planning for College

Summer Checklist for High School Students Planning for College There are several tasks that high school students can start during the upcoming summer months which will give them a head start on career and college planning: Summer break is a perfect time for rising seniors to work on college essays.  Students should give themselves plenty […]

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There are APPS for that–The Career and College Admissions Process

The career search and college admissions processes have become more complicated and time intensive. Technology through various mobile apps offers some helpful methods for engaging in the process. Many of them are free or charge a minimal fee. There are various types of career and college planning apps which can be categorized as follows: Test […]

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Tips for Understanding Award Letters

The fall season is filled with high school seniors applying to colleges and families completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and possibly, the CSS profile (College Scholarship Service Profile).  After college applications and the financial aid forms are submitted, students and families anticipate the receipt of the college acceptance letters followed by […]

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The Benefits of Hiring a Private Career and College Counselor–My Complete Interview with Happenings Magazine–October 2016

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  When should a student begin meeting with a college counselor? The earlier the better – I work with students in grades 8-12. If students start early, they can begin to complete the necessary tasks over time instead of cramming them into a few months of senior year.   What are the advantages of hiring […]

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Show and Tell College Admissions

College admissions departments want to know that prospective students are wholeheartedly interested in their schools.  It is not enough to just complete and submit a college application.  There are several different ways in which students can show how much they really want to be on a particular college campus at the start of the semester. […]

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Updates for Current Sophomores and Juniors

Common App accounts created in 2015-2016 will roll over to 2016-2017! This means that juniors can create their account now — or whenever they are ready — and it will be available for them in 2016-2017 as seniors. The College Board will offer the SAT test for the first time in August for the 2017-2018.  The […]

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