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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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A Win-Win Opportunity to Save Money and Earn College Credit

Some students do not start college as high school graduates.  They begin their college experience while they are still in high school.  This trend is growing across the country. There are several ways that students can earn credit while in high school:  Advanced Placement Courses, Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment, Dual Enrollment, and International Baccalaureate courses.  It […]

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Study Tips for High School Students

My top ten study tips for High School Students are the following: Be sure that you are organized. Keep a planner with everything that must be accomplished short term and long term regarding school assignments, tests, and quizzes. Make your deadlines to complete work or study for tests 5 days earlier than the assignment/test/quiz so […]

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The Gap Year: Making the Right Choices for the Future

For some students who may be undecided regarding the path that they would like to take at the conclusion of high school, gap years have become a popular alternative.  A college education may sound good, but the student may feel that he or she wants to experience the world and its possibilities before settling down […]

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A Summer Camp Can Make College- and Career-Planning Fun

A Summer Camp Can Make College and Career-Planning Fun

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