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College Admissions — Finding Your Niche– Discovery, Confidence, Success !  What’s Your College Plan

College Admissions — Finding Your Niche– Discovery, Confidence, Success ! What’s Your College Plan

Greetings Students and Parents, Yesterday I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Boulder Colorado’s Eliot Andre of Connected Roots.  We share a similar mission- — to paraphrase: guiding our clients to identifying and strengthening the roots that keep...
College Planning– Increasing College Admissions Acceptances  & College Success

College Planning– Increasing College Admissions Acceptances & College Success

Greetings Students and Families! Welcome back to a second semester.   For my seniors (20), congrats to those accepted Early Decision/Early Action  and to those of you awaiting decisions, please don’t forget to keep tabs on your college admissions file. Sample of...
College Admissions– What Do  College Admissions Officers Want To Know?

College Admissions– What Do College Admissions Officers Want To Know?

Greetings Students and Families, In my three-part series on Top 10 COLLEGE ADMISSIONS Mistakes, I gently guided readers to avoiding some of the typical “wrong turns” teens can take to not only make the College Admissions and College Application process...
College Admissions–  What to Include In Your College Plan – AP Courses? SAT vs ACT? Which Extracurriculars?

College Admissions– What to Include In Your College Plan – AP Courses? SAT vs ACT? Which Extracurriculars?

Greetings Students and Parents, It’s the middle of the school year and many students are immersed in their classes, student organizations, jobs,  community volunteer programs and hopefully the combination of all of these demands on each student’s time...
College Admissions:  Early College Planning- The Importance of Sustained & Focused Extracurricular Activities – What Do Admissions Officers Consider?

College Admissions: Early College Planning- The Importance of Sustained & Focused Extracurricular Activities – What Do Admissions Officers Consider?

Greetings Students and Parents, In nearly all my blogs, client newsletters and social media posts I emphasize the importance of diving in – as described in detail here::  COLLEGE PLANNING–FINDING YOUR PASSION! WHO ARE YOU?   As an educator and college counselor...
College Admissions & College Planning – TOP 10 Mistakes to Avoid in High School – Part III of III

College Admissions & College Planning – TOP 10 Mistakes to Avoid in High School – Part III of III

Greetings Students and Parents, Regular readers of my blogs and newsletters know that I discourage a hyper-focus on college admissions that sacrifices student joy. In fact I regularly emphasize the importance of high school as an opportunity of discovery —...