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College Applications – Common Application Essay Prompts  2020-21

College Applications – Common Application Essay Prompts 2020-21

Greetings High School Students and Families- and Especially Juniors – Class of 2021! The Common App Prompts for 2020-21 are Unchanged The Common Application has announced that the Core College Essay-or Personal Statement prompts for the 2020-21 college...
Coronavirus and College Admissions: School Closings, Campus Visits, SAT & ACT Testing Cancellations, Study Abroad, Summer Collegiate Programs

Coronavirus and College Admissions: School Closings, Campus Visits, SAT & ACT Testing Cancellations, Study Abroad, Summer Collegiate Programs

Greetings Students & Families! In recent years, I’ve written to you in the wake of weather-related school closings following Irma and Dorian and sadly, following horrific community shootings – some too close to home. Today, we face a new threat and I...
College Admissions & Applications- SAT vs ACT,  Can You Cancel Your SAT Score?

College Admissions & Applications- SAT vs ACT, Can You Cancel Your SAT Score?

Greetings Middle and HIgh School Students and Families, Earlier this week, many high school juniors (’21) participated in a within-school SAT testing day — did you know you can cancel your SAT and ACT score without penalty? If you have questions about SAT...
College Applications – Increase Chances of College Acceptance- Contests & Competitions

College Applications – Increase Chances of College Acceptance- Contests & Competitions

We are zooming along in the second-semester and it’s the perfect time for a check-up  – Planning Courses, Exploring Summer Opportunities, Confirming Testing Schedules, Planning College Campus Visits, Thinking about Majors & College “Fit”...
College Admissions Planning –  AP vs IB vs AICE  – Best Fit for Your HS Student?

College Admissions Planning – AP vs IB vs AICE – Best Fit for Your HS Student?

Greetings Middle & High School Families! Happy Valentine’s Day–“love” –it’s one of those words that students overuse or misuse in college and scholarship essays– “I’ve been in love with science for as long as I...
College Admissions- Should Your Teen Attend a Collegiate Summer Program ?

College Admissions- Should Your Teen Attend a Collegiate Summer Program ?

Greetings Students and Families, College Applications and College Admissions has many moving parts– and all teens and their families should be well informed to minimize stress and create a joyful path throughout high school leading to a successful undergraduate...