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College Admissions Acceptance Rates– What to Ignore!  Common App 2020-21

College Admissions Acceptance Rates– What to Ignore! Common App 2020-21

ADMISSIONS TIP:  Acceptance Rates: Don’t Obsess Over Them! My recent blog: 2024 Acceptance Rates: Myths to Understand  shared some important information to hopefully clarify why you should NOT be concerned or focused on these data. For the curious, the blog...
College Admissions Planning- COVID changes the path- Stay on Target– What’s Your College Admissions & Educational Plan?

College Admissions Planning- COVID changes the path- Stay on Target– What’s Your College Admissions & Educational Plan?

Greetings Students and Families! As summer vacation is underway,  I’m eager to hear about  the revised internship and volunteer experiences  underway– plans have certainly changed and this summer will undoubtedly be unique in many ways in the middle of the...
College Admissions- Last Minute Tips for Jnrs & Snrs – What If You’re Waitlisted? Gap Years? Negotiating Financial Aid

College Admissions- Last Minute Tips for Jnrs & Snrs – What If You’re Waitlisted? Gap Years? Negotiating Financial Aid

Greetings Students & Families! Congratulations to all Seniors!  I’m so proud of everyone – college acceptances, lucrative scholarships and invitations to participate in research/honors programs. Bravo! Most Seniors have spent the last month making...
College Planning:  Welcome Back – Tips for A Successful Academic Year – On Target?

College Planning: Welcome Back – Tips for A Successful Academic Year – On Target?

Greetings Students and Families ! Whether you’re a high school senior (2020) working on your college applications, or a student new to high school (and maybe even wondering about classes and AP vs. AICE vs IB curriculum options)– each new school year...
College Admissions Planning-  Summer Project: Coding is an Essential Skill – STEM, Business, Humanities & the Arts!

College Admissions Planning-  Summer Project: Coding is an Essential Skill – STEM, Business, Humanities & the Arts!

Greetings Students & Families!   As summer vacation is well underway,  I’m eager to hear about internship and volunteer experiences as my students journey to Costa Rica, China, Spain, Greece, England and Russia, further exploring their emerging fields of...
College Admissions Planning Tips:   Social Media #socialmedia!

College Admissions Planning Tips: Social Media #socialmedia!

Greetings, As a college counselor serving students of all academic levels and interests, my experience as College Admissions staff member allows me to share the inside look at how to increase your chances of success as a student and during the college application...