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College Admissions – Making the Decision – Where to Place an Admissions Deposit? Negotiate Financial Aid Awards

College Admissions – Making the Decision – Where to Place an Admissions Deposit? Negotiate Financial Aid Awards

College Admissions Decision Notifications Have Arrived!   Greetings to Seniors ’20 (and early thoughts for classes of 2021 and 2022)! Congratulations! Last year at this time, many of you were involved in visiting college campuses. You set out to identify and...
Keeping Your College Admissions Plan On Target and Healthy During COVID-19 — TIPS

Keeping Your College Admissions Plan On Target and Healthy During COVID-19 — TIPS

Greetings Families, In case you missed my note over a week ago- I offered some concrete suggestions for how to navigate some of the unchartered territory ahead.     Click to read:  Coronavirus and College Admissions: School Closings, Campus Visits, Cancellations and...
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 Planning:  HS Courses – AP vs IB vs AICE — Electives & College Applications?

College Admissions Planning: HS Courses – AP vs IB vs AICE — Electives & College Applications?

  Greetings Middle & High School Families!   It’s Time for Course Planning 2020-21   AP, IB, AICE, Academies,  Dual-Enrollment??!! At this time of year, students and parents are focused on course selection and there is quite a bit of uncertainty  about...
College Planning- AP vs IB,  SAT vs ACT, Extracurriculars?

College Planning- AP vs IB, SAT vs ACT, Extracurriculars?

Greetings Students and Families! As our Seniors (2020)  have wrapped up their college applications – including most Early Decision and Early Action College Applicants receiving news by now -(Click to Read about whether Early Decision or Early Action are Right...
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...