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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 Applications- Common App – College Essays– Seniors ’20 What Should You Be Doing Now?

College Applications- Common App – College Essays– Seniors ’20 What Should You Be Doing Now?

Hi Seniors, With a few exceptions- I’m hopeful that everyone reading this blog has completed all their applications – BRAVO!!! It’s hard to imagine…but at that this time next year you will be studying for your first round of college final exams and will...
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 —...
College Admissions & College Planning – TOP 10 Mistakes to Avoid in High School – Part I of III

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

Greetings Students and Families, If you’re a regular reader of my blog – you’ve been reading about SAT/ACT strategies, Financial Aid and Scholarships and High School Curriculum (AP IB AICE) Planning.  I recently addressed College Campus Visits and...
College Applications  – Common App 2019-20  Last Minute Tips for Seniors Who Are LOST!

College Applications – Common App 2019-20 Last Minute Tips for Seniors Who Are LOST!

Greetings High School Seniors- 2020 — and Families, If you’re stressed and drowning in the college application process – it’s time to reach out as there’s now only a few weeks remaining in the college application season.  There’s a...