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College Admissions Planning on the Summer Solstice

College Admissions Planning on the Summer Solstice

Greetings Students and Families,,  It’s here!!  June 20 marks the official start of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and today is the Summer Solstice. What does the Summer Solstice have to do with Educational and College Planning? I’m Glad you asked!  ...
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...
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 —...