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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...
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 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 Admissions – You’ve Got Mail!  Now What?  Finding Your Perfect College “Fit”

College Admissions – You’ve Got Mail! Now What? Finding Your Perfect College “Fit”

Greetings Parents and Students, So your inbox and postal mailbox are overflowing- and the content suggests you’ve been selected. Indeed you have – you’ve been selected to receive marketing brochures– you are wonderful – you are special...
College Admissions – EARLY DECISION College Applications  – You’ve Been Deferred– Now What?

College Admissions – EARLY DECISION College Applications – You’ve Been Deferred– Now What?

Greetings Seniors – Especially Early Decision Applicants. In Early Decision/Early Action I focused on understanding these college admissions options when submitting your college application and I also provided you with some thoughts on how to evaluate whether Early...
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 —...