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2021-22 Common Application —  OPTIONAL COVID-19 Prompt

2021-22 Common Application —  OPTIONAL COVID-19 Prompt

Greetings Students and Families, If you’re a regular reader of my blogs and newsletters, the past year you’ve read my tips on handling school closings, extracurricular activities on pause,  revised AP/SAT/ACT exams and closed college campuses during...
College Admissions: How Much Can We Afford to Pay For College?

College Admissions: How Much Can We Afford to Pay For College?

Greetings Families, This blog continues my series on Financial Aid and Scholarships- related to your Common Application 2021-22 and your College Admissions Planning   HOW MUCH CAN WE AFFORD TO PAY FOR COLLEGE? Based on whatever “list” of college rankings appeals...
College Admissions & Applications- SAT vs ACT,  Can You Cancel Your SAT Score?

College Admissions & Applications- SAT vs ACT, Can You Cancel Your SAT Score?

  Greetings Middle and HIgh School Students and Families, Recently many high school juniors participated in a within-school SAT testing day — did you know you can cancel your SAT and ACT score without penalty?   To do so, on the day of the test, simply...
College Planning- What to  Include in Your College Admissions Plan – Plan Early!

College Planning- What to Include in Your College Admissions Plan – Plan Early!

Greetings Families! Whether you’ve just started high school (class of 24)  wondering about the classes you’ve selected (don’t have a favorite yet?!) or how to more effectively manage your time– or perhaps you’re a  junior (22)  thinking...
AP Exams– Tips for Preparation – AP Courses & College Applications

AP Exams– Tips for Preparation – AP Courses & College Applications

Greetings Students and Families, This is my third blog in a 4-part series on AP Exams.  As you know, there are three different rounds of exams this spring- your high school will have already determined the dates students will sit for exams.  This can be a stressful...
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...