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College Applications:  After the Confetti — Managing Your College Admissions Process- Common App 2020-21

College Applications: After the Confetti — Managing Your College Admissions Process- Common App 2020-21

Hey High School Seniors and Families! Many of you have likely already submitted one or more of your college applications on the Common App 2020-21.  If you’re an Early Action/Early Decision applicant- you are well aware of earlier due dates and I urge Juniors...
College Applications & Common App 2020-21  – Seniors – What Should You  Be Doing Now?

College Applications & Common App 2020-21 – Seniors – What Should You Be Doing Now?

Hello Seniors and Families!I Regular readings of my blogs have read quite a few blogs the past two post on on test optional policies, college essays and all the moving parts of college applications. I’d like to refer you to a few blogs to help you manage the...
College Admissions Planning- 8th to 11th What to Do Now?

College Admissions Planning- 8th to 11th What to Do Now?

Greetings High School Students and Families! Your school year is well underway. As a college advisor, I’ve met with all my clients to set their strategic educational and college admissions plan for the year.    Our goal is to adjust course...
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS – YES YOU CAN AFFORD COLLEGE! PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES?

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS – YES YOU CAN AFFORD COLLEGE! PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES?

Yes you can afford college! Little known facts…. Need Blind Admissions Nearly all colleges practice “need blind admissions” meaning admissions decisions are unrelated to your request to be considered for financial aid. (The exception- International students –...
College Applications and College Essays: Tips for Writing Your College Specific Supplemental Essays Part II of III

College Applications and College Essays: Tips for Writing Your College Specific Supplemental Essays Part II of III

Greetings Seniors (2021) and Families of all High School Students, This is the second of a two-part series on College Application Essays. In Part I- I discussed the Core College Essay. This blog focuses on learning more about how to tackle the College Specific...
College Admissions Planning- The Role and Importance of Extracurricular Activities

College Admissions Planning- The Role and Importance of Extracurricular Activities

Greetings Students and Parents, If you’re an ongoing reader of my  blogs and social media posts, you know how often  I emphasize the importance of diving in – as described in detail here::  COLLEGE PLANNING–FINDING YOUR PASSION! WHO ARE YOU?   As an educator and...