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College Planning Tips: Summer – How to Effectively Use This Time for Exploration & Recharging!

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Greetings, Summer is a time to reset and recharge in anticipation of another successful school year.   If you haven’t had time to review some of my earlier blogs and client newsletters, I encourage you to explore the recent topics: Year-End Planning and Curriculum Planning. I look forward to speaking with you at your “Year-End”  and/or “Back-to-School” Educational and College Admissions…

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College Admissions Tips: Seniors Are You Working on Your Common Application College Essay?!

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Attention High School Seniors (19) and parents! If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to get started on your college applications.  Specifically, it’s time to start your College Applications- Common Application, Coalition or College Portal- It’s ESSAY TIME!   If you’re late getting started with college admissions planning, don’t worry because whether you’re just starting to get organized or you’ve…

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College Admissions at the Summer Solstice!

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Greetings, Today marks the official start of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere! What does the Summer Solstice have to do with Educational and College Planning? I’m Glad you asked! The 2018 summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurred June 21 at 6:07 a.m EST, approximately 45 minutes after sunrise for residents of the East Coast and just before dawn throughout…

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College Admissions Tips: SAT/ACT Testing, Preparation, Accommodations & Don’t Worry!

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College Admissions Tips: SAT/ACT Preparation, Accommodations & Don’t Worry! Don’t Worry! We can all agree that the College Admissions process is complex and your application will most certainly be evaluated on several comprehensive criteria.  There are now more than 1000 Accredited Colleges and Universities  DE-EMPHASIZING ACT/SAT Scores to Admit Substantial Numbers of Students Into Bachelor-Degree Programs.   This list can be found here at FAIRTEST…

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College Admissions Tips: Don’t Obsess Over Acceptance Rates

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ADMISSIONS TIP:  Acceptance Rates: Don’t Obsess Over Them! My recent newsletter: 2018 Acceptance Rates: Myths to Understand  shared some important information to hopefully clarify why you should NOT be concerned or focused on these data. For the curious, the newsletter did conclude with a chart of the previous two years of acceptances rates at several universities. If you didn’t see your colleges…

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College Admissions Tips: How to Use Social Media To Your Advantage!!

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ADMISSIONS TIP: Social Media: Yes They’re Watching You!   Well there’s no accounting for taste, but there most certainly is a need to have a taste for a good online filter.  Whether you’re applying to an undergraduate or graduate program or changing careers, job hunting or the like, the culturally accepted practice of keeping one’s personal and professional life separate…

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College Admissions Planning Tips: End-of-Year Reminders

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Greetings: END-OF-YEAR Reminders CONFIRM EXAM REGISTRATIONS:  Please review your College Board and ACT accounts to ensure that registration has been confirmed for all SAT/ACT and SATII subject tests for  May and June.  Yes, invariably some registrations are not accomplished as intended. Also, remember, if you’re ill the day of AP exams – there are make-up days scheduled on May 23…

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College Admissions Tips: When is Dual Enrollment the Right Fit?

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Greetings Everyone, Please join me in offering congratulations to all our graduating seniors (’18) and their families!! It’s Time for Reflections:   YEAR-END EDUCATIONAL & COLLEGE PLANNING ASSESSMENT As the end of the school year is within sight, I invite all students to reflect upon goals set in August. Which of your goals were easily attainable?  Why?  What have you…

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College Planning Tips! College Acceptance Rates

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Greetings Students and Families!  Continued Best Wishes to All Students Preparing for Exams!   If case you missed last week’s newsletter with some last minute tips for AP exams and links to grading rubrics, here’s the link: READ: AP EXAMs: Last Minute Tips & Grading Rubrics As Juniors (’19) are surrounded by graduating seniors (’18) wearing their college t-shirts and hoodies,…

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TIPS: What Should You Be DOING NOW!

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Greetings Students & Families Shortly after the winter break, my newsletter focused on some strategies / things to do between January and the college decision notification dates senior families marked on calendars. In case you missed recent newsletters, here are links: Planning Your CAMPUS VISITS: Increasing Your Chances of Admissions This note provides insights on what you can accomplish in…

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