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College Admissions – Tips for Recent HS Graduates for College Freshman Success– Curriculum Issues During COVID? Online Campus?

College Admissions – Tips for Recent HS Graduates for College Freshman Success– Curriculum Issues During COVID? Online Campus?

Greetings Students and Families This blog continues my multi-part series — this is part III with even more tips for new and currently enrolled undergraduates. Understanding Undergraduate Degree Requirements Impact of COVID-Revised AP exams & other entry...
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...
College Admissions – Building Your College Plan – Early Planning with Your Online College Counselor

College Admissions – Building Your College Plan – Early Planning with Your Online College Counselor

Greetings Students and Families, As we complete another academic year – I’ve offered my Congratulations to all middle and high school students in my last blog posting for having successfully completed the most unpredictable challenge.  You pivoted without...
College Applications- Scholarships? Where’s The MONEY???  $$$$ – It’s There!

College Applications- Scholarships? Where’s The MONEY??? $$$$ – It’s There!

Greetings, If you recently read my four-part series on financial aid, you may have concluded you’re not eligible for financial aid but hopefully appreciate the practice of “tuition discounting” – a different version of scholarships. I wrote...
College Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships – Part IV of IV– Yes You Can Afford College! Public vs. Private?

College Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships – Part IV of IV– Yes You Can Afford College! Public vs. Private?

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-  New & Optional COVID-19 Common App 2020-21 Essay Prompt

College Applications- New & Optional COVID-19 Common App 2020-21 Essay Prompt

Greetings Students and Families, If you’re a regular reader of my blogs and newsletters, you’ve been following my tips on handling school closings, extracurricular activities on pause,  revised AP/SAT/ACT exams summer cancellations and closed college...