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College Admissions – When Will Colleges & Universities Reopen- What’s Online College & Undergrad Policies

College Admissions – When Will Colleges & Universities Reopen- What’s Online College & Undergrad Policies

Greetings High School and Undergraduate Students and Families, It’s been over five weeks since I wrote my first note with some practical guidelines for managing your academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time, I’ve written close to a dozen...
College Admissions COVID-19 Update —  Impact of Cancelled SAT ACT Test Dates– Your College Plan?

College Admissions COVID-19 Update — Impact of Cancelled SAT ACT Test Dates– Your College Plan?

Greetings Students and Families! I hope you are all healthy and finding balance and peace given the challenges we all face together during the Coronavirus pandemic.   Teens are facing unique issues with remote learning and social distancing from their friends....
College Admissions Planning– Summer Programs During Coronavirus– Online Programs?

College Admissions Planning– Summer Programs During Coronavirus– Online Programs?

Greetings Students, As regular readers of my college admissions newsletters and blogs know, college admissions is a holistic– meaning that college admissions officers want to know about how your perceived academic and personal interests were developed...
College Admissions – Making the Decision – Where to Place an Admissions Deposit? Negotiate Financial Aid Awards

College Admissions – Making the Decision – Where to Place an Admissions Deposit? Negotiate Financial Aid Awards

College Admissions Decision Notifications Have Arrived!   Greetings to Seniors ’20 (and early thoughts for classes of 2021 and 2022)! Congratulations! Last year at this time, many of you were involved in visiting college campuses. You set out to identify and...
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 Essays– Juniors ’21 Are You Ready?  Join Our Writers’ Block Workshop

College Essays– Juniors ’21 Are You Ready? Join Our Writers’ Block Workshop

Greetings Students and Families, My sophomores (22) and Juniors (21) are engaged in college research — learning more about potential academic majors that are a “fit” for their emerging interests and talents.  Whether you’re working with a...