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Greetings Students & Families!  
 
How is your summer?  I hope you hit the library after selecting some of the books from my RECOMMENDATIONS for SUMMER READING & PROJECTS.
 
This week I discuss “independence” and in my blog earlier this week, you’ll find the first of a two-part series with some great tips for our recent 2019 high school graduates .
As regular readers of my newsletter know, I emphasize the importance of leveraging the high school experience for ongoing discovery and exploration of potential academic interests. My earlier note suggested how summer vacation is both a time to deepen interests and to recharge for the next academic year.   If you need ideas, please give me a call!   833.MY.ESSAY
As evidenced by the text messages I’ve received, many of my students are enjoying their success tackling challenging assignments and research at university summer programs throughout the United States and abroad!
Looking for common ground, students have comfortably found pick-up basketball games, others discovered the vibrance of urban parks and some spoke of emerging friendships with students from around the world. I even heard: “I miss my mom asking me if I’ve done myhomework! (a first time hearing that one!) and “the food isn’t that bad!”  Far away from home, these emerging adults are quite comfortable and confident managing their own time and navigating life on a college campus!

Students are embracing their INDEPENDENCE and exceeding their own expectations!
 

As 4th of July festivities continue throughout the week, it will soon be “Independence Day” for the graduates of the high school class of 2019 as they head out to take their place in the world.  Regular readers of my newsletters know that preparing for your student’s “independence” is a multi-year journey achieved through a partnership the student assumes with parents, trusted mentors, guidance counselors and your college counselor.
It is indeed never too early to begin taking steps to ensure your student(s) have a long-term strategic education plan that fosters their love of learning, solid time management skills and a directed path towards their successful undergraduate experience.
 
As you’ve read in my newsletters and blogs, our goal for all young adults is to develop a passion for learning that is intrinsically motivated.  Their academic and social independence

facilitates a seamless transition to the undergraduate experience.
For high school families in the classes of 2020 to 2023, I encourage you to review some of this year’s blogs on variety of topics and contact me to schedule your back-to-school conference not later than early August. If you have any questions about next year’s course selections, please reach out as soon as possible.
Rising Seniors/Class of 2020 –
My June College Workshop days were productive with many seniors having completed their Common Application core essay before summer and currently working on the college specific research for their supplemental essays.
FALL WRITER’s BLOCK Sunday Series  begins Sunday August 18 and continues into October.  JOIN US In-Person in Boca Raton, Florida or Remotely anywhere Nationwide!
 
Is your student currently working on college essays and applications? Please schedule your Strategic Educational and College Planning Assessment with College Counselor Bonnie Rabin, PhD.
Writing Your College Application Essay- College Admissions & College Application Help--
Writing Your College Application Essay- College Admissions & College Application Help–
TO THE GRADUATES – 
CLASS OF 2019:
While the high school class of 2020 is now focused on college applications, 2019 high school graduates are preparing for their first year at college (and some of you are already enrolled in summer sessions!). I’ve dshare some resources and information for families on a variety of topics for a successful transition to the freshman year.
Consider having a dedicated undergraduate academic advisor on-demand – particularly during the freshman year where many students in larger universities aren’t always given the needed planning and attention.  Are you considering double majors, a minor, unsure of your major, pre-law, pre-med?  You’re invited to learn more about my services as an UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC ADVISOR.
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Graduate School Applications, Transfer Applications & Career Launch
Graduate School Applications, Transfer Applications & Career Launch
Wishing the freshman class of 2023 a very successful and smooth transition ahead! Stay in touch and perhaps reach out to continue your academic advising with me.
High School Seniors (class of 2020), as you begin/continue work on your college applications, I encourage you to revisit newsletters shared the past few months.
Students Take the Lead!
The college application process has many moving parts.  While students are indeed busy, I want to stress the importance of this being a student driven process.  Students are encouraged to take the lead navigating, as it is excellent preparation for the undergraduate experience ahead (course registration, summer internship and study-abroad applications, paying bursar bills, etc.).
Whether you’re ready to write your college essays or just beginning to research colleges and majors, or perhaps you’re spending your summer exploring or deepening an academic/personal interest, I invite you to contact me to schedule your Educational and College Planning Assessment available for rising seniors and all middle and high school students.
Enjoy the Fireworks!
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Bonnie
Bonnie R. Rabin, Ph.D.
Educational & College Admissions Consultant
brabin@collegecareerconsulting.com
561.509.0021
Congrats!!!  A SAMPLE of of recent Acceptances Include:
Carnegie Mellon, Brown, Cornell, Georgia Tech (Engineering, Bio-Chem), NYU, Bowdoin, WUSTL, Reed, Michigan (Engineering & Other majors), U.Illinois (Engineering & Others), Boston U., UNC, Notre Dame, Miami, Dartmouth, Duke, SCAD, Tulane, Drexel Honors, Parsons, Berklee College of Music, U.Arizona, Penn State, UT Austin, Pittsburgh, SUNY Stonybrook, RIT, UF, plus many more…
My students include aspiring STEM, Business, Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Visual & Performing Arts & Humanities majors
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