Greetings High School and Undergraduate Students and Families,

If you have questions on your college applications or college planning goals – let’s schedule your Second-Quarter College Admissions Planning Conference.

It will soon be time to plan summer 2023– a time for exploring and engaging across a variety of settings designed to deepen connections to educational and career paths. Many of my students attend a pre-college program, and if you’re lucky enough == you will find a fantabulous (I love that word!)  local research or internship experience. Or maybe you’re the  high school student ready to experience the culmination of a decade of attending sleepaway camp in the counselor leadership team,  or the aspiring medical and law students eager to line up a perfect internship. What do to this summer?

First, let’s look at making the most of your online experiences.

  1. Should you consider a pre- collegiate program? Yes-   this as this will help you meet your college planning goals?In  College Admissions & College Planning- What Are You Doing This Summer?   I spoke about the many advantages to attending a meaningful summer program including:

    ooking at all of the advantages above to attending-   You will however meet people from all over the world  and  have an independent away-from-home experience –

    Just Finished 8th-9th-10th– If the price is “reasonable” and the course is something new and nothing you could accomplish at high school- go for it.  Personally,

    If you have a limited budget but also have limited experience in the coursework related to your potential major areas of study–this program may have been critical to demonstrating what we refer to as “informed interest) (and the course may have even added to a less than stellar list of activities related to your perceived academic major area of interest) . If this sounds like you- we should explore this in a conversation ASAP.

    The KEY QUESTION to ask of the summer program academic advisor is about the format of the learning. If the class  is just a pre-recorded lecture without any visible virtual face-to-face small group discussion– this is waste of your time. You can read the textbook on your own. That’s harsh – but true.  The second question- is how much contact will be provided–in small group, in one-on-one virtual dialogue to learn with others.

  2. Making the most of your remote internship
  3. Other opportunities

    Need ideas for this summer – ?  Let’s talk about your emerging academic and personal interests and create a balanced list of hands-on projects, online opportunities and reading that will leave you energized and recharged for the next academic year and add value to your overall college admissions portfolio.



I’m certain you have many questions about your college plan -and how to make adjustments.  If you’re a junior, this is the perfect time of year to be exploring majors and creating your balanced list of colleges.   Please reach out to schedule your Online College Counseling session with College Advisor Bonnie Rabin, PhD

I invite you to schedule an online college counseling session with me to begin your college major research, shape your balanced list of colleges and being your Common Application process and college essays.

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