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Category: College Admission


What will you do this summer to have experiences that are both meaningful and impress colleges on your applications? Looking for free and low-cost solutions? Now is the time to start planning. As the parent of a current senior who Read more…


I work with a lot of families who are overwhelmed with the information (and misinformation) they receive about college admission. How important are activities? Grades? Courses? Recomendations? Are there good options for B and C students? With all the stories Read more…


Many students can strengthen their college applications with quality letters of recommendation. Unfortunately, too many students miss out of this opportunity because they didn’t think to send recommendations that were not required.   Unless your student is assured of admission Read more…


Over the years I’ve gotten a lot of requests from families interested in taking some type of interest or career aptitude tests. Students feel pressured to choose a college major during the application process. Parents want to make sure they are Read more…


You’ve likely heard the advice to make sure you include a “safety” school in your college list. I’ll start by saying I hate the term “safety school” because it makes those colleges seem like inferior choices—places a student might end Read more…


Sometimes in working on the details of the college admissions process, we forget the big picture. With SAT and ACT scores, extracurriculars, class rank, letters of recommendation, and so many other factors, it is easy to loose sight of which Read more…

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