Category Archives: The College Process

So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

The many online social channels have become a global information network that undoubtedly has many benefits. However, with this increased exposure, it is vital to make sure students are wise and remain safe as they post information online. At College … Continue reading

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Important Common App Details You May Not Know

Important Common App Details You May Not Know

Based on the difficulties of the Common Application last year, so far this year, it’s been a pretty smooth ride. However, there are a few Common App details you may not know that could save you time and aggravation. Continue reading

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Why Distance College Counseling Works

Why Distance College Counseling Works

Isn’t it true that when admission officers evaluate student applications they
really don’t know the students applying to their universities? Other than an
interview that some colleges offer, acceptance decisions are based on
transcripts, test scores (at most colleges), and
recommendations, but more importantly, a written document that is generally
submitted online, the college application.

In order for students to portray themselves in the best light, their GPA’s,
test scores, resumes, essays and recommendations must paint the best
possible picture. The demand for college admissions guidance is so widespread
that to accommodate more students, distance college counseling is necessary. Continue reading

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Applying to College In Another Age

“It was so easy to apply to college when I did it.” This is something I hear daily from parents across the country. Sure, a generation ago, we took the SAT once with no SAT II Subject Exams. Most of us applied to just one maybe two colleges using a black pen and paper and we snail mailed it. We really didn’t give it much thought after that. College was cheap. My first semester at UCLA was $150. Students that were qualified academically were accepted. So, what happened? Population growth as Baby Boomers’ kids reach college age, influx of international students, the Internet and the complexity of the college admissions process are some factors that contribute to the admission frenzy that now exists. Continue reading

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The Advantages Of Hiring An Independent College Consultant

In today’s college admission landscape it is essential that families remain knowledgeable on up to date trends in higher education. Many families begin the college admissions process early in high school so that they obtain as much information as possible about colleges while providing maximum opportunity for their children. The college admissions process is complex and detailed and in order for students and families to navigate this process correctly, qualified private college consultants are becoming more popular. Continue reading

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The “Perfect” College Essay Does Not Exist

Some students have a difficult time starting their college essays. Perhaps, it is a challenge selecting topics or a feeling that their essays must be perfect. The words “perfect essay” are engraved all over the media and Internet. No wonder … Continue reading

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Common Application Changes 2013-14

As thousands of students worldwide get ready to complete the Common Application (www.commonapp.org) launching online August 1st, there are several changes to note. Continue reading

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What Are You Doing This Summer?

Although many decisions are made during senior year, it is best to begin the college process early. Do enjoy some down time this summer but remain productive, active and interested…read, exercise, visit campuses while traveling, keep a journal, develop a hobby and collaborate on something meaningful. Continue reading

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What To Do While Waiting For Admission Decisions

You have undoubtedly worked hard to complete your applications and finally they are submitted! Now what? For the next few weeks, you may feel the anxiousness of the notorious college waiting game as nerves build and decision time gets closer. Here are some tips for keeping track of your submitted applications. Continue reading

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Symptoms and Consequences of ‘Senioritis’

While seniors wait for admission decisions, it is essential that they focus on maintaining a strong academic record and excellent behavior. Colleges do rescind admission offers based on poor academic performance during senior year.
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