Tag: getting into college

How to Get into Your Dream College

How to Get into Your Dream College

| April 23, 2013 | 1,082 Comments

By May 1, which is National Deposit Day, students will have officially committed to which college they will attend in the fall. Graduating high school seniors (and their parents) are breathing a sigh of relief right now as the college decision-making process is over. Families of high school juniors, meanwhile, are keenly aware that college […]

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Don’t Let College Rejections Stand in Your Child’s Way

Don’t Let College Rejections Stand in Your Child’s Way

| April 6, 2012 | 1,273 Comments

This is an incredibly emotional time of year as high school seniors receive their college admissions notifications. Most receive great news that they have been accepted to their dream college or to several awesome colleges from which they must choose one to accept. Others get wait-listed, the limbo of the college admissions process or get […]

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Community Service and Summer: Steps to College

Community Service and Summer: Steps to College

| March 23, 2012 | 1,370 Comments

The simple fact is that schools want good citizens. Community service is an important admissions factor for colleges.  Although there are a lot of resources out there for improving grades and standardized test scores, there is very little guidance about performing community service. Many summer service programs for teens are based in impoverished or rural […]

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Accepted Early Decision? Five Dangers to Avoid

Accepted Early Decision? Five Dangers to Avoid

| December 29, 2011 | 214 Comments

Congratulations for getting accepted Early Decision to the top college of your choice.  You deserve knowing that you have found your match college so early. YET, every year I work with students who lose their ED spot, because they enter what I term the “black hole of senior year.” If you mess up, a kid […]

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