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2004, 2022

Summer: The Perfect Time to Dive Into the College Application Process

By |April 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

In addition to taking a break from school and ideally doing something of value in an area of interest, the summer can be an outstanding time to dive into the college application process.  Even just working an hour or two a week can make a big difference in the overall process and workload.  Here are a few tips on how to make the most of those summer months in order [...]

403, 2022

Tools for Simplifying College Research!

By |March 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

by Jacqueline Schaefgen There are so many websites, search engines, and apps available these days to access college information that it can be overwhelming ! Here are a few that are comprehensive and easy to use!  College Hunch - this mobile app is one our new favorites! It has easy to use search and filter functions (including location map-based college searches) and all relevant school-specific admissions, cost, and general data [...]

402, 2022

Bring on Summer

By |February 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

by Counselor Jacquie There’s nothing like that feeling of finishing up the last final exam and knowing that school’s… out… for… summer!  For many teens, summer brings relief from busy structured days and stress of school, which many teens balance with extracurricular activities and part time jobs.  But ask any high schooler if they want to be bored and the answer is typically a resounding no!   The great thing [...]

1212, 2021

Attention Juniors: Here’s how to make the most of your Activities section in your Common Application

By |December 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Whether you’re starting with a blank screen or you’ve written down a quick list of your high school activities and you’re wondering where to head next, here are some tips on how to get the most out of the Activities Section on your Common Application. Before we start, here are some quick reminders: 1) you only have 10 entry spots, 2) you only have 150 characters maximum for each spot, [...]

1212, 2021

How to make the most of a waitlist or deferral position

By |December 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

While the admissions news might not be exactly what you had hoped for, hearing back about a waitlist position or deferral spot can be a great opportunity for you to reaffirm your interest in a college, giving yourself the best possible opportunity to gain admission in the future. First, unless otherwise specified in the materials from the college itself, I would suggest sending a thoughtful and detailed email letter directly [...]

1212, 2021

Finding Your Passion – Who, what, when, where and why?

By |December 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

When I first start working with a family, I am often asked about this mysterious idea of “finding your passion.” While most of the time the question initially comes from parents, I have a feeling that the high school student is just as interested. But how do you go about discovering your passion at a younger age when your coursework is fairly prescribed, your activities are somewhat limited but what’s [...]

1212, 2021

How to get a sense of a college without visiting

By |December 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

While visiting a college campus is typically the strongest way to determine fit, much can be done before or in lieu of a visit to get a sense of a school. Here are some tips for exploring a campus virtually: Go to the college’s website and explore the Undergraduate Admissions page. What themes or messages are highlighted throughout the admissions materials? Attend a Virtual Information Session, offered live regularly and [...]




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