Author Archives: Valerie Deutsch

Can Zoom replace the college experience?

Interesting insights from the Atlantic’s Ian Bogost: “The pandemic has made college frail, but it has strengthened Americans’ awareness of their attachment to the college experience. It has shown the whole nation, all at once, how invested they are in going … Continue reading

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COVID & teen’s mental health

“With so many struggling (during the pandemic), it’s a vital time to offer support to teenagers in your life. Here’s how to start, how to teach resilience and warning signs that might signal your teen needs extra help.”

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COVID & college admissions

For this NYT op-ed piece, Frank Bruni interviewed Jeff Selingo, one of the best journalists covering higher ed. Selingo observes that the playing field for admissions will be the same this year, but that some of the rules will go … Continue reading

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Class of 2021 & college admissions

From Rick Gates, Georgia Tech’s Admissions Director, an excellent piece on the future of college admissions and enrollment, with projections on what’s going to happen with admit rates, yield, and waitlists for the Class of 2021. A reassuring prediction about … Continue reading

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Drumroll…class of 2020!

It’s May 1 (National College Decision Day) and although this May 1 looks quite different from past May 1s, I want to sincerely say “Congratulations!” to College Advisory’s Class of 2020. Although you will forever be considered the Class of … Continue reading

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Will COVID kill the SAT?

A powerful argument and a student-centered response against standardized testing from NACAC (National Association for College Admissions Counseling) including the concern that “standardized testing at its most useful needs to be standard and not dependent upon a student’s home life, … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Graduations, milestones

For many young people, sheltering at home means missing milestones and public recognition of their achievements. Here’s some helpful advice for parents of graduating high school and college seniors.

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Celebrating humanity through music

We’re all in this together! This is worth a watch. Over 5,000 People singing 🔸 66 countries 🔸 3 part harmony 🔸 One humanity

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COVID-19: Considering a gap year?

With COVID-19 creating uncertainty around a traditional campus experience this fall, some high school seniors are considering postponing college and taking a “gap year” instead. Admissions deans are encouraging students not to rush their college enrollment decisions as the coronavirus … Continue reading

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College decision: head, heart…wallet

Making the college enrollment decision? The author of this article, a veteran school counselor (and dad), makes the case for considering three key factors: head, heart, and wallet. 

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