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Category Archives: College Advice
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.
Just what is all this scheming and obsession with college status teaching our children? From the inimitable Frank Bruni – worth reading!
Colleges not only care that students read, but they also care what students are reading as well as what they have learned from the experience. Here are five excellent reasons students would be wise to make time for reading.
Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. The ideal moment to think about this isn’t just before college, but instead earlier in high school — which provides ample time to address issues of college readiness. … Continue reading
Planning for college? Teens wished they had worried less, sought more advice and spent more time on their college applications. At least that’s what nearly 100,000 members of the Class of 2018 said in this recent survey by Seventeen and … Continue reading
This article offers great tips for parents when working with a child through the college admissions process. ”While you may be well-meaning, you may be unintentionally inspiring some negative backlash. Each of these behaviors can usually be reined in by … Continue reading
“As a parent who is one year out from my son’s college admissions process, I offer these insights. First, do not encourage the concept of a “first choice” school. My son applied to six schools, any of which he would … Continue reading
Whether you’re interacting with your high school counselor or your independent counselor during the college admissions process, follow these six guidelines to build an effective student-counselor relationship.
This article highlights important factors for students and their parents to consider when selecting a college. For example, “…even if students are sure of their major, the school they choose should offer a balanced menu of academic programs. A little … Continue reading
As this helpful article explains, a “well-curated college list should come down to about eight schools with several different characteristics. Any more than that tells me students haven’t really done their job, which includes considering what they want out of … Continue reading