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NEWSLETTER – 1/24/2023

THINGS TO DO WHILE WAITING FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION DECISIONS  All of the applications have been submitted and now your student may be feeling anxious as he/she waits for admission decisions. There is no way to speed up the process, but there are some things students can do while they wait:  đź”´ Stay ConfidentDon’t second guess… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – 1/24/2023

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NEWSLETTER – 1/17/2023

NEW HAPPINESS COURSE FOR TEENS  Yesterday, I was excited to see my favorite team over at Character Lab launch a new FREE course for teens:  A recent survey found that 37% of teens say they have poor mental health. This 6-week course aims to curb this mental health crisis by bringing together the best insights… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – 1/17/2023

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NEWSLETTER – 1/10/2023

THE FLUTIE EFFECT IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS Current Juniors: Do you have the University of Georgia or TCU on your college list? After last night’s College Football Playoff game, you should consider Googling the “Flutie Effect.” It’s a phenomenon in college admissions where a winning football season usually results in a swell of applications in the next cycle. It is… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – 1/10/2023

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NEWSLETTER – 1/3/2023

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS for High School Students The New Year always begins with everyone scrambling to set their resolutions. Sometimes, you’re grasping for fresh ideas. To help my students with this task, I’ve compiled a few suggestions. And just so you don't think these are completely random ideas, I've included an actual 2022 college essay… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – 1/3/2023

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 103

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I'm taking some time this week to enjoy my family, celebrate the successes of 2022, and plan for 2023. It has been a pleasure to work with the Class of 2023. We'll spend the coming weeks navigating acceptances, financial aid offers, interview prep, and plans to engage on campus. Next week, the… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 103

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 102

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Santa's making a list - and checking it twice. But he's got nothing on the seniors at Scout! Yes, my seniors have been working on their college lists for months! They've been thinking about college when they're sleeping. And definitely when they're awake! But honestly - I haven't witnessed any pouting or crying, for goodness sake! School exams… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 102

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 101

MERRY HOLIDAY CONVERSATIONS Inevitably, it’s going to happen. Someone at a holiday gathering is going to ask a high school senior, “Where are you going to college?” or “Where have you applied?,” “What’s your ACT score?,” or, maybe even, “Did you hear that Matt got into Stanford?” Most seniors are dreading any question along these… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 101

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 100

PSAT SCORES ARE BACK In October, pretty much every high school junior in the nation took the PSAT. Scores were released yesterday and today, and now many are wondering what’s next.  First, take a few moments to understand how the PSAT is scored. 760 is the maximum score for the Reading/Writing section as well as… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 100

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 99

THE FINISH LINE ... getting those college applications done! Technically, we're there. We are at the point of finishing touches. We are moments away from submitting the final college applications.  Or at least, we should be. Most college applications are due within the first couple of days in January. This week, high school guidance counselors… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 99

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 98

THE POWER OF GRATITUDE My favorite people over at Character Lab had blog on gratitude last week. One line that sticks me with is this: When you feel grateful, you not only go above and beyond to help the person to whom you’re grateful, but you also pay it forward. David DeSteno Thanksgiving is the perfect season to… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 98