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NEWSLETTER – Edition 73

COLLEGE OPTIONS: WHERE DOES THE SEARCH BEGIN? Whew! My week in Philadelphia at the IECA Spring Conference was exhausting - and exhilarating! Literally, I met with more than 100 admissions advisors representing colleges from coast to coast. New schools (Law School at High Point), new majors (Digital Media & Film at St. Lawrence), new programs… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 73

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 72

IECA SPRING CONFERENCE This week I'm in Philadelphia for the IECA Spring Conference. This is the first in-person conference in two years for the Independent Educational Consultants Association - and people are out in force. I was expecting several hundred people. There are more than a thousand! I've already learned so much - and have… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 72

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 71

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH I can't let the month of May go by without supporting Mental Health Awareness Month. One of my new favorite mental health resources can be found at Active Minds. Here, you'll see Active Minds promoting that mental health is part of our everyday lives. They've provided 30+ simple, unique, and accessible… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 71

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 70

MOTHERLY ADVICE I usually try to share some of my motherly advice each year in honor of Mother’s Day. As the mother of three children – ages 26, 24, and 20 – I feel like most of my heavy advice has been doled out. However, with Grayson (and Shelby) planning a summer wedding, Cooper closing… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 70

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 69

MAY 1st: COLLEGE DECISION DAY This is one of the most rewarding weeks of the year! The National College Decision Day is Sunday, May 1st. This is the day when most students in the Class of 2022 will announce a college decision. For many colleges, it is also the deadline for enrollment deposits - making… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 69

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 68

LOOKING AHEAD: CLASS OF 2023 & COLLEGE ADMISSIONS Most of us are still trying to make sense of the Class of 2022 admissions results. Based on what we’ve figured out so far, here are a few key points to keep in mind as the Class of 2023 approaches the upcoming application season: Grades Matter –… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 68

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 67

EXPLORING THE COST OF COLLEGE There are two key terms to know as you start exploring the cost of college. The first is Cost of Attendance (COA). By law, colleges are required to have an official COA, which is the estimate of what it costs to attend their institution for one academic school year. It usually… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 67

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 66

COLLEGE: IT'S NOT WHERE YOU GO. IT'S WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU GET THERE. Admissions decisions for the Class of 2022 are coming fast and furious. Some students are elated, while others are certainly disappointed. It’s been a particularly brutal year for those students exploring big dreams. Test-optional policies have driven up applications at the… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 66

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 65

GREAT ADVICE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS To stay on top of trends in college admissions, I read a lot of blogs and listen to a variety of podcasts. Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech, is one of my favorites to follow. As so often happens, Clark was recently asked about what colleges… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 65

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 64

BECAUSE YOU ARE ALREADY FEELING OVERWHELMED! 🔹 Standardized tests 🔹 GPA 🔹 Resume 🔹 Activities  🔹 In-state 🔹 Out-of-state 🔹 Public 🔹 Private 🔹 Applications 🔹 Deadlines 🔹 Supplemental requirements  🔹 Tuition 🔹 Room & Board 🔹 Other fees 🔹 Scholarships   🔹 When? 🔹 Where? 🔹 How? There’s a lot to consider. And sifting through… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 64