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NEWSLETTER – Edition 18

SHARING A LITTLE MOTHERLY ADVICE ... Mother’s Day is this week. Happily, I am the mother of Grayson, Cooper, and Delaney. Now 25, 23, and 19 years old, my kids have received tons of my advice over the years, especially as I was sending them off to college. Some of my most steadfast advice includes*:… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 18

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 17

THE MILITARY HAS A VARIETY OF COLLEGE PROGRAMS! Is your student considering a military career? Or maybe just looking for a way to fund college while developing some skills outside the classroom. The military offers several options you should be considering. From military academies to senior military colleges to ROTC programs, the US military provides… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 17

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 16

ONE BITE AT A TIME! Of course, you are probably already familiar with this old adage. But have you thought about using it as a way to help your student look at the college admissions process? One way that I do this is by encouraging students to develop a ‘Put First Things First’ habit. It’s… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 16

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 15

CHOOSING HAPPINESS OVER STRESS There was a lot of chatter this past week about college admissions. More specifically: about acceptance rates at some of the nation’s most selective schools – Harvard (3.4%), Princeton (4%), Yale (4.6%), Brown (5.4%). To present the Harvard statistic another way: 1,968 students were accepted out of the 57,435 students that… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 15

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 14

THE KEYS TO SUCCESS ARE FAIRLY STRAIGHT-FORWARD This week I finally got that chance to speak to the high school students at Classen School of Advanced Studies about the college admissions process (it had been postponed because of the February winter storms!). I was one of several speakers, and our collaborative efforts quickly reminded me… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 14

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 13

COLLEGES ARE LOOKING FOR A VARIETY OF THINGS, SUCH AS ... 1 – A rigorous high school curriculum that challenges the student. 2 – A solid grade point average in major subjects.  3 – A healthy score on standardized tests (ACT, SAT).  4 – Passionate involvement in a few activities that are meaningful. 5 –… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 13

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 12

DO YOU EVEN HAVE A LIST? Feeling refreshed from spring break? Ready to get to work on college admissions? If you have a high school sophomore or junior - now is the perfect time to start building the infamous college list. The college list begins with your hopes and dreams. But keep in mind that… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 12

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 11

MAKING THE MOST OF SPRING BREAK Many of my clients are enjoying Spring Break this week. Beaches on both coasts. Skiing. Mickey Mouse. Shopping. Spring Training. Even Staycations! The details of the trip don't necessarily matter. For me, any trip is the perfect opportunity to visit a college campus. And that is exactly what I've… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 11

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 10

PERSPECTIVES What do you know about The University of Texas, The University of Illinois, and The University of Southern California? Would you be surprised to know that all three rank in the Top 10 for undergraduate accounting programs (according to US News & World Reports)? What about Amherst College, The City University of New York,… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 10

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 9

10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED ME I've spent a lot of time during the past week talking to parents and students about the reasons why you need a college consultant to help you navigate the admissions process. Here are the top ten reasons that come to mind: 10 – College is a significant expense. According to… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 9