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NEWSLETTER – Edition 88

SAY 'YES' TO EXPLORING COLLEGES A friend invited me to visit her college alma mater and I enthusiastically said, “YES!” I just got back from a weekend visit to West Virginia University, home of the Mountaineers - and I had a wonderful time. It was a nice reminder of the advice I give students during… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 88

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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

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 8

COMMON APP ESSAY PROMPTS Do you have a high school junior? If so, it's time to start thinking about the Common App essay. The essay is part of the overall Common Application—an online application you can use to apply to more than 900 colleges. Each year, more than one million students apply to college using… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 8

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 7

GAP YEARS GAIN IN POPULARITY One of the outcomes of the present pandemic is that more and more high school seniors are considering taking a gap year before college. Traditionally, there are many reasons to take a gap year. The current trend is based mostly on comparing the cost of college with the shift to… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 7

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 6

FEATURING MORE TIDBITS THAN USUAL In this season filled with so much love, I've decided to share a little of my own. My role as a college consultant is to provide you with information and advice. You can research and find your own information, but my weekly newsletter is designed highlight the news you need… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 6