FATHERLY ADVICE: TAKE THE COLLEGE TOUR Father’s Day is this week so, once again, Shannon asked me to share something about college admissions. This year, my decision was easier. I'm here to offer a simple piece of advice: Take the Tour. This advice stems from a 'proud dad moment.' My daughter has been serving as an admissions tour… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 76
EARLY ADMISSIONS DIDN'T WORK OUT? WHAT'S NEXT? Most universities have recently released their decisions for students applying early decision or early action. A few students were happy, but many were probably disappointed. Early admissions rates skyrocketed this year as many students took advantage of the test-optional policy. This means that the pool was bigger and… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: Early Admissions Didn’t Work Out? What’s Next?
YOU RECEIVED YOUR PSAT SCORES. WHAT'S NEXT? PSAT scores have finally come out, which means it’s time for high school juniors to start thinking more seriously about their futures. The most important step is to start preparing for the SAT and ACT if you haven’t already. So what do these scores mean? Your PSAT score… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: PSAT Scores
HOLIDAY CONVERSATIONS WITH SENIORS 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 Susie got into Harvard?” Most seniors are dreading any question along… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 49
10 TIPS FOR COLLEGE VISITS ... THE EXPANDED VERSION One of the best ways to learn more about colleges is to visit their campuses. Here is the expanded version of tips for making the most of each visit: 1 – Learn about the college before you visit. Read materials from the college and check out their… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: 10 Tips for College Visits
10 TIPS FOR COLLEGE VISITS One of the best ways to learn more about colleges is to visit their campuses. Here are my favorite tips* for making the most of each visit: 1 – Learn about the college before you visit. 2 – Evaluate the environment of the campus. 3 – Visit the admissions office… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 29
ADVICE ON COLLEGE ADMISSIONS Today is my birthday. And somehow that means my mom can wrangle me into writing this week’s newsletter. Go figure! I graduated from high school in 2013. At the time, my family lived in Tucson, Arizona. I was determined to leave the desert and did not apply to a single school… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 26
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