NEWSLETTER – Edition 83

29 HOURS The Common App is open and the Class of 2023 is working on all the aspects of preparing college applications. It seems like a good time to remind you about a 2020 study by Adobe. It reported that '29 hours' is the average time a student spends preparing his/her college application and essays.… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 83


NEWSLETTER – Edition 82

COMMON APP IS OPEN! For the Class of 2023, the season of college admissions has officially begun. Yesterday, the Common Application - also known as the Common App - opened. And using this time before school starts is ideal for addressing the basics. For instance: 🔹 Go to and click on the "Start your application" button… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 82


NEWSLETTER – Edition 57

BECAUSE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS CAN’T DO IT ALL. 🔹 On average, there is one high school college counselor for every 476 students.  🔹 On average, the total time spent on college counseling with each high school student is 38 minutes. 🔹 Six out of ten students receive no college counseling in their schools.  🔹 And as I… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 57

Scout-ing Report

Scout-ing Report: ESSAY PROMPTS

COMMON APP RELEASES 2022-2023 ESSAY PROMPTS Realizing that many conversations about college begin in January of junior year, Common App has released the personal essay prompts earlier than usual. College applicants will be asked to address one of the prompts below, in 650 words or less: 1 - Some students have a background, identity, interest,… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: ESSAY PROMPTS