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NEWSLETTER – Edition 55

BECAUSE COLLEGE IS A SIGNIFICANT EXPENSE. Maybe you’ve been saving for college since before your kids could walk. Are you ready for a reality check? Consider these ‘Tuition & Fees’ for the 2021-2022 academic year: In-State Public Universities:The University of Oklahoma - $13,065 Oklahoma State University - $13,920 Out-of-State Public Universities:University of Arkansas - $26,390University of… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 55

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 54

11 MINUTES Last week I reported that according to a 2020 study by Adobe, 29 hours is the average time a student spends preparing his/her college application and essays. The same study reports that a college admissions officer spends an average of 11 minutes looking at each student's application. 11 minutes. After hours and hours of prep… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 54

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 53

29 HOURS According to a 2020 study by Adobe, 29 hours is the average time a student spends preparing his/her college application and essays. 29 hours.  Don't worry! I am here to help! The reality of 29 hours is why I like to start early. Senior year is busy. By meeting with Juniors now, we… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 53

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 52

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS Have you already made your list of resolutions for 2022? Got room for a few suggestions? How about these: High School Students:  Participate in interesting activities.Secure a leadership role - inside or outside of school.Be passionately involved in an activity that is meaningful to you. Meet people. Adults and people your age. Read. Fiction.… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 52

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 51

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS It seems that a college admissions version of the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas poem would be appropriate right about now. But alas, there are still more than a few creatures stirring with last minute essays and college applications. It is definitely crunch time as the Scout elves are busy helping high… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 51

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 40

ARE YOU READY FOR THE PSAT?  Juniors are in the spotlight this week. Most will be taking the PSAT in school on Wednesday, October 13th. Personally, I am a big fan of the PSAT. First, it gives you an opportunity to experience a standardized test without all the usual pressure. Your score is not sent… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 40

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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