The courses students take in high school and the grades they receive are the two most important things colleges consider when making admission decisions. Let me say that in a different way: the courses you take and the grades you get are more important than any other part of your college applications. So as … Read more
Junior year – here we go! It’s super-important in the grand scheme of your college search and application experience. In the short video to the right, Michelle and Evelyn give you a few tips to make the most of your junior year: Visit some colleges! Local, far away from home, doesn’t really matter – … Read more
It happens every year – school counselors move or change jobs just like everyone else! But what do you do when it’s YOUR school counselor. You may have spent some time in his/her office, talking about colleges, or classes, or teachers, or just stuff that you’d talk to your counselor about. You’ve taken a little … Read more
This article was published in the Wall Street Journal today. There’s a lot of discussion about it among our clients, and in college counseling circles. About half of the 100+ seniors our team works with each cycle attend public high schools, and about half attend private high schools. Some private high schools have very specific … Read more
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This is the hardest part of the college admissions process….the waiting. Some students still have a few more applications to submit – and my advice for those with mid-January/February deadlines is to get them done during winter break – why wait until the very last moment, when everyone else is already starting to get their … Read more