February, 2013

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February, 2013

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Your February “To Do” List

1. Get Serious About the SAT and/or ACT Veritas Prep

Juniors should be thinking about taking one or both of these tests in February or March.  Both the SAT and ACT have free test prep resources on their websites (SAT and ACT).  If you are interested in test prep courses or in-home tutoring, please call me (877-5-MAGGIE (877-562-4443)) for a referral.  My friends at Veritas Prep are offering their 20-hour SAT Online Prep course for FREE to my current clients.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please call me ASAP!

2. Visit Colleges – Online and In Person

Spring is a good time for college visits, and I’ll be touring over a dozen colleges this spring.  You can read my impressions of the colleges I have toured (in California and outside of Californiaand see the list of information sessions I’ve attended. Spring break is a convenient time for students to visit colleges.  Keep in mind that student tour guides are usually paid by the admissions office to give you a good impression!  Ask questions that will take them off their script, or wander off the tour a bit and speak to real students.  Or, you can sign up for a new service called Campus Connections, which will connect you with students at selected campuses in your area of interest.  Call me if you are interested in a free “test drive” of this interesting new service.

3.  Save the Date for NACAC’s National College Fair, April 25th

Your school’s college fair may have an impressive group of colleges attending, but over 10,000 students and parents are expected to attend NACAC’s annual national college fair in Pasadena, and more than 200 colleges will send representatives.  WOW!  It’s 9 am to noon, and then again 6 pm to 9 pm at the Pasadena Convention Center.  If you register in advance, you will be given a name tag with a bar code so that college reps can scan you and send you information!  Call me for some pre-college fair tips and consultation to make this huge event go smoothly and stress-free.

4.  Book a College Admissions Process Seminar for Your Parent Friends in Your Home!

Are your kids in 9th, 10th or 11th grades? I am available to give a free “College Admissions 101 seminar for you and your friends who are going through the same college admissions anxiety!  You provide the location and a dozen (or more) parents.  If your friends are already knowledgeable about college admissions, broaden your horizons with my “Hidden Gem Colleges presentation.  You know about Harvard, Stanford and Yale, but let me share some little-known colleges that could be a great fit for your student.  Call or e-mail for more information.

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