MaggieSez: November 2020 Newsletter

How Colleges Admit Students

With only half of the students in the U.S. having had the opportunity to take the SAT or the ACT, how will colleges make these important decisions?  Our most recent blog post, What is Holistic College Admission?, will help you understand.

If you have a senior getting started with their college essays, our College Essay Guidance post has great resources for brainstorming, developing, polishing and finalizing essays!

Hopefully this will help you #StressLess about your son or daughter’s college admission journey.

Know the financial aid basics: Some colleges, but NOT ALL, give merit aid. Know your EFC.  More on that here.

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Parent Corner

College Admissions Testing
  • Most colleges are test-optional for the Class of 2021 but will they have the same policy for  future classes as well?
  • Should your student still take the SAT or ACT?  Will they benefit from a test-optional process or not?
  • It depends.  Call us to discuss.
Host A Virtual “College Info” Seminar For Friends

Are your friends starting to think about (read: get anxious about!) college?  You can host a private virtual college admissions information seminar for your friends or fellow “pandemic pod” parents!  We can tailor our presentation for parents of 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade students, or a combination.


With most high schools online/virtual this fall, students may have less access to their school counselor than usual.

Our team of trained, professional counselors provide personalized guidance to make the college application process more organized and less stressful for high school students and their families.  Get in touch – our initial phone call is free!


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