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Class of 2021 – Where they applied

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Class of 2021 – Where they applied

Class of 2021 College List: Admissions decisions are rolling in after what was the biggest roller coaster ride for high school students applying to college, no thanks to the pandemic. Here’s where students applied.        American University Arizona State University Boise State University California Institute of Technology CalPoly University-San Luis Obispo CalState-Fullerton CalState-San Marcos Chapman University Chico State Colorado State University Duke University Emerson College Gettysburg College  Indiana University-Bloomington Loyola...

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College Talk is Stressful

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Tis the season for friends and relatives to safely gather together or via a Zoom call and with it comes an overwhelming desire by all to pepper your teen with questions about their college plans. To make it clear to everyone, a high school student posted her answers on the front door and on her Zoom background so she could avoid answering the same questions over and over because college talk is stressful. Below is a short list of what parents should do to help steer the holiday conversations away from a focus on college talk. 1.) Set up a college-free talk zone and communicate this rule to...

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Denied or Deferred from College, Now What?

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Denied or Deferred from College, Now What?

Early action and early decision responses have started, and it’s important to remember that what you hear may not be fair and may not make sense. It feels personal, but it’s not about you — it’s business — the business of enrollment management. Enrollment management is used by colleges to shape their incoming classes. It is the great unknown and it changes yearly. And this year will be no different, maybe even more difficult to comprehend due to the pandemic. It is based on things that you cannot control, including: an institution’s needs and finances, programs chosen,...

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4 Tips for Choosing The Right College!

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4 Tips for Choosing The Right College!

Finding a college that’s right for you should be fun. Here are four easy steps to get your college search started. For rising seniors in the Class of 2020, it’s especially important to start now, if you haven’t already, in addition to finishing your junior year strong with the best grades you can earn. Tip #1. Read about colleges you are interested in. Go directly to the college websites, read college guidebooks, research student reviews on websites like Unigo, and take notice of what you like and don’t like. When a book or site suggests “similar” schools,...

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College Advice for Juniors: Get Started Now!

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College Advice for Juniors: Get Started Now!

For current juniors in high school, this is the year and now is the time to get serious about college planning. This is the year when you will submit the majority of your college applications, write your essays, fill out all the applications, and tend to all the tiny details that make up applying to college. Most importantly, 2021 is when you should spend time thinking about what the best college fit is for YOU! You probably haven’t given much thought to going off to college…yet. Maybe you will be able to take the ACT or the SAT, maybe not. Perhaps you’re casually tossing around...

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Congratulations Graduates!

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Congratulations Graduates!

High School Graduation is for celebrating. Many of my clients are in their caps and gowns today, accepting their high school diplomas at graduation exercises and looking forward to a celebratory dinner with friends and family and a grad night event. I couldn’t be more proud of all the hard work they’ve done to get there and for what their college futures hold. Today is when I say, “Congratulations!” and share my best wishes for them. I wish each of my students the strength that it will take adjusting to their new “home away from home,” with a new roommate (or...

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