Parents

Why and How to Choose a College Consultant

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Why and How to Choose a College Consultant

Is your high school teen college-bound? Are you worried about how to help them? Then hiring an independent college consultant may be a good idea. Why? Because college consultants are not high school counselors and can offer a different kind of expertise, flexibility, and personal attention. An independent consultant’s only focus is in the best interest and success of their students. When looking for a consultant, just like when looking for a school, parents should look for the best fit for their child. One of the best ways to find an independent college consultant is to ask your...

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College Talk is Stressful

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Tis the season for friends and relatives bringing both wanted gifts and an overwhelming desire to corner your teen and pepper them with questions about their plans. To make it clear, a high school student posted her answers on the front door for all to see 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. With holidays around the corner, be sure to communicate this rule to visiting...

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Top Three Tips to Finding College Scholarships

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Top Three Tips to Finding College Scholarships

Parents often ask us where their teen can find college scholarships and, in our opinion, this is the one area we recommend parents take an active role. Searching for and applying for scholarships is time consuming and many students avoid it. What you need to know is all college scholarship sites are not equal. Many aren’t legitimate or are little more than sources for gathering your data. It’s a given that you will get some unsolicited emails and you won’t want to overload your yours or your students existing email accounts. Tips to Finding Scholarships Tip #1:    ...

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Where did Class of 2019 Apply?

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Where did Class of 2019 Apply?

The Class of 2019 is nearly finished with their applications and many have already submitted for Early Action and Early Decision deadlines. Our students have found a variety of institutions that are the right fit for them and put the needed time in to make their applications stand out. Now, it’s time to let the admit letters roll in! Class of 2019 Application List: American University, Arizona State University & Honors Program Baldwin Wallace, Boise State University, Boston College, Boston University CalStates: CalPoly University-San Luis Obispo, Channel Islands, Fullerton, Long...

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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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From Middle-to-High School: How Parents Can Help

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From Middle-to-High School: How Parents Can Help

The move to high school can be an exciting time for your child. They may be feeling as if they’ve outgrown middle school and are ready to move on. Or, they can be nervous and worried about being a high school freshman. Here are some ways to help your child make the adjustment and to thrive. 1) Emphasize learning and creating a lifelong learner. Hard as it is, focus on your student’s efforts not their grades. You’ll know whether the effort was put in and if they did their best, then congratulate them for doing just that. 2) Be sure your child is learning not just “doing” their...

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