Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Interview

If you are offered a personal interview, take it! I know many of you might be terrified of college interviews but they are a wonderful opportunity to make a personal impression and breathe some life into your paper application. I … Continue reading

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Be The Complete Candidate: Interests and Activities

“Extra! Extra! Read All About Extracurriculars!”  Here’s how it usually goes when I ask a student to assemble her list of interests and activities for inclusion in the college application packet: she invariably will begin with 12th grade activities and … Continue reading

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From Stef’s Desk: Confidentially Speaking…

Can you keep a secret?  Well, most people can’t.  Even if they promise they will.  Your college target list and application details are your personal information, and I don’t believe they should be shared with your friends or classmates. I … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Essay

Some students enjoy writing and, therefore, look forward to their college essay.  Others cringe at the very thought.  Regardless of which camp you fall into, whether you are a strong or weak writer, you have probably never faced an essay … Continue reading

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Be The Complete Candidate: Developing Your College Admissions Strategy

It’s ALL About YOU! Just as archaeologists study prehistoric cultures by excavating and analyzing artifacts and inscriptions, the college admissions officers will attempt to discover things about you via your application package.  Let’s begin our deep dig into your personal … Continue reading

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