Category Archives: Q&A with Stef Mauler

Studying Abroad During College: Is it Right for You?

Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity that will undoubtedly change your outlook, expose you to different cultures, and provide you with experiences that you never thought you would have. Imagine studying art in the land of Michelangelo, non-Western health care … Continue reading

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Adventurous YOU!

A student recently asked me how she should approach making new friends when she goes off to college.  In my role as an independent educational consultant, I don’t consider my work complete when clients get their acceptance letters.  I spend … Continue reading

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AP Classes: To Take or Not To Take?

Student Query:  Is it better to get a lower grade in an AP class rather than an A in a non-AP class? Stef’s Response: I get this question often in my practice. The answer is, it is better to get … Continue reading

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Q&A with Stef Mauler: ACT or SAT?

Should my student take the ACT or SAT? Parents and students often ask me which standardized college test they should prepare for and take.  Your board score is a very important component of your college application package.  Two thirds of … Continue reading

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Q&A with Stef Mauler: When?

When should students begin to prepare for the college admissions process? MUCH earlier than the summer prior to their senior year in high school!  It’s disheartening how many students procrastinate about “all things college” until junior year, or worse, summer … Continue reading

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