Tag Archives: #AdvancedPlacement

Attention College Bound Juniors: It’s Time to Set Your Schedule!

To all College-Bound Juniors: It is time to start thinking about your senior year schedule. Strong performance during your junior year is very important in the college admissions process, but so is your performance during senior year. Don’t take your … Continue reading

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Applying the Lessons I Learned at Harvard Business School to the College Application Process

The College Application Process is Like Building a Business or Selling a Product Once you submit your application, regional admissions officers will read your application which, for most schools, consists of some numbers (transcript, test scores), some essays, a few … 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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GO, SEE, DO!

Every year, students come to me, confused about how to build the ideal college list.  While there are many great resources for students to turn toward in researching “great-fit” colleges, they are getting utterly inundated by an abundance of marketing … Continue reading

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From Stef’s Desk: Information Generation

Oftentimes, my clients have the BEST ideas! This tech savvy generation has so much information at their fingertips, and they are constantly teaching me new tricks.  One of my motivated college bound clients set up several “google news alerts” for … Continue reading

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Parent’s Corner: Helping You Help THEM

I had an interesting conversation with a mother of a high school rising junior last week.  She was obviously in the midst of an internal struggle and was attempting to set boundaries for herself in regard to the college admissions … Continue reading

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What is College Admissions Anxiety?!

College Admissions Anxiety is REAL and it’s rampant. For many students, the college selection process is the first adult decision they will make.  That’s a lot of pressure!  Many kids think that where they go to college will determine how … 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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Top 5 Tips: Maximizing your High School Years

5 Tips for Maximizing your High School Years Why am I so enamored with Top Tips lists? I’m always attracted to them, whether the topic is organizing my closet or becoming a more effective public speaker. Top Tips are such … Continue reading

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