Tag Archives: #College2016

Attention-Grabbing Openings

How to Make an Impact with The First Essay Sentence To all College-Bound Juniors and Seniors: Your college essay is your first impression…so make it count! At the height of the season, many college admissions officers often read 30-40 applications … Continue reading

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Do You Know How to Right? Common Grammatical Errors

To all College-Bound Juniors and Seniors: The primary purpose of your college essay is to give a clear picture of who you are to the admissions counselors. Your essay should be original and creative and tell the college something about … Continue reading

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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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College Tours 101

For Parents of College-Bound Students While there is a wealth of information about colleges available online, in your college counselor’s office and even on social media, there is nothing that can take the place of walking through a college campus. … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips for Parents with College Bound Students

 To Parents of Juniors/Seniors  As I turn the calendar page to October, I recall that fall is for…pumpkins, sweaters, football, and phone calls from FRANTIC parents of college bound juniors and seniors. Even those parents who are historically disciplined about … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips for Juniors / Seniors

Realizing that you may be feeling inundated with opinions, instructions, demands, assessments, and requirements right about now, I synthesized this Top 5 tips list for you: Start early!  Begin thinking about and working on applications during spring of your junior … 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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Recommendations are Highly Recommended: PART 2

Fine Tune Your Recommendations If you think of teacher and counselor recommendations as being outside your control, you are missing a BIG opportunity. Although you won’t see what your recommenders submit on your behalf, you are most certainly able to … Continue reading

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Recommendations are Highly Recommended: PART 1

Count how many times I use some form of the word “recommend” in this blog entry! Two teacher recommendations are requested by most colleges, in addition to one from your high school counselor. The purpose of these recommendations is to … Continue reading

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Show You’re Interested

Anything you can do to separate yourself from the pack of college applicants will work to your advantage. One area that many prospective college students overlook is Demonstrated Interest. How will your target schools know you are interested in attending … Continue reading

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