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Early Decisions are Released: What Can You Do?

It’s nail biting time for college seniors and their parents as they anxiously await letters from early deadline schools.  As a parent, what can you do to calm the fears of your stressed out children? I think the most important … 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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Top 5 tips for Parents (early on)

Parenting Your Kids With an Eye Toward College As I’ve discussed before, parents continually question me about how to support and guide their children without being overbearing or controlling.  The goal is to engender in your children a love of … 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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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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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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