Tag Archives: #Counselors

Good News: You Got Accepted. Not So Good News: It’s for Spring.

Congratulations!  Your got accepted to your top choice college.  Too bad you can’t start until January of next year.  What to do? Well, let’s start with what NOT to do.  Do NOT burst into tears and burn your acceptance letter … Continue reading

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10 Things Juniors Should Do Now To Prepare for College

I know college applications seem as though they are a thing of the distant future but I promise you they will be here before you know it. In order to make this process smooth, successful and as stress-free as possible, … Continue reading

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Congratulations on Getting Accepted to Your Early Decision College: Now What?

Congratulations on getting accepted to your top choice school!  What a smart college to recognize what a great addition you would make to their campus! If you are like increasing numbers of college applicants, you decided to apply to your top … Continue reading

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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 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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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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