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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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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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Top 5 Tips for Aspiring College Athletes

For some students, playing college sports is a lifetime dream. Identifying appropriate colleges is the most important factor in the recruiting process.  I know of many hopeful athletes who have spent more money chasing scholarship offers than the actual value … 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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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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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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