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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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A Note to Parents of High School Seniors:

Parents, the second semester of your child’s senior year is almost here. Can you believe it? The college admissions process is something I have found to be equally tough on students as it is on parents. These upcoming months are … Continue reading

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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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Stef’s Top 5 Resume Tips

To all College-Bound Juniors and Seniors Once you have thought about your elevator pitch, building a resume is your next step. Although your college of choice may not require a formal resume, I encourage you to start working on one. … Continue reading

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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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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 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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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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