College Admissions Guidance

Blog posts about college admissions topics such as essays, extracurriculars,  planning, mental health, etc.

Grade specific advice application strategy freshman year future planning junior year senior year sophomore year Mar 11, 2022
  • 9th grade parent night programs 
    • Plan carefully the international language choice; make sure it's one you will carry for 4-years; two years of one language and 2-years of another don't mean...
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Personal branding for college application strategy demonstrated interest extracurricular activities future planning Feb 13, 2022
Why Your Personal Brand MattersWhy is it important for colleges to know who you are, and what your brand is? College admissions committees will be looking at your application for several...
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ADHD challenges for high schoolers FAQs future planning mental health Sep 29, 2021
What challenges do students with ADHD face?
A changing school environment
School can present challenges for many children with ADHD. Because ADHD symptoms include difficulty with attention...
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Colleges that produce the highest # of PhDs application strategy colleges list future planning Sep 27, 2021
These colleges produce the highest percentage of eventual doctorate recipients in the humanities, natural sciences, and social and behavior sciences. Institutions are listed in rank order and based...
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How do I get improve my child's chance of getting into a top school? application strategy future planning Sep 26, 2021
  1. Prepare early. ...
  2. Nurture academic development. ...
  3. Focus on strengths and interests. ...
  4. Leave room for autonomy. ...
  5. Emphasize extracurricular activities. ...
  6. Pursue excellent test scores. ...
  7. ...
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Should You Self-Study for an AP Exam? 5 Key Factors academics boost future planning Sep 26, 2021
Whether or not self-studying is the right approach for you will depend on five key factors.
Should You Self-Study for an AP Exam? 5 Key Factors
Factor 1: Which AP Exam You Want to Self-Study For...
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The Forgotten Middle school: : Ensuring Students are on Target for College and Career Readiness by High School academics boost future planning middle school Sep 26, 2021
The process of preparing students to make successful transitions from middle school to high school is just as important as the process of preparing them to make successful transitions from high...
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What are the best electives to take in middle school? extracurricular activities future planning middle school Sep 26, 2021

These fare un and unique middle school electives that students love taking—and teachers love teaching!

  • Kitchen Science. This elective combines the principles of science with the fun of...
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What is college readiness for middle school students? academics boost demonstrated interest extracurricular activities future planning middle school Sep 26, 2021
Students should casually go to local college visits with parents, make it a fun experience. They should investigate different career pathways at career fairs. They should take assessments to...
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Merit scholarship, who gets it? financial planning future planning Sep 23, 2021
The merit scholarship criteria are part of your college's list planning and should be documented as such part of your final priorities for the admissions. Finding colleges that give good merit...
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Advanced Placements (AP) testing! Why bother? Why NOT bother too much either? academics boost future planning Sep 23, 2021
What is the purpose of AP credits?
AP courses give you the experience of an introductory level college or university class while you're in high school. You might also get...
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Majors in subjects like English, philosophy, psychology, and sociology? application strategy career options future planning Sep 23, 2021
We students are way too focused on a STEM education. While the benefits of STEM are awesome and tangible, don't disregard the humanities subjects. those make you whole. Shreya, my older daughter is...
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