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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Know where your target college stands: Buyers and Sellers Colleges application strategy colleges list future planning junior year senior year Apr 25, 2021
What are the buyers and sellers? 
It’s a concept of dividing colleges based on their need versus your desire via their marketing $$ at play to get in.. Jeff Selingo developed...
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The 10-critical mistakes of college admissions application strategy essays future planning junior year senior year Apr 21, 2021
  1. Starting late
  2. Put off college visits
  3. Only apply in-state $$ concerns
  4. Getting essays critiqued by a language expert
  5. Read on below.. :-) 
 
1. Starting late: Not giving themselves...
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College interview questions planning application strategy junior year networking senior year Apr 21, 2021
Try to relax and be yourself, and make an effort to avoid common interview mistakes. The interview should be a pleasant experience, and you can use it to show off your personality in...
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Five ways to get merit scholarship at state universities financial planning future planning junior year senior year Apr 21, 2021
Here are five things to keep in mind about obtaining a merit scholarship from a state university:
  1. Merit money is plentiful.      
  2. Understand what it takes to win a scholarship....
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8 COLLEGE ADMISSION RESOURCES TO HELP YOU HIT THE GROUND RUNNING IN 2021 application strategy colleges list covid future planning junior year senior year Apr 21, 2021
It’s a new year, but the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our day-to-day lives—and the college admissions landscape. Here are 8 updates and resources to help you stay in-the-know...
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Your success regimen for college admissions application strategy extracurricular activities freshman year junior year mental health senior year sophomore year Apr 21, 2021
Whether you're a freshman or a senior, developing the following skills will help you achieve success in school, in your chosen career, and in life. 
Manage Your Time - You know the deal:...
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