College Admissions

Read Your Essay Writing Tutor’s Tips for the Common Application in 2021-2022

The latest revisions to the Common Application have two overarching goals. The first is inclusivity. Common App wants to make it clear that they understand and appreciate that, like your private college counselor, every student has a unique path that leads them to higher education attainment. The other revision goal Read More…

Plan Your Application This Summer With Your Private College Counselor

It’s the summer before your senior year. It sounds like a great time to take it easy, but working with your private college counselor on a few simple tasks can greatly improve your college readiness before school resumes in the fall. Finalize your college list and create a calendar Hopefully Read More…

Ask Your Personal College Counselor About Changes to the SAT (and What They Mean for You)

College Board, the maker and administrator of the SAT exam, announced in January that they will no longer offer SAT subject tests or the test version with an essay. Your personal college counselor can discuss scenarios that might impact you if you’ve already registered: Students currently registered for an upcoming Read More…

Your College Essay Writing Tutor Is More Important Than Ever Before

What are schools looking for in 2021? Do SAT and ACT exam scores still matter? The pandemic forced admissions committees to confront an evolving consensus about standardized entrance exams in recent years. The COVID pandemic accelerated a shift that had already begun at some universities. Your own San Diego private Read More…

Let Our Independent College Counselors Advise You On New ACT/SAT Requirements

In recent months, we’ve experienced a lot of changes to the way we do things at home, at work, and at school. Some of those changes will be temporary, and others will likely become permanent.  It’s too early to tell what will happen with standardized testing in the long run, Read More…

Get Your Own College Admissions Counselor Online

The current global health crisis has caused much of the world to shift and slow down.  Some industries have even come to a temporary halt. But education is not among them. Despite the shift to online learning and other changes that have taken place in the educational sphere, college admissions Read More…

Let Our Private College Counselors Help You Fill Out Your Application

College admissions is a highly competitive and complicated process, and overlooking one aspect of your application can result in an unfortunate rejection. But while completing a college application might seem daunting, if you’re organized and prepared it’s simply a matter of checking off items on a list. Most college applications Read More…

4 Application Essay Tips from Your Independent College Counselor

College application essays can seem pretty intimidating, but they’re actually a great opportunity to share your unique traits and perspectives. College admissions officers use application essays to learn about the way potential students think, see the world, and express themselves. In order to present yourself clearly, it’s important to take a Read More…

See How College Admissions Counseling Is a Game-Changer

Helping high school students navigate the complex college admissions process is one of many job requirements for high school guidance counselors, but when the public high school student-to-counselor ratio is around 150 to 1, it’s difficult for most students to receive individualized attention and comprehensive assistance.  Independent college counselors, by Read More…

Your Personal College Counselor Knows “Test-Optional” Schools

Test Optional Gains Traction Are college entrance exams really getting kicked to the curb, tossed out, rendered obsolete, “retired?” Word on the street, in academic corridors and across the nation’s college campuses, suggest a definitely maybe. “There are now well over 1,000 colleges and universities that don’t require SAT or Read More…

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