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What to expect of the university experience in the 2021-2022 academic year

If we’ve learned one thing from the past year, it’s that students and educators alike are adaptable and ready to embrace the unexpected. That doesn’t make it fun, but we make the most out of the challenges before us. Despite being in the midst of the worst COVID surge so Read More…

With Recent Changes, What Matters for College Admissions in 2021?

The COVID pandemic accelerated a shift that had already begun at some universities, but many still consider the SAT and ACT for admissions. Here’s what you need to know. Do SAT and ACT exam scores still matter in 2021? The pandemic forced admissions committees to confront an evolving consensus about Read More…

Ask Your College Counselor About Test-Optional Schools

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…

Student Loans: Not All Loans Are Created Equal

Consider how different loan options can impact your financial future Money shouldn’t keep you from pursuing higher education. It’s always best to pay for college without borrowing money, but for over half of American students, that’s just not possible. Student loans are an important avenue to consider when figuring out 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…

Ask Your College Counselor: Pandemic Prep

No question about it, these are strange and trying times.  Education has undergone serious disruptions during this pandemic, and it has had a huge impact on the whole community. Districts, schools, teachers, parents, and students are all faced with the challenge of maintaining the continuity of learning under very trying Read More…

Ask Your College Counselor: Get the Application Checklist

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…

How to Write a Winning College Essay

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 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…

San Diego Distance Learning for High School & College Students

There’s no denying that life as we know has changed dramatically in recent months due to Coronavirus. While most of us are proving resilient and adaptable in the face of these disruptive and unexpected changes, it hasn’t been easy. Students, especially, have had to carry a heavy load. They’re expected Read More…

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