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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…

More colleges are requiring COVID vaccinations for fall 2021

Students, faculty and administrators alike want the college experience to return to normal as soon as possible. After a year of the pandemic and the quarantine blues, the development and distribution of vaccines has been our best hope for a brighter future.  Numerous top colleges and universities have announced that Read More…

Let Our Independent College Counselors Help With Your AP Tests

The pandemic upended the way teachers prepare students and the ways exams are given. Your independent college counselor can show you new options for flexibility and enhanced preparation in 2021. Here are the changes at a glance: Due to COVID precautions, students have the option of taking tests in school Read More…

7 Reasons Why You Need a Personal College Counselor

Your child is a freshman in high school. It’s really never too early to begin thinking about college, especially once a student is already in high school. Your private college counselor can help right from the start and develop a strategy to get your child into their dream school. That’s 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…

Get Essay Help Like Editing With Your Private College Counselor

When writing college application essays, you can expect to write at least a few drafts. If you find yourself struggling with stiffness, try to let go of the idea of formality in early drafts. Write casually at first, maybe as if you’re writing to a friend. Your essay writing tutor Read More…

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…

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…

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