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 Independent College Counselor Helps You With What Schools Look For

What do colleges expect? Our college admissions counselors say “What are schools looking for?” is one of their most commonly-asked questions. How do I get into my dream school? What about my safety school? What if I don’t have what it takes to get into college? College acceptance rates and Read More…

Private College Consulting Gets You Ready For Planning Season

The College Planning Saga How do we know the college planning season is upon us? When the phone starts ringing off the hook! Concerned parents on the other end are desperately seeking a strategy, any strategic means by which to navigate the university application maelstrom. “My son’s a junior. He’s Read More…

Your Private College Counselor Recommends These 6 Tips for Test Prep

Clearly, parents want the best for their children. Unfortunately, many hope for “quick fixes” and short term solutions to catapult their student into test taking stardom. As the college admission season quickly closes in on our high school juniors, many parents still wait to the last minute to plan for Read More…

Ask Your College Counselor: Changes from Betsy DeVos

While many Americans vocalize optimism for the advancement of voucher programs and Charter Schools under the potential Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, or express fear of her lack of educational experience and diminished advocacy of public schools, the ultimate authority of public education will continue to reside with local control Read More…

Get ACT/SAT Test and Essay Help Early With Your Personal College Counselor

“I’m so sorry, but it’s too late. She simply doesn’t have the numbers.” The vacant stares and suppressed tears are almost as devastating for me as a college counselor and educator as the genuine despair of the family that arrives on my doorstep during their teen’s senior year. Sadly, by Read More…

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