COVID-Related Learning Loss: Implications for Colleges

By |2022-11-09T21:58:49+00:00November, 15, 2022|College and COVID-19, College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

When I was a kid, I remember friends whose parents would pay them for every “A” on their report card. Others got special treats, like a trip to get ice cream or see a movie. The U.S., whose national report card came out last month, sadly isn’t eligible for any [...]

COVID-Related Learning Loss

By |2022-09-10T22:37:40+00:00September, 7, 2022|College and COVID-19, College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

Learning Loss. Academic Skills. Soft Skills. Read or listen to any mainstream news source and you’re likely to hear these phrases bandied about. What does it all mean? When K-12 schools and colleges shut down in March of 2020, many parents, students and educators thought they were getting an extended [...]

Summer Programs: Should You Pay to Play?

By |2022-03-11T21:58:16+00:00March, 2, 2022|College Admissions, College Preparation|

If you're a high school student, chances are you've received at least one letter or email inviting you to apply to a summer program on a college campus, also known as a pre-college program.  You may have gotten the impression that you were among a select group of students to [...]

Mythbusters: College Edition

By |2021-11-03T21:31:41+00:00November, 3, 2021|College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays, College Preparation|

High school students share information at school and online. Parents swap stories in the carpool lane and during backyard bar-b-ques. But when it comes to college admissions, can you believe everything you hear? During a recent webinar, admissions officers from seven different colleges addressed and corrected some common misconceptions. 1. [...]

How to Choose a College Major: Research and Exploration

By |2021-08-30T20:22:13+00:00August, 31, 2021|College Majors, College Preparation|

In a previous blog post, I described several surveys and assessments students can take to help them identify potential college majors.  But identifying possible majors is only the first step; in order to make an informed choice about your college major, you also need to research and explore different options. Research: [...]

ADHD and College: Making it Work

By |2021-08-25T12:58:40+00:00August, 25, 2021|College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

Guest blog post by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, ADHD Parent Coach and Teacher Consultant If you are concerned about your child’s ADHD and how they will perform in college, you are not alone. Whether your teen is about to start college or you are in the process of searching for the [...]

How to Choose a College Major: Surveys and Assessments

By |2021-09-12T21:41:05+00:00June, 30, 2021|College Majors, College Preparation|

For many high school students, the thought of selecting a college major seems daunting.  How, at the age of 17 or 18, are you supposed to choose a field of study that will lead to a career you may have for years to come? First, it's important to note that [...]

The Role of Standardized Tests in College Admissions

By |2020-08-24T15:52:24+00:00November, 12, 2019|College Admissions, College Admissions Tests, College Applications, College Preparation|

For many students, one of the most significant stressors in the college admissions process is preparing for and taking the ACT and/or SAT.  Across the country, parents pay hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for test prep classes and private tutors, and students spend hours upon hours studying for these [...]

Parents: Help Your Kids Prepare for the Transition to College

By |2020-08-24T15:52:24+00:00August, 28, 2019|College Preparation, Transitioning to College|

Clothes and belongings have been packed.  Cars have been loaded up or suitcases have been checked.  Bed Bath and Beyond items have been ordered for pickup in cities and towns across America.  You know what this means: members of the high school class of 2019 have headed off to college.  [...]

Opening Colleges’ Emails Might Affect Your Admissions Decisions

By |2020-08-24T15:52:24+00:00July, 10, 2019|College Admissions, College Preparation|

High school students, on average, are applying to more colleges than they did in the past.  The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) reported that in 2015, 36 percent of first-time freshmen applied to seven or more colleges, whereas in 2005, 17 percent of freshmen applied to seven or [...]

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