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Posts filed under: College Admission

My mind always returns the summer jobs I had when I was young. I couldn’t tell you why, really. The imprint young pride perhaps? Nostalgia? Or more likely it’s this: it was the time of the test tube, the time...
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By Josephine Vonarburg of Transitions College Advising Things move quickly in college. A great deal of material is covered in a short 14 to 15-week period, and there is no time to waste. This means that students need to be...
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With the summer rapidly settling in on us, we wanted to remind you of the value of utilizing the summer to prepare for standardized testing for students. While it can be difficult to motivate to complete academic work while the...
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By Michelle McAnaney Spending your summer working is a valuable use of your time. You will make money, friends and contacts that may assist you in the future. You will learn important skills such as time management, money handling, responsibility...
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By Laurie Weingarten of One Stop College Counseling This is a question we are always asked when beginning our work with students. There are literally thousands of options of different things you can do in the summer, and there is...
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Summer can be a time for rest and relaxation for high schoolers, after a year of grinding away at the books and extracurriculars. But three months is a long time to do zero of productive merit from an academic or...
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As we enter the third winter of the Covid pandemic, maintaining good relationships with our kids is so critical, given the impact that it’s had on mental health. For reference, the pandemic has literally doubled the rate of both anxiety...
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It was only a matter of time before my old fraternity chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma, the Skulls, was shut down. It seemed an anachronistic setting for such a conversation, one beyond the imagination of my college self, existing in...
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By Lindsey Skerker, Director of College Counseling and Placement at The Craig School          In a recent article about the most expensive colleges in the US, President Brian Casey of Colgate University summed it up best: “The business model of...
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By Michelle McAnaney of The College Spy The role of standardized tests in the college admissions process has always been difficult to understand, with most people overestimating their importance at most colleges. Now, with more colleges allowing applicants to apply...
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