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Posts tagged with: college transition

College admissions counselors are impressed by students who spend their summers working. They can infer that you are responsible, mature, capable of making a commitment and can manage your time—all skills that will serve you well in college. The specific...
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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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When Aiden’s mother called me, he was a wink away from failing out of Bucknell. It was mid-January and he still hadn’t completed his courses from fall semester. The professors had been extremely lenient, and when the administration got involved,...
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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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By Diane Steiger of Matrix College Consulting If you’re a high school senior, you might be feeling like it’s application crunch time.  You also might be facing bouts of procrastination and early senioritis.  Managing your time can help you get...
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The preparation for college seems to be reaching younger and younger these days, as educational professionals say grimly, sadly shaking their heads. While the fear of anxiety may be real for young teens, that doesn’t mean the parents can’t be...
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