SAT-ACT: What, when, why and how does it factor in admissions?

It is Saturday, and I am at school because it’s been a week filled with testing education AND it continues with today’s practice SAT and ACT exam. Now I’m sure the students currently testing aren’t reveling in the joy that is waking up on a Saturday and coming back to school. And come back for… Read More SAT-ACT: What, when, why and how does it factor in admissions?

College Preparation Goals for December: Broken down by grade level

I hope you had a restful holiday weekend! Or, maybe you had a weekend like one of my students who ordered pizza and chocolate cake for Thanksgiving while tying up his UC applications. Regardless if you were re-charging or just plain charging, tis the season to have more dates added to your calendar and last… Read More College Preparation Goals for December: Broken down by grade level

The one thing you can do to meet your deadlines and tackle to do lists

Oh to give thanks. Thankful for the last minute essay revisions that kept you up at 2:00 a.m. Thankful for social media making you feel like the only human being still working on your Common App. Thankful for your mother and her “gentle” and “subtle” reminders to complete your college applications. Thankful for a UC… Read More The one thing you can do to meet your deadlines and tackle to do lists

Hult International Business School: Visiting the London campus

Someone who has fire in their belly. That is how admissions described the type of student who would be a best fit for Hult International Business School. Why? Because students at Hult are not only studying business, they have chosen an experience beyond the norm. Beyond the traditional university curriculum, Hult operates campuses globally to… Read More Hult International Business School: Visiting the London campus

The power of “so what”

The college application process can be quite a reflective, challenging and vulnerable one. Oftentimes leaving you feeling depleted and questioning basically everything. Transcripts, deadlines, college essays, what colleges to actually apply to, the application process itself, depositing and ultimately attending that one university. All without stopping to ask yourself, so what? What’s the point? What’s… Read More The power of “so what”