What to prioritize as the semester ends and be stronger for it in the college admission process

Now can seem like a pretty busy time as you finish out your semester and cram. AP Exams, setting up summer plans, wrapping up assignments and, oh ya, all of your existing extracurricular commitments. If you’re a Junior you are well underway, or at least making plans to take an SAT or ACT and have… Read More What to prioritize as the semester ends and be stronger for it in the college admission process

Choosing Your University and Next Step with Confidence: A How To Guide

I have spent quite a bit of time with my seniors who are in the midst of making a…well…REALLY big decision. And that can be daunting. Because this time next year, they’ll be in a completely different space. A different living space, with a new roommate, maybe a new climate, new city and new surroundings.… Read More Choosing Your University and Next Step with Confidence: A How To Guide

3 Tools to Easily Tell College Affordability and What You Can ACTUALLY Expect to Pay

Every student and family can benefit from adding financial aid into their college search. Why? Because not only do you want to go to a college that has the program you’re interested in, the social scene and the right academic environment, but you also want it to be affordable. Remember, you shouldn’t have your back against… Read More 3 Tools to Easily Tell College Affordability and What You Can ACTUALLY Expect to Pay

What Highly Selective Institutions Look for in Applicants: A conversation every educator, parent and student must have

“…the paralyzing terror of choosing the regular class earning an A over the AP class with a B.” I initially sat down to write a post recapping my time spent at Vanderbilt. Admissions, updates, student life, etc. But a much bigger idea came to fruition and I could not help but tackle it. I know…are we… Read More What Highly Selective Institutions Look for in Applicants: A conversation every educator, parent and student must have

College Admission Decisions Not What You Expected? Read This.

“…the truth is you HAVEN’T lost that much. But what you have gained…well…we have yet to see.”  If you spent one day…one day…asking each adult you came across about their life and how they got to where they are today, you would find a varying degree of small, powerful stories. Maybe surprising stories. Maybe stories… Read More College Admission Decisions Not What You Expected? Read This.

How not to freak out as Junior and crush college prep

Second semester Junior year tends to bring on quite the stir of anxiety. Why? Well maybe it’s because you are taking the toughest course load yet and are now in more advanced work demanding academic attention. Or maybe that leadership position you took in your extracurricular is now overloading your schedule. Or maybe you feel… Read More How not to freak out as Junior and crush college prep