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

Applying to UC? We have all the tips just for you

The University of California is comprised of ten campuses, nine of which are undergraduate. When we really break it down, what exactly is an admission officer looking at when they review your application? How do you maximize your chance of admission with a stronger application? Just what are the differences between the campuses? We’ve put… Read More Applying to UC? We have all the tips just for you

How to research and apply to colleges with ease

You have access to more information than ever before. You literally have a computer in your pocket. Your phone. And within seconds you can look up colleges, majors, SAT/ACT averages, read through blogs, gather tips, tour a college, call an admissions office, apply for scholarships, get tips on the application itself and, well, pretty much… Read More How to research and apply to colleges with ease

Is it better to get an A in a regular class than a B in an AP class? How to REALLY know what classes to take to prepare for college

The age old question. One that leaves you paralyzed. Is it better to get an A in a regular class than a B in an AP class? The answer is to get an A in the AP class. JUST KIDDING. Really. Let out that breath you’ve been holding because the truth is there is no… Read More Is it better to get an A in a regular class than a B in an AP class? How to REALLY know what classes to take to prepare for college

How to handle to-do lists, deadlines, applying to colleges and everything else

As the beginning of the school year nears, it can be tough to tackle projects, tasks, homework and everything else on your plate. I can only imagine a student, especially a rising senior, seeing the calendar and realizing that sweet summer is setting quicker than expected and a looming task list is rising with full… Read More How to handle to-do lists, deadlines, applying to colleges and everything else

London International Conference: Exploring King’s College, University College London, London School of Economics, Imperial College & SOAS

This past week I participated in the London International Counselor’s Conference. Five institutions boasting heavy-hitting renowned programs all within the bustling metropolis of London made up the tour. The enchantment of London is something my Los Angeles students can relate to, or anyone for that matter who has grown up in a big city, or… Read More London International Conference: Exploring King’s College, University College London, London School of Economics, Imperial College & SOAS

The University of Oxford – Dive into the Admissions & Application Process

FYI: If you haven’t read The University of Oxford General Information post, I recommend beginning there and getting a broader base of Oxford as a whole. The admission process for the University of Oxford is put in place for the upmost academic and personal fit when deciding which individuals to admit within its selective institution.… Read More The University of Oxford – Dive into the Admissions & Application Process