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