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

Essential Resources and Tips + General Good-to-Know Information for Studying in the U.K.

Imagine yourself scanning your passport and grabbing some snacks in the terminal before you settle in for your flight. You sit back, watch a few movies take a nap and land in England, or Scotland, or Ireland! You walk off the plane and see some students gathering on the bus that takes you towards campus.… Read More Essential Resources and Tips + General Good-to-Know Information for Studying in the U.K.

Exploring College Options with My Fave Resources

There’s literally thousands of colleges across the country AND international options that are pretty accessible too. How do you start? Here are a few of my go-to resources that can help narrow down a list of colleges that not only meet but exceed your expectations. How? Well when you devote research…true honest research…not only do… Read More Exploring College Options with My Fave Resources

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.