GPA. Grade Point Average. It is the number on your transcript. The culmination of your grades and semester by semester. I bet if you’re a student, that number feels a bit heavier to you. Like it means your fate in admissions. Or that a college will put you in a different pile when reviewing your… Read More Pieces of your college application: Unpacking GPA and what it really means
You know the colleges that have been branded in your brain since you were little. Or the ones on bumper stickers. Or the ones your cousin went to that you’re always reminded of on holidays. College has become a brand. A rite of passage. So if you’re a senior trying to decide on where to… Read More How to apply to colleges where you will thrive
Before I begin this article, I must share the following: It is not lost on me that we are in a crisis. That there are children at home, suffering with shaky environments and an even shakier future. This article is by no means a piece to turn a blind eye in ignorance from all of… Read More Why staying at home, might just be the best thing for our students. Take a back seat achievement.
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Seniors committing to four year colleges: Today is your day! May 1 is National Commitment Deadline Day. There may be some updates due to COVID-19, but for the vast majority, committing to a college by today is your first step towards many incredible steps to come. Here are a few things to keep in mind, plus an… Read More National College Decision Day and What You Need to Know
Trevor Packer, the head of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, streamed a live webinar to provide updates for spring 2020 AP testing. After a full semester of curriculum and a spring semester beginning with home learning, students will be able to test for APs at home and have the opportunity for college credit and to… Read More AP Testing 2020 Updates
In a matter of days admission updates and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic change drastically. As a family with students applying or looking towards the future to apply to college, these times may feel uncertain. A key piece to college applications lies in one word: CONTEXT. Context is the piece of information provided that a… Read More Admissions Considerations During COVID-19
Three rows full of that green and yellow gear on our flight to Eugene. We were heading to the right place. The University of Oregon is big on spirit. An institution with over 20,000 students celebrating the spirit that is U of O. Nine schools and colleges make up the greater university, where students are… Read More University of Oregon
Trick or…trick? If you’re applying early to colleges there’s likely to be a shortage of treats this Halloween. And the tricks aren’t even cool. Like not at all. Actually they’re kind of awful. Because who thought applying to college would be fun, or sane, or easy? Then you add a deadline following what used to… Read More Submitting early applications? Read these 8 tips
Yes, my official title states college counselor. Yes, most of my conversations are geared around SAT’s, ACT’s, how to find the right school, how many AP classes should one take, managing expectations and preparing students for the ultimate season of college applications in the fall of their senior year. But here’s the thing. I am… Read More I am a counselor first