What I found at the University of Oxford’s International Guidance Counselor’s Conference went beyond the admissions insights, campus tours and student panels. I found a true love of learning at the University of Oxford. A deep dive into academics. A passion for asking big questions. A community of scholars not solely there because it is… Read More The University of Oxford
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.
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 testing can seem like a beast. One entrance exam defining your future admissibility. But here’s the thing. It’s WAY in your head and I can help break down the mental blocks for some much needed clarity. Really. Contextually the exam is one academic piece of your application, not the entire. According to the… Read More SAT/ACT: Why College Admission Testing Really Isn’t that Scary
Yep 6 words. If you can narrow down these, you’ll be well on your way to success in not only college/career but life. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Enjoy 🙂 Passion Passion. You know the thing that drives you. The thing you do when you have free time just because you… Read More Future Success in 6 Words
As a counselor time and time again I’ve recommended a book titled How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haimes. A book about the perils our students face because of over-involved, over-managed and over-scheduled lives. Our students have never been more intelligent. They have never had more access to information. They have also never been more anxious and stressed. And don’t forget… Read More The One Video Every Parent & Educator Needs to Watch
Resolutions, resolves, to-do lists, fresh starts, reminiscing, planning or just recovering from the holiday season. Ya, it’s a lot. And by the way, school starts back up fairly soon if not already. So maybe you’re hitting the snooze button more than the books, BUT it’s okay, because there are a few easy things you can… Read More Your Game Plan for Crushing the New Year + Prepping for College Along the Way
“…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.
PSAT scores will be available on CollegeBoard starting the week of December 10th. If you’re a Junior, I am sure you just tensed up a little bit. Take a breath. The best way to navigate the college admission process is to arm yourself with information…the correct information and necessary information. This process can be a… Read More PSAT Scores What You Need to Know
Seniors, I bet you’re eye rolling at this title. It’s fine. I get it. You’ve re-written, read and re-written your essay a billion times. You’ve created applications, probably have about a dozen username and passwords by now and if we logged into your email it’s most likely flooded, like really flooded, with emails about colleges,… Read More Why going through the college process is actually amazing