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
I can see clearly now the rain is gone… Expect if you’re applying, have applied or are a younger family thinking about applying to college, it feels like a whole thunderstorm that’s looming overhead. College is scary. It feels impossible to get in. It feels like everyone is getting A’s, are in AP classes and… Read More 2020 Intentions for Families in the College Process
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
Located 30 minutes outside of Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, sits Brandeis University, housing just over 3,600 undergraduate students from 54 different countries. Boasting a fairly decent international population, you’ll find new experiences interacting with your classmates fairly easily! The university itself is fairly big and on a sunny October day, I was able to see… Read More Brandeis University
The University of California boasts 9 undergraduate campuses, all now open for applying to as of August 1, 2018 for the Fall 2019 admission cycle. It’s as competitive as ever and record applications continue to roll in each round. What does this mean for you as an applicant? It means getting savvy with the UC… Read More Understanding UC Admissions & Key Resources
You’re more than a test score. You’re GPA tells more than a number. Okay sure, maybe you’ve heard that when college admission offices are making decisions, they’re looking at MORE than just academics, but do you believe it? While universities admission policies and review processes vary, it IS helpful to understand the basis of what… Read More How Would an Admission Officer Review Your Application? Understanding Holistic Review and Making the Most out of Your Application
Your college application is a culmination of your personal and academic experiences that showcase your strengths, talents, challenges, interests and are hopefully a prediction of the work yet to be done in the four-year journey ahead. As a college counselor who has worked with students over the past five years, I have heard the “what… Read More What Colleges WANT to See. How to Create Impact and a Lasting Impression.
If you are a rising Senior, you’re most likely (or will be very soon according to your mother who has been kindly reminding you) thinking about where you’ll be applying in the Fall to four-year universities. I give you major kudos. Because a few things may feel differently in today’s age. Like the fact that… Read More The Secret to Finding AND Owning Your College List
“…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.
Thank you to our guest speaker Arun Ponnusamy, Head Counselor and Vice President of Collegewise, for joining us at BHHS and sharing his expertise and knowledge with our families with his presentation on Highly Selective College Admissions! Please take a look at a recap below: Let’s define “selective” Colleges/universities that accept 20% or fewer students… Read More Highly Selective College Admissions