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3 Biggest Reasons for a High School Resume

Should I have a resume in High School? Absolutely, but the 3 best reasons for a High School student to have a resume are different from why their parents have one. Professionals tend to consider a resume a highly-polished final product used to land a job.  For a high school student, I prefer a very …

Receive the Gifts

COVID-19 is here to stay. Many young adults are sequestered away from campus for the duration of the semester already, and we are beginning to hear predictions of months, even years of altered societal norms. So, here are my recommendations for those of you late high school and early college students for how to keep …

College Admissions Isn’t Fair – 10 Ways to Level the Playing Field

Only 38% of Americans think the college admissions process is fair, according to a recent survey by the Higher Education Analytics Center. The recent Admissions Scandal (aka Operation Varsity Blues) highlights how Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and dozens of other uber-wealthy people hired Rick Singer to inflate their kids’ test scores and bribe college officials. …

Should I take the SAT or ACT?

That’s a critical question. And if you’re a high school junior or your child is a junior, now is the time to find out. Fall of 11th grade is the ideal time to learn whether to take the SAT or ACT.  Getting the information you need to make this critical decision now will help you: …

7 Steps To Connect With Your Admissions Counselor

Here is a course of action you can follow to get on your Admissions Counselor’s radar. Please tread carefully. YOU DO NOT WANT TO STANDOUT FOR THE WRONG REASONS! That means: Be polite. Respect their time. Proofread your correspondence. With these guidelines in mind, we encourage you to connect with the Admissions Counselors at the …

How to Find Your Assigned Admission Counselor

At most colleges, prospects are assigned to a specific admissions counselor, often based on geographic region. Here’s little known trick to give you a leg up on your competition: you can usually find the name of this person online and their contact info! For example, look at this page for Georgia Tech or this page …

Get To Know Your School’s College Career Counselor

This week, February 5-9, is National School Counselor Week, though few people realize it. This makes sense, because, in general, I find school counselors to be humble individuals.It takes a special type of person to be able to effectively counsel a distressed student or parent, create every student’s schedule, and also write letters of recommendation …

Dealing with Waitlists and Deferrals

Colleges turn to giving you a Deferral or a Waitlist decision due to some level of uncertainty about your application. Three main uncertainties drive these decisions. 1. Broad Uncertainty The admissions team may not yet knowing enough about their application pool to understand how you compare to their other applicants. This scenario tends to result …