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What if there were one simple answer to your unrelenting doubts? What if that unassuming solution would take away all...
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Highly Selective College Admissions

Simple Steps to the FAFSA

FAFSA Simple Steps
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Simple Steps to the FAFSA

How I Know You Wrote Your Kid’s College Essay

The paradox of the overzealous editing of the college essay by many helicopter parents is that they don’t know what...
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How I Know You Wrote Your Kid’s College Essay

Is the entire college application actually read?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/feature/wp/2013/04/11/the-education-issue-does-anyone-read-all-those-college-applications-a-parent-finds-out/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.655de4b0c68f
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Is the entire college application actually read?

UC Resources List

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UC Resources List

College Admission Advisors Offer College Fair Tips

 
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College Admission Advisors Offer College Fair Tips

College Fair Checklist – Get the Information You Want

  What happens at a college fair? Alicia Engelstad, M.Ed., JTED/Career/Post-Secondary Counselor, Palo Verde High Magnet School A school counselor...
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College Fair Checklist – Get the Information You Want

How to Plan a College Visit Road Trip

Borrowed from Alexis Benveniste Spring break is right around the corner and pre-collegiettes from all across the country are beginning...
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How to Plan a College Visit Road Trip

How much teacher recommendation letters matter?

Borrowed from Margeau Biche Recommendation letters might not seem like a very crucial part of your whole college application, but...
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How much teacher recommendation letters matter?

Freshman, sophomore years important in college prep

There are many things you can do in your first two years of high school to set yourself up for...
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Highly Selective College Admissions January 29, 2019 - What if there were one simple answer to your unrelenting doubts? What if that unassuming solution would take away all the pain? What if that one unique answer were hidden in plain sight? What if that solution were so mind-numbingly obvious that, once you had stumbled upon its blinding clarity, you spent the next several… ...Continue Reading
Simple Steps to the FAFSA October 23, 2018 - FAFSA Simple Steps ...Continue Reading
How I Know You Wrote Your Kid’s College Essay October 11, 2018 - The paradox of the overzealous editing of the college essay by many helicopter parents is that they don’t know what a college essay is really about. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/03/well/family/how-i-know-you-wrote-your-kids-college-essay.html ...Continue Reading
Is the entire college application actually read? August 20, 2018 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/feature/wp/2013/04/11/the-education-issue-does-anyone-read-all-those-college-applications-a-parent-finds-out/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.655de4b0c68f ...Continue Reading
Teens Should Take The Initiative As They Eye Summer Opportunities May 9, 2018 - From Willard Dix A few years ago I was advising the son of a successful businessman who also happened to be a college classmate. The young man, a junior, was stellar in every way with a disarming personality and a genuine modesty about his accomplishments, which were many and substantial. Right around this time, we… ...Continue Reading
Top 5 College Essay Myths and Facts May 3, 2018 - It’s spring, a good time to debunk some of the rumors about the college essay that spread like wildfire among the college-bound crowd and their families. With that in mind, here are our Top 5 college essay myths and facts: Myth 1: A college essay has to be written about an impressive topic. Fact: The student is… ...Continue Reading
April Need to Know for Seniors April 24, 2018 - As senior year is wrapping up, there are some important things you need to do and remember before you are off to college! Submit your deposit by May 1st!  Your spot at college will be lost if you do not submit your deposit on time. If you are waitlisted at your #1 school, deposit to… ...Continue Reading
College Fair Checklist – Get the Information You Want April 24, 2018 -   What happens at a college fair? Alicia Engelstad, M.Ed., JTED/Career/Post-Secondary Counselor, Palo Verde High Magnet School A school counselor or teacher can tell you how to find nearby college fairs. A college fair is a gathering of college representatives who are looking for the right students for their institutions. They’re there to spread the… ...Continue Reading