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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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March Need to Know for Seniors

SENIORS—HOME STRETCH! Finish with a strong academic record! (No D’s or F’s for 4-year colleges!!) Update Family Connection if you...
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March Need to Know for Seniors

 


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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
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
UC Resources List August 20, 2018 -
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
How to Plan a College Visit Road Trip March 2, 2018 - Borrowed from Alexis Benveniste Spring break is right around the corner and pre-collegiettes from all across the country are beginning to plan their long-awaited college visits. It is a prime time for visiting colleges and checking out which schools pique your interest. If you have a long list of schools you’re visiting over spring break, make note ...Continue Reading
How much teacher recommendation letters matter? March 2, 2018 - Borrowed from Margeau Biche Recommendation letters might not seem like a very crucial part of your whole college application, but they say something about you that a school might not be able to get from your own essays, grades or extracurricular background. After all, your teachers and mentors are in the special position to have been able to observe ...Continue Reading