How Parents Can Support Seniors with Applications

It’s September, which means application season and school are officially in full swing! In light of this, I wanted to share ideas for how parents can help students during the coming months. College applications can be work intensive and stressful, … Continue reading

Advice College Admissions Officers Give their Own Kids

Who better than a college admissions officer to give you advice when applying to college? Of course, if you are a teenager, and that college admissions officer happens to be your mom or dad, it may be the last person you’ll … Continue reading

An (often) Overlooked Part of College Applications

As a college applicant, you will probably spend hours pouring over your essays and your apps, making lists of requirements and deadlines and studying diligently for tests. After all, you want to make sure everything you present to the colleges is … Continue reading

Why Community College Could Be the Best Choice You’ll Ever Make

I’ll let you in on a little secret – although my career and business are dedicated to counseling students on 4-year college admissions, I started MY college education at a community college. And it was the best choice I ever … Continue reading

How Students Can Lower College Costs

If you shudder when thinking about financing your child’s education, you are not alone. With rising tuitions, and more students competing for limited financial aid, the cost of a 4-year education has risen dramatically over the past decade. And while … Continue reading

UC Admissions Gets Tougher for In-State Students

According to data from the 2014-2015 admissions season, Californian’s are facing even tougher admissions odds at UC campuses, while offers to out-of-state and international students are increasing. The number of Californians accepted to a UC campus dropped by about 1,000, … Continue reading

Who’s Reading Your Essay?

Here’s a visualization exercise I use with students before they start their admissions essays. I want you to imagine a college admissions representative. I’ll say it’s a woman in her late 30’s, but you can visualize anyone you want. It’s … Continue reading