Archive for May, 2011

  • College Essay Writing Tips

    College Essay Writing Tips

    May 24th, 2011 | Essays, Home Page | nancy | Comments Off on College Essay Writing Tips

    The best time to start working on college application essays is the summer between junior and senior year in high school.  The summer is a great time to do this because you can really devote concentrated time to your essay without feeling guilty about not  studying for your math test or not working on your English term […]

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  • Activities in High School

    Activities in High School

    May 19th, 2011 | Advice for High School, Home Page | nancy | Comments Off on Activities in High School

    I am often asked by parents what activities colleges like to see students participate in while in high school.  I am always taken aback by this question.  We shouldn’t be pushing our students to participate in activities that colleges are looking for.  We should be encouraging students to participate in activities that they truly enjoy!  That […]

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  • Foreign Language in High School

    Foreign Language in High School

    May 19th, 2011 | Advice for High School, Home Page | nancy | Comments Off on Foreign Language in High School

    Every spring I get many inquiries from my clients about “what is the real deal on what colleges look for on a transcript in terms of foreign languages”. Usually the question is coming from a student (or her parent) who is looking to bail out of a foreign language in his/her senior year.  Without hesitation, […]

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  • Could there be a mistake on the SAT?

    Could there be a mistake on the SAT?

    May 19th, 2011 | Home Page, Standardized Testing | nancy | Comments Off on Could there be a mistake on the SAT?

    For the first time, I had a client this year that made me think, maybe there was a mistake made on one particular SAT scoring.  I thought I would share this experience since it was a first.  I had seen the fine print on the back of the SAT booklet that says that you can […]

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  • Update on Waitlists

    Update on Waitlists

    May 19th, 2011 | College Admissions Trends, Home Page | nancy | Comments Off on Update on Waitlists

    I have recently returned from a conference in Philadelphia sponsored by the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).  As usual, I found this to be an invigorating and rewarding experience.  It is nice to hear from other experts and to see if their observations and predictions about all things college-admissions-related corroborate with mine. One of the […]

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