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Set up your Junior Year Planning Meeting with me. Make sure your parents can join us!

Please let us know you PSAT scores.

 

SENIOR TO DOs

Seniors set up a formal meeting with the guidance counselor to review your final college list.

Early Decision students, make sure all of the required info gets to the college before the deadline.

Seniors visit colleges in person or virtually.

See your guidance counselor to review and sign off on your high school transcript. Make sure all grades and courses listed are accurate. If you are applying to test-optional colleges, request that all test scores are removed from the transcript.

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From an expert on higher education and the author of the New York Times bestseller There Is Life After College, comes a revealing look at college admissions that draws on embedded observations of admissions officers and yields practical advice and helpful strategies for navigating the system.
For many, the college admissions process feels like a zero-sum game. For frustrated parents and their heartbroken teenagers who’ve been rejected by their top school, searching and applying to college has become a nightmare. Admissions scandals are front-page news. But the reality is, there are plenty of spots available at US campuses for the nearly 2 million high school graduates who plan to attend college. In Who Gets In and Why higher education expert Jeffrey Selingo pulls back the curtain …

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Susan F. Paterno is the director of the journalism program at Chapman University in Orange, California. An award-winning journalist with more than twenty years’ experience, she has written for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and U.S. News & World Report. As senior writer for American Journalism Review, she won a landmark ruling to protect journalists in the state of California. She has collaborated on a half dozen books, including the Newswriter’s Handbook and Talk Straight, Listen Carefully with M. L. Stein.

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Your Checklist for Senior Year

Your Checklist for Senior Year

Staying on top of the college process is key to your success. Here is a month by month listing of what you need to do. Please stay current and communicate with us. We know COVID-19 has shifted some of our timeline, but this is a good guide AUGUST / SEPTEMBER ❑ Start...

Visting Colleges Junior Year is Very Important!

Visting Colleges Junior Year is Very Important!

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.” -John Keats. Hello families of Juniors! You are embarking on the single most important year of high school and if this is your first rodeo, you may not be psychologically prepared for the testing, the activity...

Tips for the PSAT & How To Practice

What the PSAT Is and What to Know About the Exam The PSAT is good preparation for the SAT and may yield college scholarships for top scorers. By Josh Moody Oct. 6, 2021, at 9:29 U.S. News & World Report What to Know About the PSAT High enough marks on the...

Visiting Colleges- Planning & Tips

Visiting Colleges- Planning & Tips

Planning It is always a good idea to see a number of suitable colleges in the same geographic area. If you are going to a college that you are really interested in, ALWAYS go and visit another nearby You never know when you will get that "...ooooh this is exactly...

“One of the best things about our academic collegiate system is that there is a college for everybody; the student will thrive in an appropriate  college.  And we know by now, that selective colleges do not guarantee financial or emotional success. Our mission is to help students find the appropriate colleges.”
Peggy Baker, M.Ed., CEP

We could not agree more. Our goal is to find the right FIT for your student and family: academically, socially, geographically and financially. It is absolutely fine that some colleges are highly selective with the students they choose. It is our job to help guide families in the right direction for THEIR STUDENT, not the neighbor’s, not the other family on the lacrosse field, not the one in the movies, nor the one that is popular in their particular circle. We have many, many amazing choices.  “The longer the runway, the smoother the take off.” Lee Norwood (and most pilots I know).

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TOP 12 Things Colleges Look For. Where Do You Start?

  “One of the best things about our academic collegiate system is that there is a college for everybody; the student will thrive in an appropriate  college.  And we know by now, that selective colleges do not guarantee financial or emotional success. Our mission...

Timing & Preparation: The Common Application

Timing & Preparation: The Common Application

The Common App Makes it Easy to Apply to Multiple Colleges and Universities, by Lee Norwood, Annapolis College Consulting, August 16th,2021  If you have not does so already, it's time to start thinking about things like your final college list and applications. In the...

Your Checklist for Senior Year

Your Checklist for Senior Year

Staying on top of the college process is key to your success. Here is a month by month listing of what you need to do. Please stay current and communicate with us. We know COVID-19 has shifted some of our timeline, but this is a good guide AUGUST / SEPTEMBER ❑ Start...

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