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Author Archive: Prab Singh

How to use your summers gainfully by preparing for college and career

Many colleges will ask students how they spent their summers, and even if they do not, the summers often represent the time of the year where you have relatively more time to spend developing your...

The Importance of Sending your College Applications in Early

I know that many students cannot really take parents’ warnings about the need to finish applications earlier than deadlines seriously. You think, “Come on, finishing the applications in the...

Reviewing your Early Application: Things to Look out For

“I’m Late, I’m Late, For a Very Important Date” Most schools with Early Application plans in the US will have deadlines in early November. Usually November 1st or November 15th. So I...

Application Time: Support your Child Without being Overly Involved

Parents can be a valuable resource in preparing for college, but remember who is actually going to college! As you can imagine, I have an assortment of different parents who come along with the most...

Planning your Milestones for Application Season

Seniors’ Checklist to Planning the Next Several Months I have found that at this point when families are heading into the thick of the application season, it is helpful to remember how quickly the...

Importance of Choosing the Right Curriculum and Subjects in Grades 9 – 12

While I typically meet families only somewhere in 10th grade, and many students only “wake up” to the process of thinking about applying to colleges in 11th grade, it is important to note that...

Finalising the list of colleges to apply to

For those of you applying to colleges abroad this year, it may seem like it is still a long way away. Trust me, it is not! I would like to form an argument around why this is the best time to...

College Applications: The Personal Essay: Tips

Narrating Your Life: Getting used to talking about yourself. Examples of how students can articulate who they are We have addressed in other blog posts how important it is to communicate who you are...

9 1/2 Important Steps to Preparing for the SAT Reasoning Test

1. Not all tests are equal! The first thing that you should know is that there is an alternative to the SAT called the ACT. Back when I went to college (when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth) the...

The Final Choice: Choosing your Best Fit College

With letters of acceptance rolling in over next month, it is time to return to the beginning and find the Best Fit. Well, many of you have already heard from some of the schools that you have applied...