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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...

Post-Application Press: Applications are sent; what next?

Ah, that wonderful feeling when you have finally finished all of your applications! While you certainly deserve the time to sit back and exhale after all of that work, there are a few things that you...

Choosing the Right Essay Topics

Like most students, you will likely be applying to around 10 colleges. Hopefully most of these will be on the Common Application, which will save you a lot of time. However, those schools will still...

Managing the Application Process: Tips

Just like Wednesday is that time in the week when we are as far away from last weekend as we are from the next weekend, October is that month in the application season where we need to take stock of...

Should you Apply Early Decision?

Ahhh, the topic of Early Decision. It is always a fervent subject for the families that I work with. Everyone seems to think that they have discovered a “secret” within the art of admissions....

Studying in Europe

  I live in a university town, and as the summer wanes and the cooler climes set in, the students are back, both old and new, like pigeons coming home to roost.  There are many desi  faces...

Approaching the Application School Supplement

Prab Singh heads CollegeSource (http://thecollegesource.net/), an organisation that provides life coaching to adolescents and support to their family through the process of deciding their higher...

Demystifying the Common Application

Prab Singh heads CollegeSource (http://thecollegesource.net/), an organisation that provides life coaching to adolescents and support to their family through the process of deciding their higher...