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Early Action to Regular Decision? Congratulations!

So, you just got deffered from Early Action to Regular Decision. CONGRATULATIONS! Yes! That’s right. “CONGRATULATIONS!” Why? The alternative could’ve been much worse; You could have been rejected outright. Now, you are still in the running. And it’s likely that you are on the top of the Regular Decision list. The college just wants to… Read more

The SAT Goes Digital!

The College Board announced last week that their SAT® Suite of Assessments will be delivered digitally starting in the spring of 2024. In their announcement, they noted that the change brings “student friendly changes to the test experience.” Students will likely appreciate the fact that it’s shorter; two hours rather than the traditional three hours…. Read more

Ethical Parenting in the College Admissions Process

Here’s an excellent article from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. I believe this is a very well-written and thought-provoking article that speaks to the ethics needed for all of us in this process. Parents and other primary caregivers shape their children’s moral development in myriad ways. They also often influence every phase of the college preparation,… Read more

Virtual College Fairs this Fall:

If you are a high school sophomore, junior or senior, here’s your chance to hear firsthand from admissions counselors at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country and around the world Registration for a  National Association for College Admissions Counseling, NACAC, Virtual College Fair begins in mid-August.  Parents are invited also.  Sign up… Read more

What will the coronavirus do to your college plans?

May is typically a time when high school seniors can take a breath, having committed to their college for the next 4 years. Senioritis has definitely set in, with a lot of laughter, happiness, and a sense of accomplishment. High school is at an end. Beach week is around the corner. And soon, they will… Read more

College Admissions and the Coronavirus v.2

April 17, 2020 Since my last newsletter a few weeks ago, a lot has happened to impact high school and college students and their families.  Students – and all of us -have never experienced anything like this 2020 pandemic.  With schools closed and all events canceled, normal life has ground to a halt.  The closing… Read more