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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

Forget passion; instead, focus on finding your purpose!

I was sitting in my office one rainy Wednesday afternoon talking to a student new to my practice. Joe was enthusiastically answering my questions because both he and I were hoping to uncover the answer to the age-old question: “What do you want to do when you grow up.”  I oftentimes imagine myself a detective… Read more

And Now, We Wait!

It’s that time of the year again – a period marked with increased anxiety and nervousness. I’m speaking of the wait for college decision letters! The applications have been sent, and now it’s waiting time. No doubt this is an extremely nerve -wracking time for everyone involved. What’s a stressed- out student to do during… Read more