Overcoming the Feelings of an Admissions Rejection

Overcoming the Feelings of an Admissions Rejection

As a college counselor, I both enjoy and feel a slight sense of despair at this time of the year. Usually beginning in mid-December, colleges from around the country that choose to offer Early Decision or Early Action plans, will begin the process of notifying...
What to Consider When Applying to College

What to Consider When Applying to College

When it comes to schooling in the U.S. things are just different. Schools are in-person, a hybrid model, fully remote, or taken on an entirely new process/meaning for a family. No matter where your student is with schooling this year, there are some important points...
Tips for a Successful New School Year

Tips for a Successful New School Year

As the month of August commences, I find myself thinking how quickly the summer has gone and in a few short weeks we are all back to school. As both a high school college counselor and independent college counselor for the past ten years, admittedly, I still find...
It’s Never Too Early for a Visit

It’s Never Too Early for a Visit

Over the past ten years as a college counselor, I have been asked countless times by families: Does my student need to visit a college before he/she/they apply? Can’t we just wait until they’re accepted before I/we have to take time off of work or spend money to...