Category Archive: college counseling

Jun 10

Harvard Rescinds 10 Admissions

This is one of the reasons I tell my students to clean up their social media. If you are embarrassed to show your parents your social media pages, you must clean them up! Here’s what happened to some students who were admitted to Harvard. Their offers were rescinded. “Harvard College rescinded admissions offers to at …

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Jun 03

When a Friend Chooses a College, Be Happy or Be Quiet

“People would have to be pretty oblivious to social cues to offer their two cents about an important, personal decision after that decision had already been made with great care. And so it is with choosing a college. The luckiest students are surrounded by supportive peers, teachers and family members. The benefit of this good …

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May 20

Is Your Child Addicted To Video Games?

Are you concerned that your child may be addicted to video games? “It’s certainly common to hear parents complain that their children are ‘addicted’ to video games. Some researchers even claim that these games are comparable to illegal drugs in terms of their influence on the brain…Click here to read more.    

May 13

Where the 2017 Tony Nominees Went To College

Take a look at this list of alma maters for this year’s Tony Award nominees. Click here. 

Apr 02

5 Questions Asked By a Harvard Admissions Interviewer

”’What have you read recently?’ With this question, Bayor says she would try to determine how intellectually curious and engaged in the world the students were. “You want someone basically who is already at an adult level in terms of their ability to have a conversation, their ability to have many, many topics that are …

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Feb 26

ACT Announces New Summer Test Date

“Starting in 2018, ACT will begin offering students the opportunity to take the ACT in the summer.  The first summer test date will take place in July, 2018 increasing the number of national ACT test dates from six to seven.”  Read press release by clicking here.

Feb 19

Nearly 40,000 Apply To Harvard – College Class Of ’21

“Applications for admission to Harvard College rose to nearly 40,000 this year, with a record 39,494 students applying, up 1.2 percent from last year…. Countering a national trend, interest in the humanities has been rising at Harvard. This year, applicants with an interest in the field saw a 3 percent increase from last year’s applicant …

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Feb 11

New 2017-18 Common Application Essay Questions Are Out

The 2017-2018 common application essay prompts are now out. Take a look at them to get a head start. “Working in close consultation with the counselors and admission officers on our advisory committees, we revised these prompts in a way that we believe will help students see expanded opportunities for expressing themselves. Those revisions appear …

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Jan 29

Don’t Fear General Education

“One area that seems most elusive is information about a college’s ‘core curriculum’ or general education program…. Why is information about the general education program so mysterious? Why don’t colleges devote time and energy discussing their core curriculum? I think the answer probably lies in the fact that most prospective students and their parents think …

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Jan 22

Seize Your Possibilities For Real College Success

This is a very interesting blog to read, as a high school student or as a college student. “When your attention is focused on getting into college it’s easy to forget about what happens after you’re admitted. The excitement of getting a ‘yes’ easily blots out thoughts of how to be successful once you’re on …

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