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Author: Jason Bullock

PSAT Score Reports are Back: Embrace Them

Just a few days ago (or maybe even today), your students received their PSAT score reports online. The timing of the annual score return is, put simply, not ideal: the fast approaching holidays––paired with the long school break that accompanies them––serve as a big distraction. Furthermore, the sheer amount of time that has elapsed since Read More

Admissions Fact of Fiction

As Counselors, there a number of things you hear that students take as gospel. Some of these things are true and others not so much. has published a few admissions statements that are Facts or Fiction? One is a fact and the other 3 are fiction. Do you know which statement is true? Review Read More

How to polish a college application essay

Early applications to college are in, and now many students are scrambling to finish personal statements and essay supplements for regular admissions, beginning Jan. 1. Whether your students are writing personal statements for the Common App, or supplements for an Ivy, private liberal arts college or public university, make sure they follow the directions and Read More

College’s hidden costs: your students should keep these costs in mind when factoring what college will cost them

When your students are evaluating colleges with their parents, they use the College’s tuition costs to try and estimate what a given college will cost them. Most colleges spell these costs out so they can do an apples to apples comparison of each school. However, there are many other costs affiliated with going to college Read More

How to get all that we offer and possibly contribute to LINK for Counselors

Here is a quick summary and links for everything we offer and how you can contribute: For Counselors Link to the most recent digital edition – Link to subscription form to get your free subscription to LINK for Counselors – Link to subscription form to subscribe to our free bi-weekly e-newsletter – Read More

Ex-Harvard admissions interviewer reveals the 5 questions she asked most applicants

Business Insider recently interviewed a former Harvard admissions representative and she revealed the 5 questions she typically asked every applicant. These might prove beneficial to share with your students as they begin speaking to college representatives: What are you interested in potentially studying in college? Apart from being a good ice-breaker,  asking about what they Read More

5 Tactics that can help your students get their college application put on the top of the pile

Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia published 5 great tips than can help your students get their applications noticed by college admissions. Here are their tips: 1: Beat the deadlines. Check specific due dates for essays, letters of recommendation and all necessary application materials on colleges’ websites. Mark each date in your calendar for at least two Read More

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