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How to Help Parents … Before They Make the Wrong Moves

Just days before the most recent Nov. 1 early application deadline, a friend, an independent educational consultant, emailed me.  One of her clients had asked a friend to review an essay for her son, who was working with my friend. She wondered if I knew the outside reader; I did not. She also wondered if Read More

Your Student’s Been Deferred. Now What?

Just after Christmas, we got a call from a student inquiring about an additional essay required by the University of Michigan for deferred students. He wanted help writing it. The student was “postponed” by the Ross School of Business. He wondered if he should call the admissions office, submit additional information beyond the additional essay, Read More

The top 10 most read LINK for Counselors blog posts of 2019

We posted many blogs in 2019 in our E-newsletter that goes out bi-weekly during the school year. These are the top 10 based on click throughs to the blog post: 1. Summer internships for High School Students – January 9, 2019 e-newsletter 2.  The Truth About Extracurricular Activities and Highly Selective Colleges – May 15, Read More

Interpreting the new PSAT scores

Results from the October PSAT have been released. Your PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)  scores are ready online, you should have received an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code to view your scores. The PSAT score report is full of helpful Read More

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