Archive for the ‘college guidance’ Category


Not Going to College? Now What?

  This post was originally written for ClassandCareers.com and was posted as “Taking the non-traditional route after high school graduation”. Most high school seniors are geared up for graduation next month and that comes with a good case of senioritis. The typical path for a large percentage of graduates sends them off to college in the […]

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What is a Curriculum Vitae and How Can It Help Your Student?

  Parents that are helping their high school kids get into college have a lot of questions. Right now you probably have one big question. What is a curriculum vitae? A curriculum vitae (CV) is a document that lists a person’s education, accomplishments, qualifications, and past experience. While it sounds like a resume, there are […]

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It’s a Match: Fall in Love with Your 2nd Choice College

  This article was originally published on Smart College Visit as part of my Parent College Coach tips. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to repost it.   A song by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, “Love the One You’re With”, brings me back to my teen years. Yes. It dates me. But it reminds […]

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Looking Ahead to 2017

  With the Christmas season upon us and students on winter break, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2017. First things first, take a look at scholarships with January deadlines. These should be at the top of your list to begin 2017. Make scholarship searching and applying a priority in 2017. Say you don’t […]

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Straight Talk on College Admissions from 21 Experts

  It’s important for parents to stay informed about the college admissions process. Fortunately, there are so many opportunities for you to gather valuable information without leaving home or paying for expensive college prep advice. Sonia Lal, M.Ed., a former Harvard interviewer and founder of Ivy League Potential LLC. organized the telesummit “Your Child’s Best Future: […]

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The Path to Your Child’s Dream College

  If you think about it, getting your child into the right college is essentially the final step of parenting. Don’t get the wrong idea here; we’re not saying that your job is over once your child attends college. For one thing, you’ll almost certainly still need to pay for their tuition. However, rather than […]

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Sometimes College Isn’t the Right Choice

  When our student graduates from high school we flaunt college names like a badge of honor. “My daughter is going to Harvard.” “My son will be attending college at Texas A&M.” You get the picture. Sometimes our desire to prove we raised a successful teenager clouds our judgment and causes us to push our […]

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Watch for Pre-College Anxiety This Summer

  High school graduation is here and parents are proudly snapping photos, bragging about which college their student will attend, and basking in the fact that they raised a successful high school graduate. Then comes the summer before college . . . Right now, your student is probably looking forward to “gelling” during the summer: […]

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How to Excel in College

  It takes years of hard work to get into college and on the path to your dream career. If you’ve made it to college, congratulations are in order – you’ve passed high school and got onto the course you need to be on. Of course, once you’re in college there’s a lot of pressure […]

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How to Know If Your Teen is Ready for College Without Asking

  Yes. You could come out and ask the question. But the odds are your teen probably doesn’t know; and even if he does answer, it might not be an honest one. It might be what he thinks you want to hear. Your child needs some “mean” emotional skills before move-in day, as evidenced by […]

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