Pieces of your college application: Unpacking GPA and what it really means
GPA. Grade Point Average. It is the number on your transcript. The culmination of your grades and semester by semester. I bet if you’re a student, that number feels a bit heavier to you. Like it means your fate in admissions. Or that a college will put you in a different pile when reviewing your…
How to apply to colleges where you will thrive
You know the colleges that have been branded in your brain since you were little. Or the ones on bumper stickers. Or the ones your cousin went to that you’re always reminded of on holidays. College has become a brand. A rite of passage. So if you’re a senior trying to decide on where to…
Class of 2021: Preparing and planning for college apps
Class of 2021, you might be feeling a bit uneasy or a bit unsure of where to begin. First, take a massive breath. Inhale…you can do this…exhale…really you can… Keep in mind as information changes daily, it’s important that you receive good information from reputable resources. In the video I preach this, but I really…
Why staying at home, might just be the best thing for our students. Take a back seat achievement.
Before I begin this article, I must share the following: It is not lost on me that we are in a crisis. That there are children at home, suffering with shaky environments and an even shakier future. This article is by no means a piece to turn a blind eye in ignorance from all of…
Choosing the Right College – Hot off the presses from the Beverly Hills Weekly
Check out the full interview at online at BH Weekly, where I discuss tips for seniors, juniors and how to navigate college admissions amidst a pandemic. Thanks BH Weekly for the support!
National College Decision Day and What You Need to Know
Seniors committing to four year colleges: Today is your day! May 1 is National Commitment Deadline Day. There may be some updates due to COVID-19, but for the vast majority, committing to a college by today is your first step towards many incredible steps to come. Here are a few things to keep in mind, plus an…
How to Commit to your University AND Feel Confident in your Decision
May 1st is approaching. You’re a senior, hesitant about your final options. One on hand, you’re excited you have choices, but on the other hand, maybe you still have a waitlist option and are still wondering. Maybe you’re thinking about a community college, or even a Gap Year. Maybe you have two amazing choices, that…
SAT June Cancellation + Testing Updates, What You Need to Know
The College Board announced the June 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration is cancelled. They have added an SAT administration in September, which will give students the opportunity to test every month from August through December. If you are a junior and preparing/planning for college admissions, including testing, here is what you need to…