Admission Updates: Dartmouth, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, Princeton and Vanderbilt

This morning I attended the Coast 2 Coast Counselor breakfast with admissions from Dartmouth, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, Princeton and Vanderbilt. Here is what I learned: UC Berkeley Will have a new student center on campus Introducing a new student information system, which will allow prospective and current students to access everything on one portal (financialContinue reading “Admission Updates: Dartmouth, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, Princeton and Vanderbilt”

Senior checklist for October

This is an email I sent out to my seniors recently (I adjusted some of the checklist items to be more general and not specifically for my school). Enjoy! Dear Parents, If your wondering what your senior should be doing during these next couple months for college applications, please check out the Senior Calendar. TheContinue reading “Senior checklist for October”

Art Portfolio Tips

Do you have a son or daughter applying to an art program that requires a portfolio? While I was away at the National Association for College Admission Counseling Conference I found the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design table which had some pretty amazing resources. Check out their portfolio tips fro prospective undergraduatesContinue reading “Art Portfolio Tips”

Fall in Merrimack

Merrimack College visited us today and I picked up a few tidbits a lot of my students would love to hear! They have seasons (Apple picking, hay rides, snow…) something us Southern Californian’s are foreign too (Example: It is 82 degrees out and it’s October 9th. The liberal arts campus has an Integrated Biology majorContinue reading “Fall in Merrimack”

Navigating through the Common Application

I love my friends over at CollegeWise and they rolled out an awesome free guide for the Common Application. The Common Application is an online application system that allows students to apply to multiple private and out-of-state colleges on one site. The Common App includes multiple sections and essays. Follow through this guide and makeContinue reading “Navigating through the Common Application”