San Francisco college tour in a day

On Monday, May 16th a few counselors and I took a one day tour to San Francisco and back home. Yes, one day. And we managed to visit 5 schools, walk just about 8 and a half miles AND eat at some local spots, that left us quite full as we boarded the plan. 8:30Continue reading “San Francisco college tour in a day”

Liberal Arts Colleges

In the mail today, I received an institutional guide of liberal arts colleges throughout the country, titled Power of Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities. This pocketbook gem contained a general listing, state by state. What I kind of love about this, is that there are no rankings, just an alphabetical list of collegesContinue reading “Liberal Arts Colleges”

University of Miami, Oxford Ohio College Tour

As I sit on the bus heading out of Oxford I reflect on my experience for the past day and a half at the University of Miami, Oxford Ohio. Lush trees, large red brick buildings and students buzzing around. If you ask most of my students they have never heard of Miami. But as weContinue reading “University of Miami, Oxford Ohio College Tour”

What to tell yourself when college decisions come out

This is a short, but important post. To all of my seniors who have heard back, who have been waitlisted and who are comparing yourselves to the other decisions you are hearing from your peers.  Please say the following mantras to yourself, write them down or put them into your notes app on your phone:Continue reading “What to tell yourself when college decisions come out”

UC Personal Statement Changing for Class of 2017

Updates from University of California admissions beginning with the Class of 2017 The UC Personal Statement is moving away from its previous two statements and now going with a different model, the personal insight questions The UC Application opens August 1, 2016 for the 2017 admission cycle Take the time over summer to work on essaysContinue reading “UC Personal Statement Changing for Class of 2017”

University of Kansas

This post is a little delayed, however I felt compelled to share so here it goes! A couple weeks ago I attended a luncheon with the University of Kansas. Often-times the midwest gets the “fly-over” state reputation so I was excited to hear about a college I know of, but not much more than a competitiveContinue reading “University of Kansas”

Sophomore College Guidance

This week I am visiting Sophomore classrooms. One of my favorite things to do as a College Counselor is present in classrooms. I love the energy and the interaction with students and today’s start was a good confirmation of why I love it. Sophomore College Guidance Goal of lesson – to increase awareness of collegeContinue reading “Sophomore College Guidance”

U.S. Naval Academy College Tour

I was able to visit the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland this week and learned some pretty amazing information about the institution. I have broken down the post into three sections to help: 1. Admissions and Applying 2. Opportunities at the Academy 3. My Subjective Opinion Admissions and Applying Class of 2019 Admission Profile Of aboutContinue reading “U.S. Naval Academy College Tour”

California State University Application Tidbits

Applying to one of the 23 Cal State campuses? Remember to be mindful of a few things. For instance, some campuses may be impacted, including specific majors. As you walk through the application, here are a few tidbits that may help… Side note: The California State University system is very diverse, with multiple campuses thatContinue reading “California State University Application Tidbits”

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”