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 ofContinue reading “Why staying at home, might just be the best thing for our students. Take a back seat achievement.”

National College Decision Day and What You Need to Know

Seniors committing to four year colleges: Today is your day!┬áMay 1 is National Commitment Deadline Day.┬áThere 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 anContinue reading “National College Decision Day and What You Need to Know”

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, thatContinue reading “How to Commit to your University AND Feel Confident in your Decision”

Woodbury University

A hidden gem in California. A small powerhouse of a university. Boasting top accredited programs, individualized student support AND offering the financial means to make it all possible. These are only some of the reasons why Woodbury University is a place to check out. Located in Burbank, California, over 1,200 students call Woodbury their home.Continue reading “Woodbury University”

SAT-ACT: What, when, why and how does it factor in admissions?

It is Saturday, and I am at school because it’s been a week filled with testing education AND it continues with today’s practice SAT and ACT exam. Now I’m sure the students currently testing aren’t reveling in the joy that is waking up on a Saturday and coming back to school. And come back forContinue reading “SAT-ACT: What, when, why and how does it factor in admissions?”

College Preparation Goals for December: Broken down by grade level

I hope you had a restful holiday weekend! Or, maybe you had a weekend like one of my students who ordered pizza and chocolate cake for Thanksgiving while tying up his UC applications. Regardless if you were re-charging or just plain charging, tis the season to have more dates added to your calendar and lastContinue reading “College Preparation Goals for December: Broken down by grade level”

What a college really wants

What looks better for college? What will an admissions officer want to see? Is it better to do community service or have an internship? Should I continue with my volleyball club team or dedicate more time to something entrepreneurial because I will be applying to business programs? I’m too busy to visit colleges, I’m studyingContinue reading “What a college really wants”

Willamette University

Located in Salem, Oregon (about an hour from Eugene and Portland) you’ll find Willamette University. On the Colleges that Changes Lives list, Willamette offers quite a matching of academic engagement and experience with professors where the sky is the limit. The Colleges that Change Lives is a list of schools that have characteristics that literallyContinue reading “Willamette University”

Creating boundaries with your child at the start of the school year

You have your child’s schedule in hand and your first inclination is to fix it. You have a senior who has yet to start anything…and I mean anything…with their college applications. You have one checked out on Fortnite and won’t leave their room. You have a daughter who is so glued to her phone andContinue reading “Creating boundaries with your child at the start of the school year”

The University of Oxford – Dive into the Admissions & Application Process

FYI: If you haven’t read The University of Oxford General Information post, I recommend beginning there and getting a broader base of Oxford as a whole. The admission process for the University of Oxford is put in place for the upmost academic and personal fit when deciding which individuals to admit within its selective institution.Continue reading “The University of Oxford – Dive into the Admissions & Application Process”