Resolve To Make Time For Extracurricular Activities

My nine-year-old looked at me last night with concern in his eyes and bemoaned the passing of another holiday season. Now that the presents have been opened and the ceremonial confetti, which marks the passing of another year, has been swept away, there is nothing to shield countless teenagers from […]

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College Admissions Advice for the Class of 2014

The start of a new school year brings with it the usual angst that accompanies the final stretch run for high school seniors.  With SAT’s and ACT’s to take and in some cases re-take and applications to begin filling out, the start of senior year can many times prove to […]

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College Fair Advice for Parents

It has been many years since I experienced the unfettered joy of a College Fair from a student’s perspective; however, in my capacity as a teacher and a college consultant, I have had the unique opportunity in recent years to observe this phenomena as an interested outside observer.  For many […]

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What Does Your College Admissions Essay Say About You?

For you high school juniors, who have decided to get a head start on writing your college admissions essay, please take a few minutes to read what I have to say on the subject.  I know you think your essay on feeding the poor children in Guatemala really captures your […]

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Athletics: You Don’t have to be a Star to Win in the Admissions Game

I’m sure you have noticed them- the ever-growing masses of smartly dressed adolescents with huge duffel bags filled with the tell tale equipment, definitively marked by the lacrosse stick protruding from the bag. Yes, it appears that lacrosse has picked up where soccer left off, and droves of mothers are […]

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Colleges Want Students Who Also Excel Outside of the Classroom

The admissions game today is a competitive one to say the least; and, it is a game that is not always won in the academic arena.  Now more than ever, colleges are looking at what students have accomplished outside of the classroom as a major factor in deciding which students […]

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