The New College Admissions Game

I still have a file box filled with college admissions letters.  Considering that journey ended almost twenty years ago, it might seem strange that all of my acceptance and rejection letters are still filed away neatly into their respective slots; but, for me, those notes are symbols of where I […]

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College Admission – Play Now, Pay Later?

To this day, I can still hear my father’s words of advice: “you can play now and pay later or you can pay now and play later.”  Those words drove me forward to practice three and four hours a day, as I worked to make the state soccer team; and, […]

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Admissions Officers Suggest Senioritis can be Fatal

Senioritis is a very real and potentially fatal condition (academically speaking) that many high school students fall victim to the second half of their senior year.  Once the acceptance letters comes from The College of Charleston, Virginia, South Carolina etc., students often times have the tendency to let off the […]

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For Many South Carolina High School Students Teachers Could Hold the Key to Unlock the Door To Clemson, Wofford, USC and Many Other Top State Schools

Teachers are some of the most overlooked resources for high school students when it comes to the college admissions process.  While students are quick to request Letters of Recommendation from their instructors, they fail to take full advantage of the knowledge and experience these teachers have about not only applying […]

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Don’t let Low Grades Lower Your Expectations

There is a popular expression that says “life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”  No where is this expression more true than in high school.  Failing a class or even a test is only truly a failure if students don’t learn and grow […]

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Your College Advisor Can be Your Best Friend

The college application process is difficult enough when students use all of the resources available to them.  Unfortunately, many students fail to take full advantage of one of their best resources – their college advisor.   While college advisors have become increasingly busy, as high schools have slashed budgets and […]

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