Academic Summer Programs: You Can Learn and Also Make Them Count Towards Your College Application.

Academic Summer Programs: You Can Learn and Also Make Them Count Towards Your College Application.

Timothy Parros and Victoria Berels We get asked about summer programs all of the time and if attending one of these camps will prompt the admission team at the college consider your attendance. The answer can be both yes and no. Though these programs might show a demonstrated interest in the university for some academic programs, typically admissions offices and summer program offices are separate entities. So to really benefit from these summer programs with an eye towards college admission, b....

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Decision Time for College Acceptances

Decision Time for College Acceptances

Kim Parros and Victoria Berels College acceptances have arrived for your child, some are still coming, or perhaps your student has been deferred from the college of their dreams. You thought that your student’s hard work on all those applications, essays, application fees, ACT/SAT test scores, and getting their counselor to send their grades was the hard part. Unfortunately, here comes the harder part: now comes the shock of the price to attend that amazing college they always wanted to go to....

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Don’t Catch Senioritis!

Don’t Catch Senioritis!

Victoria Berels Congratulations, seniors! You’ve applied to your top choice schools. Many of you have received acceptances and put your deposit down on your future home. Some of you may still be waiting on acceptances from schools or deciding between a few good options. Wherever you may be on your college process, there is one common pitfall to avoid: senioritis. Though you are wrapping up your high school career, many of the soft skills you have picked up in this stage will carry over to co....

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FEAR OF DEFERRAL BLOG SERIES: #2 How to write to admissions after a deferral

FEAR OF DEFERRAL BLOG SERIES: #2 How to write to admissions after a deferral

This is part two in our 2 part series of what to do if you have been deferred or waitlisted from your college of choice. If you’ve been deferred this college admissions season, you may be wondering how to best increase your chances of admission while your application is being reconsidered with the next application pool. If you’ve already called the admissions office as we explained in our first deferral blog, your next step is to write a personalized email. The main purpose of this email is....

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