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Oh, no! So many to choose from! Which application do I use?

As if college admissions weren’t confusing enough, we now have the Common App, the Coalition App, the Universal College App or a university’s unique application. “Which one should I use? What’s the difference? Does it matter to the colleges?” you ask. Let’s answer that last question first: The answer is no: If a college accepts

Making the Best of Your Summer

As the school year is coming to an end, I’m sure you hear “What are you doing this summer?” often.  This break from school is not only for relaxing on the beach or hanging out with friends, it’s also a time to pursue some interests and maybe even make some money.  Plus, these activities can help

College Application Jumpstart Camp

Class of 2017: Are you ready to take on the Common Application? Attend this intensive 2-day workshop and give yourself a strong start on your college applications before you start your senior year! At the workshop you will: Complete your Common Application Develop your personal statement essay and activity resume using successful strategies Complete a

University of Florida set to release admissions decisions

The University of Florida will release admissions decisions tomorrow, Friday February 13.  They usually post all admissions decisions to the all the applicants’ accounts in GatorLInk after 6 pm. Students, to view your admissions status you should visit UF Admissions  and sign in using your GatorLink username and password. Don’t worry.  What do I always say?  It will be

College Application Jumpstart Camp 2013

I will be holding a “camp” for high school seniors who want to start their senior year of high school with the Common Application already done. Busy students will have one less worry once the school year starts and this is done! There are three sessions, each lasting two days: August 6 & 7 (Tuesday-Wednesday),

Celebrate Your Senior Year and be Safe!

Our seniors have made (or are about to make) The Decision: which college’s admission offer to accept. That is a moment to celebrate! It’s also prom and graduation season. Milestones to recognize and celebrate and I congratulate my clients! But I also urge them to celebrate appropriately. Some teens celebrate, unfortunately, with underage drinking, drug

Should You Visit a College Campus? Absolutely!

Campus visits are the most effective way to evaluate a college campus. That’s why independent educational consultants visit college campuses regularly. You can look at video tours online and lovely pictures, but nothing beats the experience of being there (especially when classes are in session). You aren’t just seeing it, you hear it, you smell

Have You Started Your College Applications?

As summer winds down and students get ready to return to school, college applications are just waiting to be completed. The Common Application for the class of 2012 is available and most colleges have their applications, essays and deadlines available on their websites. The Common App is accepted at over 460 colleges across the country.

Back to School Special

Purchase a four-hour block to be used for any college advising service that you need. Choose from any of the following : Develop student resume to maximize presentation of activities, achievements and community services Brainstorm and discuss essay ideas and review completed drafts Review applications and any supplemental materials for submission Prepare for college interviews

Can Social Media Help or Hurt with College Admissions?

Today’s teens are all over social media, keeping in touch and updating their activities on Facebook, posting comments on blogs they read, sharing music and movies they like on sharing sites, and some even chronicling their lives on blogs. Today’s teens also are worried about getting into college and pursuing their futures. Where these two