Category Archives: High School

Short Term Goals; Long Term Gain

In the teenage years, it is very difficult to envision that far-distant adult world of professional employment, building a family, or having a boss. Even more difficult is having the discipline to prepare for that eventuality. Nonetheless, it is tremendously … Continue reading

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Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Pre-College Plan for Junior High Families In simplest terms, the value of education is at least threefold: the acquisition of knowledge; the access it provides to higher levels of the socio-economic spectrum; and the cash value of … Continue reading

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Does A College’s Student Body Political Leaning Matter to You?

As you are researching colleges, you will hear comments about how one campus is “very liberal” or another is “extremely conservative”, or another is “middle of the road”.: These are references to the political leanings of a college campus. Is … Continue reading

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Basic College Money Planning For Students

  Before you leave for college, you need to learn how to handle money.  Here are 6 tips for you to consider as you prepare to go off to college in the fall. Open a bank account NOW and get … Continue reading

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CommonApp Announces New “Rollover” Feature:

Last fall, The Common Application announced that applicant accounts created in 2015-2016 would roll over to 2016-2017. Now, we have more information to share with counselors as they begin to work with their students. What is Account Rollover? Account Rollover … Continue reading

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Juniors: Organize Your Testing!

College bounds students need to set their admission testing schedules. Continue reading

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Best Use of Your Summer!

From Sarah C. Reese, Informed Educational Solutions Summertime!  Dreaming of sleeping in, hanging out with friends and producing YouTube videos?  Time is precious!  Plan now to use your summer time to explore careers, build upon your extra-curricular experiences, learn new … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For AP Tests and Exams

Having a study strategy can yield better test results! Continue reading

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Tough Year For Early and Regular Applications

Our thanks to George Fan and College Kickstart LLC for compiling the follow statistics to help us understand student outcomes for college admission in fall 2016. Independent consultants and school-base counselors alike saw some of their top students wait listed … Continue reading

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Why Attending College In The UK Might Make Sense For Some:

Many students dream of studying not only in a different state, but in a different country. If you have dreamed of going to a school like Prince William met Kate, (St. Andrews in Scotland), or an ancient school such as … Continue reading

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