Category Archives: 12th Grade

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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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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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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RoomSync App Makes Finding A College Roommate Easy

When dinosaurs roamed the earth, colleges would mail pre-freshmen detailed questionnaires about their personal living habits:  Do you smoke?  Study late?  Are you sloppy? Obsessively neat? Do you like loud, blaring music? Do you like the window open? This system was … Continue reading

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Campus Rape: Freshmen Women Beware

      The New York Times has recently printed a pair of detailed articles on an instance of campus rape, and its painful aftermath, at Hobart and William Smith College, NY. It is our sincere hope that readers of … Continue reading

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Smart Thinking About College Costs

How can parents determine whether a particular college or university will be a sound investment in their child’s future? While considering ranking, prestige, location, programs, and other key factors, we always look also at two key statistics, available in The … Continue reading

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