College Rankings: Why They Matter

College Rankings: Why They Matter

When creating their college lists, some students look for colleges that will offer them opportunities to learn and accumulate knowledge in a particular field. For these students, learning for the sake of learning is the primary if not the exclusive purpose of going to...
Common Application Essay Secrets

Common Application Essay Secrets

The Common App essay is one of the most important essays your child will ever write.   Why? Because the college application essay has a huge role in determining whether or not your child will be admitted to college. In fact, some admissions officers tell me that at...
Back-to-School Check List for Rising Seniors

Back-to-School Check List for Rising Seniors

Senior year of high school is perhaps the most stressful time of a student’s life.  College-bound seniors know that there’s a lot that needs to be done—keeping up grades, retaking standardized tests, writing college application essays and supplemental essays—and not...