Many children enjoy a steady diet of alphabet soup growing up. By now, maybe many of you have navigated the SAT and ACT acronym maze, but get ready for the all-important application deadline soup of EA, SCEA, REA, ED I, EDII, (and occasionally the semi-secret ED III), RD and RA.… Read More
A number of college admissions directors are quietly changing the playbook on what makes a leading prospect. There has been a lot of soul-searching since 2019’s admissions scandal perpetrated by corrupt organizer Rick Snyder and the willing wealthy and famous rule-breaker parents who cheated the system in a number of ways.… Read More
True or False: Your complete college application is all about you.
There is an 800-pound gorilla in the room many aspiring students and their parents never notice: the High School Profile.… Read More
Parents wonder not “if,” but “when” to hire an SAT tutor for their future collegian. Seventh grade may be too soon and rising August senior very likely too late.… Read More
Take a deep breath….let it out slowly. Again. Again.
It’s high summer, and you have plenty of work to do to make senior year and your college future come together.… Read More
Imagine you have narrowed your list of potential colleges to the top six. Let’s say that they might include both big and small across the Midwest so mom and dad are a day’s ride away: Butler, DePaul, Minnesota, Iowa, Wabash and Wooster.… Read More
Summer on the beach, tour a national park, hang out with your friends?
No, not for you. First, you have resume-building to do.… Read More
Would you ask for help to learn how to drive stickshift? Or help making risotto? Or help for a difficult classical guitar solo?… Read More
There are things a high school junior can put off in life:
- Making your bed.
- That overcooked broccoli on your dinner plate.