Discovering the Hidden Gems: High Admission Percentage Colleges

As high school juniors begin navigating the complex world of college admissions, exploring all available options is crucial. Among the many choices are the often-overlooked High Admission Percentage (HAP) colleges. These institutions are characterized by their higher acceptance rates, but don’t let that statistic fool you—HAP colleges offer a wealth of opportunities for personal and […]

Top 5 Success Strategies for 9th and 10th Graders

Transitioning into high school can be a thrilling yet challenging experience. As 9th and 10th graders, you’re not just dealing with a new environment but also a higher level of academic responsibility. So, let’s dive into some strategies to set you up for success! Organization is Key Your daily routine can make or break your […]

Why Honors Colleges Are 🔥

Students and parents understand the importance of finding the right college fit. Honors Colleges are a great option that should be considered. In this blog post, I will explore what Honors Colleges are, how they differ from Honors Programs, the benefits they offer, and the application process. By the end, you will better understand whether […]

What Are Colleges Looking For?

Let’s Talk About IP Why Extracurricular Involvement? As students embark on their college research and application journey, it may feel like colleges have all the power in the process. That’s not entirely true. With almost 2000 four-year colleges and universities in the US and thousands more worldwide, students have a lot of choices and options. […]

The Importance of Extracurricular Involvement in College Applications

As a college counselor, one of the elements I emphasize to high school students is the significance of extracurricular involvement. While academic performance is the most important element in college admissions, colleges are increasingly looking for individuals who have demonstrated their passions and interests beyond the classroom. This blog post will explore why extracurricular involvement […]

Navigating the Rollercoaster of College Admissions

The college admissions process is often described as a rollercoaster ride, filled with ups and downs, twists and turns, and a wide range of emotions. As a college counselor, I understand students’ and families’ challenges and uncertainties during this journey. In this blog post, I aim to provide straightforward, informative, and helpful guidance to help […]

Getting Ready for College: A Guide for High School Students

Are you a high school student starting to think about college? The college-prep process can seem daunting, but don’t worry; you can take several easy, actionable steps to make the college application process simple. Let’s discuss these important steps to make the most of your high school years. One of the first things you can […]

Why is 9th Grade Such an Important Grade for College Readiness?

Are you or your child about to make the big leap from middle school to high school? Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered! Transitioning to high school can be a bit overwhelming, but it can be a smooth and successful journey with the right guidance and resources. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through […]