Category: "Tip of the Month"

Tip of the Month: Decisions, Decisions….

April 10, 2019

By now, you know what it is like to feel the validation and pride that comes with being offered admission to some of the best schools in the country. There is only one of you but several places where you think you would be happy, challenged, and fulfilled. How to decide between various excellent choices? […]

Tip of the Month: So You’re Starting Your College Search…

March 6, 2019

The truth is that I when I started this process myself, I went about it in all the wrong ways. I focused only on looking at colleges that I had heard of, the ones with the big reputations. While it all worked out in the end (HMC Class of 2010!), I wasted my family’s resources […]

Tip of the Month: Summer Plans

February 1, 2019

This is the time of year when we start receiving emails and phone calls from high school juniors asking what they could be doing to prepare for the college admission process. First and foremost, summer is a time for you to rest and relax! You work hard all year – as do we 🙂 – and […]

Tip of the Month: It’s Financial Aid Time!

December 1, 2018

As you prepare to submit your admission applications, don’t forget to apply for financial aid! Need-Based Aid Forms to Complete The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by U. S. colleges and universities to determine your eligibility for federal student financial aid. The FAFSA became available this year on October 1st. You […]

Application FAQs

November 1, 2018

Applying to college is a lot of work. At times you may completely forget to ask a question or question what you remember. Below are some FAQs and a few words of advice. If you have a question, the answer is probably below. Please keep in mind that our office will close for winter break at […]

Tip of the Month: Overnight Visits

October 1, 2018

Perfect fit at first sight! It happens to college-bound students each year. You peruse a website, watch some videos, take a campus tour, talk to admission folks, and decide then and there College X is where you belong. But hold on a second, shouldn’t you dig a little deeper? Maybe take College X for a […]

Tip of the Month: Interviews

September 1, 2018

Interviews can seem daunting but they don’t have to be. At the end of the day, it’s just another conversation. You may already know that the best conversations are often the product of a person’s willingness to share and to ask questions. So if you want to share and ask questions, an interview is a […]

Tip of the Month: Getting an early start on your application

August 2, 2018

Last night the Common Application went live! How many of you have received advice from teachers, counselors, parents, or friends telling you to start your application early? You might even have drafts of your Common Application personal statement saved somewhere on your computer… It’s definitely nice to do some of the work before senior year […]