Category: "Tip of the Month"

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

August 1, 2015, by Thyra

Last night shortly after midnight, the Common Application went live! Now, I am hesitant to suggest that just because you CAN access the Common Application on August 1st that you should.  I completely understand that students want to do what they can on their application before the craziness of senior year begins. I agree with […]

Tip of the Month: Constructing Your College List

July 1, 2015, by Jason

With so many choices – over 4,000 if you’re counting – coming up with a list of colleges to apply to can be overwhelming. Add to that the sheer volume of information and advice flooding your brains and inboxes, and well, let’s just stop. The point is, where do you begin? How many schools should […]

Tip of the Month: Planning those summer visits to colleges…

June 3, 2015, by Peter

I am often asked to identify the best time to visit a college. There are two answers to this question. The first answer is to see the campus when everything is in its usual flow because this allows the guest to visit classes, to see people interacting, to stop someone in the dining hall, dorm, […]

Tip of the Month: Decisions, Decisions….

April 1, 2015, by Peter

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. But there is only one of you and several 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 1, 2015, by Maureen

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, 2015, by Jamilla

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. Well, apart from remembering to continue to take a challenging curriculum during your senior year and preparing for any standardized testing, many students choose […]

Tip of the Month: Application FAQs… No need to panic

December 19, 2014, by Raissa

Applying to colleges 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 or you can try to find an answer here. Please keep in mind […]

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

December 15, 2014, by Jamilla

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 all U. S. colleges and universities to determine your eligibility for federal student financial aid. You may file online through the FAFSA website after January 1st. […]

Tip of the Month: Polishing your application and Why you shouldn’t panic…

November 1, 2014, by Thyra

I admit that November has snuck up on me, as it always does.  In the rush of conferences, college fairs, visiting high schools, trustee meetings, and speaking engagements, I find myself almost at our Early Decision I deadline.  I would imagine that many of you are either putting the finishing touches on your applications (if […]

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