06 Mar Don’t catch “senioritis”

LEE SHULMAN BIERER Photo by Amanda Nguyen, collegetownnc.com I received an interesting telephone call midmorning this past Friday from a student of mine, a senior whom I worked with over the last two years. She already knows she’ll be attending an out-of-state university this fall. After our initial greetings,...

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03 Nov Those pesky Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation carry varying weight, depending on the perspective of the college or university and who writes them. The more selective colleges may ask for two or three recommendation letters. Questions abound: Who should you ask? What are they used for? Where do they...

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20 Oct Procrastination – Avoid it

Recently I had a funny ironic moment with a student. We were reviewing his Common Application essay. He had chosen to respond to Prompt # 4 – Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a...

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24 Apr Making the final decision on college choice

For some students it’s super-easy; no pros/cons chart, they just know where they want to go and are happy they were accepted. But for others, it’s a dilemma. How to decide? College A has the beautiful campus and the great location but College B has the...

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08 Apr Steps to take if you want to stay on the wait-list

If you’ve decided you want to stay on the wait-list, here’s what you should do and what you should avoid doing. Do’s Follow instructions carefully and quickly. One way to show them you care is respond right away. Write, not email, a letter to your college admissions representative...

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