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This week’s column:

By Lee Shulman Bierer Thankfully once students reach high school, they are no longer required to write the often painfully boring “what I did over my summer vacation” essay. But that doesn’t mean that what they do choose to do over summer isn’t important. One of the...

  By Lee Shulman Bierer When practicing for interviews, students need to tiptoe that fine line between bragging about their accomplishments and sharing significant information. Admissions officers want students who can think about and reflect on who they are and how they will benefit the college community they...

By Lee Shulman Bierer When I talk to parents and students, I share the following descriptors -- Passion, Responsibility, Enthusiasm, Leadership, Initiative, Maturity, Character, Perseverance, Integrity, Interpersonal Skills,  Commitment, Curiosity, Compassion, Creativity, Consistency. So what does this really mean? Passion: It's the buzzword in admissions offices. Colleges want...

By Lee Shulman Bierer New Year’s is a time for resolutions and reorganization. If you’re the parent of a high school freshman or sophomore, but particularly if you’re the parent of a junior; now is the time to understand and start implementing the college timeline. There is...

By Lee Shulman Bierer Results from the October PSAT have been released. Your PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)  scores are ready online, you should have received an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code...

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