June 6, 2017

Can Senioritis or Senior Slump be Fatal?

Can senioritis or senior slump be fatal? The answer is YES, at least with regard to college admission decisions. Every year students are unaccepted or put on probation for a significant drop in grades  or for behavior deemed inappropriate. Below is a link to an article about 10 Harvard students who were recently notified they […]

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May 17, 2017

How Can A High School Student Get Into Space?

The biggest challenge high school students have is to dream big.  The biggest challenge parents have is to encourage students to dream big.  Here is a great example of dreaming big. Each student needs to define what dream big means for them.  This student was able to enter space. https://thespacereporter.com/2017/05/nasa-launch-teen-designed-lightest-satellite/

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April 13, 2017

Why a College Student Health Care Proxy?

Often when kids go off to college, we still think of them as just that: kids.  While perhaps still fledgling in many ways as they launch into a year of independent living and academics, chances are they will turn 18 during their freshman year if they haven’t already before college begins.  Reaching 18 may not […]

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March 28, 2017

March Madness is Choosing a College

March is a month for nail-biters – fans on edge with basketball madness and high school seniors anxiously waiting to hear from colleges. Choosing a college is a big decision, one that impacts the next four years of a student’s life and a lot of money, typically $120,000 for an in-state public college or close […]

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March 21, 2017

So You Don’t Have To: A Visit to Guilford College

In mid-January I was passing through North Carolina and decided to pay a visit to Guilford College, in Greensboro. I’m so glad that I did! I think that I’ve previously mentioned in this space that I am an alumn of Hampshire College, and so it’s understandable that I have a soft spot for small, liberal […]

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March 17, 2017

Nosy Questions: How to Avoid Them.

The college search and application process begs unavoidable questions – questions from nosy friends, gloating frenemies, adults, even from annoying relatives. What did you get on the PSAT test? What did you get on the SAT/ACT/AP/Subject test? Where are you going to college? You don’t have to answer; you don’t have to discuss it with […]

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March 14, 2017

March Madness 2017 vs College Selection

Don’t let basketball be your college guide               If you are looking to ‘score’ the right college, basing your choices on March Madness picks may not be the wisest choice. Typically, families focus on the annual cost of attendance, but the price of the diploma is really the issue. Nationally only […]

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February 17, 2017

What is a Leader?

As we emerge from the contentious 2016 presidential election cycle, the notion of leadership has been turned on its head and dragged through the dirt. We watched as the individuals who are charged to lead our nation, traded insults and acted imprudently. Audaciously, candidates and their ambassadors engaged in a race to see who could […]

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February 6, 2017


Georgia Tech senior Adam Forstall on his college experience: Preamble You can never truly know if the college you choose to attend is going to be the ‘perfect’ fit. Eventually you   need to settle on a choice though. It was the breadth of offerings, study abroad programs, co-op programs, research, etc. that made Georgia Tech […]

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January 31, 2017

“Finding The Right Fit”: A Visit to Rollins College

At the end of June I visited Rollins College during a trip to central Florida. I had been peripherally aware of Rollins for years, but only in the sense that I knew it was well regarded for the beauty of its campus and that it often appeared on “best of the South” ratings lists. Despite […]

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