August 18, 2017

Harvard Admits a Freshman Class and Whites are the Minority

For the first time in its nearly 400-year history, Harvard has admitted a majority nonwhite class, The Boston Globe reported. Official figures released by the college show that the entering class of 2021 is: • 22.2% Asian American  • 14.6% African American • 11.6% Hispanic or Latino  • 2.5% Native American or Pacific Islander  Of the entering freshman class, 50.8% are from […]

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July 31, 2017

College Competition Means New Stress for Today’s Teens

The pressure is on!  To compete in today’s global economy, which includes international students attending North American colleges in record numbers, U.S. teenagers must obtain collegiate degrees now more than ever.  The number of graduating high school seniors is expected to peak in 2017, with over 66% trying to gain admission to an institution of […]

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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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