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Common App Live August 1, 2018

On August 1, the Common App will be live online. And this is why you need to know about it… There are more than 750 member colleges and universities that use the Common App as a platform for students to apply for admissions. I believe it an incredible tool for students to take advantage of Read More…

Register Now for the ACT and/or SAT

It’s time to start planning and scheduling your student’s standardized testing! Standardized tests are an important factor in the college admissions process. Colleges do not care if a student takes the ACT or the SAT. That’s why I always encourage students to take both the ACT and the SAT and to then continue taking the Read More…

The Importance of High School Course Selection

Classes for your high school student will be starting in a few short weeks. Do you know which courses your child is registered to take next year? Are these classes going to set your child on the most advantageous track for college admissions? I highly recommend that you make an appointment with your student’s high Read More…

Resumes for College Admissions and Scholarships

A high school student should begin construction of a resume in 9th grade. The student should then add to the resume periodically and ensure that all information in the resume is accurate, thorough, and up to date. Therefore, by the time a student is a senior, and the resume content is necessary for college admissions Read More…

University of Alabama Application is Open

Last Friday, the University of Alabama application opened online.  Meaning, your child can now start applying to college.  There are three important steps your student needs to follow in order to fully and completely apply to the University of Alabama. Step 1 – Your student needs to log onto the University of Alabama website and Read More…

New Concordance Table

The College Board and ACT have collaborated on a new Concordance Table to help educators compare SAT and ACT scores.  So why is this a big deal for your child?  Well, let me tell you, this is important for you and your child to know about! Here’s what you need to know about the new Concordance Table is Read More…

How to Choose Your College

When choosing a college, I believe there is basic information to find out about the college of your choice to make sure it aligns with your goals, but it’s also important in how the student FEELS at the college. Important questions every high school student should ask prospective colleges:   Do you have my major/interest of Read More…

ACT and SAT Test Prep

I understand that ACT and SAT prep can be overwhelming for the parent and the student. When and where do you even begin? Let me help break that down for you. The ACT and SAT standardized tests are designed to be taken by students in their second semester of junior year. So what does that mean Read More…

Stress Sweet Spot

There is no doubt that teenagers today experience stress.  In a recent article posted in The New York Times, researchers have discovered that teenagers actually perform optimally at a certain level of stress.  Determining this “sweet spot” of stress is the trick.  Not enough stress, and the teenager does not feel motivated to complete a Read More…

New NACAC Membership

I am proud to announce that I am now an individual member of NACAC, National Association for College Admission Counseling.  Fortunately, I can brag that through my employment, I have been a member of NACAC for the past four year.  In addition to my institutional membership, opening my own Independent Educational Consultant business, I now Read More…