Do Colleges Look at Weighted GPA?

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This is a question that typically weighs heavily on every student’s mind. You’re taking more difficult classes – honors, AP, courses offered through colleges. These more difficult classes require more…
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University of Michigan

Mina From New Paltz NY

Mina attended New Paltz High School in New York and is an independent, diligent and focused young lady who was interested in our environment, wanting to attend a college that was green in its philosophy.

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American-University

Jackie From Warwick NY

Jackie, from Warwick, New York, is a quieter, respectful and lovely young lady who had a passion for journalism and communications and wanted to be sure she would attend a college that provided a rich environment to fulfill her career dream.

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Marcia & Jacqueline From Goshen NY

Marcia and Jacqueline from Goshen, NY, are fraternal twins – but are nothing alike. Marcia is more to the point, open and upfront with a bubbly personality and Jacqueline is more reserved and sophisticated, a thinker, and subdued. They both enjoy the arts, but in different ways: Marcia in fashion design and Jacqueline an accomplished dancer.

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Elise From Washingtonville NY

Elise is a young lady full of life. She is exuberant and is always a glass-half-full kind of person, a true joy to be around. She is positive and always finds the good in people. Elise is an only child who is independent, boisterous, and someone who speaks her mind. You always know where you stand with her.

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Eric From Beacon NY

Eric, from Beacon, NY, came to me the summer before his senior year after doing an extensive amount of research on college counselors in the Hudson Valley region (yes, all on his own!) and I was fortunate that he and his family decided to work with me in helping him through his college admissions journey.

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Money trumps all

Money Trumps All

College Planning
The inside scoop on what college admissions really want. The craziness has begun and those highly selective colleges have released their first set of responses, mostly early decision, as students…
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College Admission Interview

College Admission Interview

Don’t ever underestimate how important preparation is for anything, but specifically for your college admission interview. Please Tell Me About Yourself In my experience with college admission interviews, the applicants…
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Feeling Incompetent?

Difficulty accompanies growth and feeling incompetent is a part of this very important process. If you never feel incompetent you can’t grow. Seth Godin states this succinctly and eloquently where it all makes sense.

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Challenge Yourself and Enjoy the Perks at an Honors College

College Planning

Of course, let’s start with the perks. Some potential merit aid that lowers your cost of going to school, smaller classes just for honors students, more faculty and advisors dedicated just for you, dorm with fellow honors peers in nicer housing, more international study opportunities, and maybe even priority registration, just to name a few.

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College Interview

College Interview

College Planning

Breathing a sigh of relief when your college interview is over with? When the interview is done, you and the college admissions rep will shake hands no doubt, and he or she will escort you out.

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Is College for Me

Is College for Me?

So, he went, begrudgingly. Then, he graduated and immediately went to work at an auto shop where he happily repaired cars and made a great salary. After learning the business side of the operation, he opened his own successful auto repair shop.

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College Search: Cover All of Your Bases

College Search

During your college search, cover all of your bases when asking yourself “What do I want (and need) out of my college experience?” As my seniors have all decided where they will attend this Fall, my juniors are deep into deciphering which colleges are for them.

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Do Well in School, Be Nice

Do Well in School, Be Nice and Find Your Passion

Do Well in School Be Nice Find Your Passion: When I’m asked “What more can my child do to round out their resume” I always say, do what you enjoy and you will do more of it. Don’t feel that you have to check off all of the boxes, thinking that is the magic ticket to gain acceptance to your school of choice.

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college waiting list

College Waiting List

It’s that time of year. All students have received a response from the schools that they applied to, accepted, declined or the infamous “You have been placed on our waiting list”. What does this mean? Will I still get into my dream school? The answer is, it depends, but, if you opt for putting yourself on their waitlist, there are actions you can take to show your interest and improve your chances.

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Financial Aid – The Elephant in the Room

Financial Aid

A significant topic of discussion is, and should be, financial aid. You would be surprised how many students and parents hesitate at that, maybe too proud, not wanting to deal with the realities, or the desire to go to a particular school is so great that dollars aren’t even discussed, until late in the game.

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Bates College

Bates College

Bates College, Lewiston, Maine See more info/photos from our visit to Bates College on Facebook, click here. A diverse community that borders the Androscoggin River and not far from the…
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Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME See more info/photos from our visit to Bowdoin College on Facebook, click here. The outdoors, the arts, quaint, friendly, open, coastal, New England…Brunswick, Maine and Bowdoin…
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Colby College

Colby College

Colby College, Waterville, Maine See more info/photos from our visit to Colby College on Facebook, click here. Rolling hills, more athletic fields than you can count, beautifully appointed buildings, the…
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Colby Sawyer College

Colby Sawyer College

College Visits

Even though it was a rainy day for our visit, this College way surpassed my expectations with their attention and focus on their students, small class sizes, internship program, friendly and welcoming faculty and student body and facilities.

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Cooper Union

College Visits
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY, NY See more info/photos from our visit to Cooper Union on Facebook, click here. Located on the edge of the…
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DePaul University

DePaul University, Chicago, Ill See more info/photos from our visit to DePaul University on Facebook, click here. An urban campus with a quad located in the high-end Lincoln Park section…
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Emory University

Emory University

Private, Located in the beautiful Druid Hill area, suburban part of Atlanta, outside the city, 10 minute walk from one end of campus to another, Easy trip into downtown Atlanta

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Flagler-College

Flagler College

College Visits
Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida See more info/photos from our visit to Flagler College on Facebook, click here. If you want to be by the beach, a town where wondering…
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New Hampshire Institute of Art

New Hampshire Institute of Art

College Visits

As you drive through the largest city in New Hampshire (Population 110k), you turn down Elm Street, which is bustling with restaurants, business’s and patrons, make a right down one of the side streets and there is New Hampshire Institute of Art.

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Northwestern University

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill See more info/photos from our visit to Northwestern University on Facebook, click here. A school that needs no introduction, right on Lake Michigan and has a…
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Rollins College

College Visits
Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida See more info/photos from our visit to Rollins College on Facebook, click here. Although other parts of the Orlando area are new and modern, as…
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Seton Hall

College Visits
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ See more info/photos from our visit to Seton Hall University on Facebook, click here. • Private • Religiously affiliated – Catholic • Undergraduate enrollment…
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Stetson University

College Visits
Stetson University, DeLand, Florida See more info/photos from our visit to Stetson University on Facebook, click here. As we approach the university you have a distinct sense that you are…
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Temple University

Temple University

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA See more info/photos from our visit to Temple University on Facebook, click here. Urban campus – check. Has shared outside campus areas – check. D1 athletic…
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The New School

College Visits
The New School, NY, NY See more info/photos from our visit to The New School on Facebook, click here. Hip, chic, current, completely urban and non traditional is how I…
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University-of-Florida

University of Florida

College Visits
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida See more info/photos from our visit to University of Florida on Facebook, click here. It’s a city in and of itself. There’s plenty of farmland…
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University of the Virgin Islands

College Visits

If you love the thought of waking up and overlooking the Caribbean, having a beach just down the road, the warm, and sometimes hot, weather, University of the Virgin Islands may be just the place to spend your higher education years.

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