Archive for April, 2010

Dealing with Disappointment

For many seniors, the college admissions decision seems like the culmination of 17 or 18 years of hard work. Consequently, it can be difficult to keep the results in perspective. Here are three articles that offer some advice on dealing with this stressful and sometimes disappointing and overwhelming time: "The College Rejection Letter" by David Nyhan "If I Ruled the Admissions Universe" by Elinor ...

Getting the Most from College Fairs

College fair season is upon us, and while these events can be a fun way of getting to know more about colleges, they can also be very overwhelming. To help you get the most out of these fairs, here are a few tips to keep in mind: Visit the tables of schools that are already on your list. It can be very tempting to go to every table and speak to all of the representatives at the fair, but this can lead ...

Teens and Stress

by Sarah Henderson, MSW, LICSW Stop any teenager on the street today to ask them about stress, and you will likely hear complaints about academic pressure, worries about college and career planning, complaints about workload, and concerns about relationships with friends and parents. In small doses, stress can be quite useful. It gives us the added physical and mental acuity necessary for a competition ...

Resources to Help You Evaluate Your Choices

Although the flurry of emails and envelopes has abated, you are probably facing a number of choices. Before you start panicking (or flipping coins to determine what school you will attend), there are some resources to help you figure out what your next steps should be when weighing your options. "What to Do When Colleges ACCEPT You" by Jeff Brenzel, the dean of undergraduate admissions at Yale, encourages ...
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