Welcome Our New College Consultant Cathy Costa

 Cathy Costa joined Educational Advocates this month as a college consultant who will advise high school and transfer students as well as graduate students pursuing MBA and finance graduate programs. Cathy shares the belief that with proactive planning, the college search and application process can be enlightening and even enjoyable for students and families. Her goal is to help each student explore ...

AmeriCorps Offers Life-Changing Gap Year Experience With No Fee

Imagine graduating from high school and, within months, finding yourself in the midst of a disaster relief effort working alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Peter Spinale, a current freshman at Texas Christian University, spent last year traveling around the USA as part of a year-long, gap year experience with the AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). Peter’s ...

Student Voice: Major Choices

Four classes. A maximum of 18 credits. An endless amount of course permutations. I sat dumbfounded at the dawn of my assigned class registration time-slot, still hesitant about which classes I found most compelling, and which academic path I wanted to undertake. I hastily referenced the Excel spreadsheets my parents assisted me in assembling, each one outlining a different class combination for the ...

New College Board Policy Means Easier Access To Testing Accommodations

The College Board has revised its policy for applying for testing accommodations, making it easier for eligible students to receive the support they need on the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject tests and AP exams.Beginning January 1, 2017 most students who are approved for and are using testing accommodations at their school (through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan) will be approved when ...

High-Tech Gift Ideas

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for technology: Gopro CameraMake your own movie with music and effects using this advanced camera that captures vibrations and movements in action. You can even shoot underwater videos with incredible images! Virtual Reality HeadsetSony PlayStation VRYou can have an unbelievable gaming experience or watch a movie in full 3-D with these high-tech ...

Holiday Gift Ideas: Books

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books! Our friends at Wellesley Books offer suggestions in a range of genres: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead gives us a terrifying glimpse into an imagined past in which each state was able to pass its own laws in regard to slavery and treatment of people of color. The underlying fear of white southerners that the slaves population ...

Your PSAT Scores Are In, Now What?

High school juniors (and some sophomores) took the College Board’s PSAT in October.  Scores of this Preliminary SAT will be released shortly: December 5th to educators and December 12th to students. Let’s remember that this PSAT is based on College Board’s revised SAT and is the second round of the “rPSAT.” So what do these scores mean and what should you do about them?How to interpret ...

Researching Colleges in Four Steps

Even as the seniors continue the agonizing wait for their college admissions letters, juniors are starting to think about the college process. Winter and spring breaks and the summer before senior year are great times to visit colleges. However, before you sign up for a whirlwind, five-day, ten-campus tour, it is important to start researching colleges even before you book your plane tickets and plan ...

Navigating A College Website: 10 Tips for Getting the Answers You Seek

Most college websites are chock full of useful information if you know what to look for. Whether you are a junior just beginning your research or a senior starting to analyze admissions offers, these tips might help you get some answers.1. News You Can Use – Look at the news on the home page to see if the college seems like a lively, active place. It’s a positive sign if faculty, alumni and student ...

Event Announcements

 Fordham University is hosting Ram Sessions in New England this fall: Newton: Monday, October 3, 7:00 PM               Hingham: Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 PM Providence: Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 PM O'Connor Professional Group is offering the event, "Should I Be Worried: Signs That Parents Of Emerging Adults May Not Want To See." Parenting an emerging adult or teenager is a delicate ...
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