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Welcome Haley Sherif to the Educational Advocates Team

Haley Sherif, our new office coordinator, graduated from Emerson College in 2016 with a B.F.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. For the last 10 years she has worked in customer service and as a nonfiction writer. Her pieces have been published in places such as: The RumpusHobart PulpYou Might Need to Hear ThisVisual Verse, + others. In May 2021 she had an essay published in a queer anthology out by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She lives in Brookline, MA where she…

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February To-Do List

 
 
 
Seniors
  • Keep us informed of your admissions decisions. If you were deferred, update the college on your continued interest and new information such as test scores, leadership activities, or academic accomplishments.
  • Avoid senioritis by keeping your grades up and avoiding disciplinary issues.
Juniors
  • As you research colleges, be sure to complete the virtual information sessions and tours, and look for special opportunities such as student panels, and major-specific
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January To-Do List

Seniors 

  • Keep your consultant informed as admissions decisions come in so you can respond appropriately to deferrals or other outcomes.
  • Avoid senioritis by keeping your grades up and avoiding disciplinary issues.
  • If you are admitted early and know you want to attend a particular college, put your housing deposit down as soon as possible to get the best residential choices.

Juniors

  • Make plans to complete virtual visits including information sessions and online tours for

December To-Dos

 
 
Seniors
  • Finish your supplemental essays and submit all applications (as well as scholarship applications) prior to the December vacation.
  • Confirm that the colleges to which you have applied received all your application materials, including transcripts and recommendations.
  • Write thank you notes to the teachers and counselors who wrote recommendations for you. Be sure to tell them of acceptances as you receive them.
  • If you are admitted early decision, withdraw any other
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What To Do With Holiday Down Time? Watch A Favorite College Film!

For many high school and college students, as well as their families, December can be a taxing time of year. However, whether you are studying for exams, finishing up those last few admissions essays, or trying to find the perfect gift, you still need some time to relax and recharge. To help you with this, we’re sharing some of our favorite films:

Originally released in 2003, Mona Lisa Smile is the story of a progressive Wellesley college professor, played by Julia Roberts, trying…

A Gap Away: Virtual Fireside Gap Chat with Sandy Storer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Considering a gap year? On January 7 at 7:30pm Gap Year Coach, Sandy Storer, from A Gap Away, will be hosting a Virtual Fireside Gap Chat. Sandy will provide a State of the Field summary regarding the gap year experience this fall and her thoughts on what the gap year will look like going forward. Sandy will also provide examples of meaningful activities gap students engaged in this fall and suggestions on planning for a gap year in the near future. There will be plenty of time for
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Holiday Gift Ideas: Reading Recommendations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books suitable for teens, and some for adults too.
Many thanks to our friends at Wellesley Books for offering suggestions in a range of genres:

Young Adult Recommendations:

 

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The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein 
                 
1940. Facing a seemingly endless war, Luisa Adair wants to fight back, make a difference, just do something, anything, to escape the Blitz. She accepts a position in Windyedge, Scotland caring for an elderly German…

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Welcome Rachel Kaplan to the Educational Advocates Team

Rachel Kaplan

Rachel Kaplan joined the Educational Advocates team this month and will be working with prospective college students. She is an admissions consultant, school counselor, and educator who has worked extensively in a variety of school settings. Her passion is fostering academic and social-emotional growth, as well as college and career readiness in all of her students.

Rachel graduated Phi Alpha Theta from Boston College with a BA in History and Summa Cum Laude from Boston …

Turning 18 Years Old By November 3, 2020? Register to vote.

You’ve taken U.S. History so you know the importance of voting in a democracy. However, few U.S. citizens participate in elections and young people have lower turnout than middle-aged and older adults. It’s time to change that.

With the onset of the pandemic, doing your civic duty by voting has become a bit more complicated, particularly for first-time voters. The links below will answer questions about how and where to register, securing a mail-in ballot, or how to vote in your…

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Welcome Sally McGinty To The Educational Advocates Team

Sally

Sarah (called “Sally”) McGinty joined the Educational Advocates team this month and will be working with prospective MBA, law and other graduate school applicants, as well as assisting with college application essays.

 Sally is a teacher, writer, researcher and educational consultant. She has served as English department chair at a large public high school, as associate director of admission at a small liberal arts college, as a writing instructor at several institutions

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