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High School Senior FAQs

Between now and May 1, high school seniors are trying to decide among their many college acceptances. Here is a list of frequently asked questions from college-bound seniors that may help you as you think about your college options. Q: I was accepted into my second choice college at my favorite university. Should I matriculate and try to transfer into my college of choice once I am an enrolled ...

High School Seniors: Making the Decision, Coping With Disappointment and More!

April is both an exciting and challenging time for high school seniors who are busy evaluating their college options and preparing to make an important decision as they decide where to send their deposit by the National Candidate Reply Date of May 1st. The following articles from our blog may help you as you grapple with your choices. Coming to Terms with Admissions Decisions If the worst thing ...

Raising Our Kids to Be Emotionally Healthy Adults

  As a high school student in the USA today there is a lot of pressure to be number one—the best student, the most talented athlete, an amazing musician. Aside from the obvious pressure this puts on a child, the problem is that being number one does not predict happiness and success. Ned Hallowell, psychiatrist and author, discusses the attitudes that are predictors for success—confidence, ...

February Snapshot: Why Mentors Matter In College

When students have a mentor during college they are twice as likely to be successful after graduation—reporting more engagement at work and scoring high on other measures of well-being. The Chronicle For Higher Education reports on a new book by Hamilton College Sociology Professor Dan Chambliss who followed more than 100 Hamilton students during and after college to determine which aspects of ...

Gap Year: How to Plan A Rewarding Experience!

For many students, going to college immediately after finishing high school seems like the obvious and expected thing to do. However, immediately jumping from high school to college is not always the best route for all students. For students who are feeling uncertain about college or just want time to have experiences outside of the classroom, a gap year might be the perfect solution. Taking a ...

Time to Plan Your Summer!

Summer is a great time to earn some extra money, learn new skills or further develop one of your interests. It is not too early to start researching opportunities. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Apply for A Summer Job. Work experience helps students learn responsibility, how to collaborate with others and manage money and save. One of the best summer jobs is summer camp counselor ...

You Have Submitted Your Applications… Now What?

While it’s true that most of your work is done for your college applications, keep in mind that your actions and decisions in the months ahead can still affect the admission decision. 1. Keep Your Grades Up. Colleges will get a copy of your “Midyear Report,” which will show your senior-year grades at the end of the first semester or term. Colleges do not view “senioritis” favorably. ...

College Research: 5 Tips For Evaluating Fit

If you are a high school junior beginning your college search, you have probably perused a guide book such as The Fiske Guide To Colleges, visited college websites and maybe even logged into a popular college review site such as College Niche or Unigo. If you find that many of the college descriptions are starting to sound similar and you aren’t sure what to look for, you are not alone. Here are ...

College Decisions: Be Proud of Yourself, But Be Gracious Too!

At 5 p.m. on December 15th, Tim logs into the account that he created when he applied to Elite College just as he was instructed to do. He has been waiting for this moment for a long time, and he fervently hopes he will be admitted. The decision is there–and the first word he reads is Congratulations. Tim is in. He logs into Facebook and posts on his wall: I did it. I am going to Elite College ...

Acing The College Admissions Interview

Fall is right around the corner, and that means that colleges will be holding admissions interviews with prospective applicants. The admissions interview is a place for the admissions representative (or someone else connected to the school) to see another side of you. It is also a chance for you to get an insider's view of the college or to explain an inconsistency in your academic record in a ...

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