Educational Advocates Team Promotes College Access

This fall, Joan Casey coordinated a group of consultants to assist high school students affiliated with Immigrant Family Services in Roslindale with college planning.
 
Rebecca Kenney spoke with a group of juniors at the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club about how to make the most of junior year including standardized test planning and preparation, college affordability, how to approach college visits, and timelines for the application process.
 
Cathy Costa joined other educational…
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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 student or is this too risky? The first step is to find out the university’s policy on transferring…

Costa Certified as MBTI Practictioner: Now Offering Assessment To High School, College Students And Adults

Educational Advocates’s Cathy Costa recently became certified as a practitioner of the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI is the world’s most-used tool for understanding personality types, and it has proven beneficial in academic counseling and career development. By helping individuals understand their innate personality preferences and how they differ from others, an MBTI assessment can help individuals interact more productively with teams and identify…

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. Not only should you be carrying a strong course load in 12th grade, but you will be expected to maintain…

Casey Among Group Receiving IECA Katz Award

The Independent Educational Consultants (IECA) honored a group of consultants with the Katz Award at their November 2017 conference in Washington DC, including Educational Advocates’ Joan Casey. The Katz Award honors those members of IECA who make extraordinary voluntary contributions of their time and talents to organizations that benefit children. Each member of the group counseled students participating in the Possibility Project— a performing arts…

What is The ZeeMee Online Portfolio?

ZeeMee is a social platform designed to give students another way to communicate with college admissions officers instead of, or in addition to, a traditional interview. It is a free service that allows you to use images and video to document your personal story, by highlighting your interests, strengths and personality to college admissions counselors. A little like Instagram and Snapchat, ZeeMee is a fun way for students to present themselves more professionally. A ZeeMee…

Why Sophomore Year Is Not Too Early To Work With A Consultant

Although students file their college applications in the fall of their senior year, there are many reasons to start working with a consultant as early as ninth or tenth grade. Here are a few scenarios: High-Achieving Students. It is not uncommon for us to meet students late in junior year who have top grades in the most rigorous programs offered by their high schools and top test scores. It can be shocking for their parents to hear that children with this profile will not necessarily…

Staff News & College News

STAFF NEWS:
 
In December, Rebecca Kenney completed the Independent Educational Consultant Certificate Program at the University of California-Irvine, representing 150 hours of evaluated learning.  She was recently approved as a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association and is also an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.
 
 
 
 
 
Cathy Costa was just named a new associate
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