May To-Dos

 
 
 
Seniors
  • Keep your grades up and complete your assignments with effort. The learning you do now will position you for college-level work.
  • If you have a learning or physical disability, or health issue, request college accommodations now.
  • Be timely in your response to information requests from your prospective college so you get priority for orientation, course choices, housing, and the like.
Juniors
  • Register and prepare for the SAT or the ACT
  • Ask two academic junior year teachers
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Creating A College List While Coping With Financial Uncertainty

Coping with financial uncertainty and creating a financially balanced college list

The events of the past year have disrupted plans for a smooth transition to college for many families. Students’ best intentions to engage in academics and participate in meaningful extracurricular activities were challenged. Parents’ plans to pay for college using long-term investments or savings may need to be revised. While we are educational consultants, not financial advisors,

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April To-Dos

 
 
Seniors
  • Plan to visit or revisit colleges (virtually or in person) as you make your final decision about where to matriculate next year. 
  • Be sure to send your deposit and housing forms by the deadline of May 1 to secure your spot at a college.
  • Let your teachers and counselors who wrote recommendations know of your decision and be sure to thank them for their support.
  • Keep your grades up and avoid any disciplinary issues—college admissions offers can be rescinded.
 
Juniors
 
  • Schedule
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March To-Dos

Seniors

  • Write thank you notes to the teachers and counselors who wrote recommendations on your behalf, informing them of your college decisions.
  • As your college decisions come in, make plans to attend accepted student events or online sessions to help you make a decision on where to matriculate.
  • Talk with current students to truly understand the campus culture.
  • If you are considering a gap year, begin to submit applications.
Juniors
  • Continue researching the colleges on your
Educational Advocates College Consulting

Welcome Page Kolligian to the Educational Advocates Team

PagePage Kolligian joined the Educational Advocates team this month and will be working with prospective college students. She is an educational consultant, teacher, and advocate who has been advising families on schools and colleges for 15 years. She excels in developing strong relationships with her students and their families while providing structure, support, and guidance throughout the college process. Page connects well with students of varied interests and personalities

Educational Advocates College Consulting

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, opportunities to visit
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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, decide whether you will put your housing deposit down as soon as possible for getting the best residential choices.

Juniors

  • Make plans to complete virtual visits including information

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

November To-Dos

Seniors
  • Write thank you letters to the teachers and others who wrote recommendations on your behalf. Teachers spend a great deal of time writing your recommendation so showing your appreciation is essential.
  • Plan to submit all your applications prior to the December vacation so you can enjoy some well-deserved time off. This means you should be working on your supplemental essays this month.
  • Schedule and prepare for virtual interviews (instructions are on the college website,
Educational Advocates College Consulting

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 …

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