- Finalize your main essay and complete your common application so you may begin focusing on your supplementary essays.
- Schedule interviews where available on campus, in your community or online.
- If you are applying early by November 1 or to a rolling admissions college, complete the following by October 1st: send your official test scores via College Board or ACT, request transcripts and confirm that your recommendations will be sent by deadline.
- Parents: Register
- Set a goal to complete the main section of either the Common Application or the Coalition Application before school starts. Remember that some colleges do not accept these applications so be sure to check before completing.
- Many colleges have additional supplemental essays particular to their college so identify the ones you will answer and develop a strategy for each and a timeline to complete them.
- Don’t worry if your standardized tests get cancelled.
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 …
The Common Application has added a prompt on the impact of Covid-19 in the 2020-2021 application: Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and long-lasting impacts. If you need it, this space is yours to describe those impacts. Colleges care about the effects on your health and well-being, safety, family circumstances, future plans, and education, including access to reliable technology and quiet study spaces. Do you wish to share anything…
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…
This is a time of uncertainty which can be difficult. It is only human to want to know what lies ahead. Keep in mind, however, that all high school students are in the same position as you. There have been many changes impacting college admissions and higher education and we will be guiding you through all these changes. Here is a summary of recent developments with resources to help you manage it all. Be sure to contact us with any questions.
Standardized Testing Postponed. As you…
Coping with financial uncertainty and creating a financially balanced college list
The events of the past few weeks have disrupted plans for a smooth transition to college. Students’ best intentions to complete rigorous courses, take standardized tests on schedule, and participate in meaningful extracurricular activities are all expectations that we now find challenged. Parents’ plans to pay for college using long-term investments may need to be revised. While we are…
Between now and May 1 (or June 1 for colleges who have extended), 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…
Evaluating College Options in a Time of Financial Uncertainty
The events of the past few weeks have disrupted plans for a smooth transition to college. Students’ best intentions to complete rigorous courses, take standardized tests on schedule, and participate in meaningful extracurricular activities are all expectations that we now find challenged. Parents’ plans to pay for college using long-term investments may need to be revised. While we are educational consultants,…
- Ensuring our employees have the structure and support, including technology and supplies, that they will need to work from home and meet with clients online so as not to interrupt any service.
- Posting information in our office with reminders of