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ap-capstone-program1 Alphabet Soup: APs and IBs - A long time ago, high schools offered regular classes to everyone. There might...
brass-ring-mailbox And So It Begins - My oldest is a sophomore in high school. I’ve been working as an...
brass-ring-meeting What can YOU do? - Some thoughts on the events of this week. Not totally related to college,...
clark-univ-seal School Profile: Clark University - Another school I visited this week is Clark University. Clark, like WPI, is...
worcester-polytechnic School Profile: Worcester Polytechnic Institute - I’m lucky enough to be in Boston this week at the Independent Educational...
And the Winner Is . . . You! - My students have all heard from their schools by now and are in...
Who Needs Sleep, Anyway? Regular, Honors, and AP Classes. - Just as you get back from spring break and you’re gearing up for...
Visiting Colleges: To-may-to, To-mah-to - I get a lot of questions about college visits during this time of...
Sorry, Kids. This One is for the Parents. - Most of the posts on this blog are directed at the students. Sorry,...
early-bird-gets-worm The Early Bird Gets the Worm, Right? - Many Early Decision letters went out this week. If you haven’t heard from...
its-not-over It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over - Many of you worked hard early this year on applications that were due...
essay-writing Lions and Tigers and Bears . . . Oh My! - School starts this month for most of my seniors and with it comes...
March Madness, College Admissions Style - While many are excited in March about college basketball, high school seniors are...
Let It Go, Let It Go . . . (My Apologies to “Frozen”) -  I’m sending this article to all of my parents. The tone is a...
balance-beam The Balance Beam - Walking along the balance beam can be tricky. You work hard at school,...
Start Where You Are - School’s back in session, so you know what that means: deadlines! You’ve got...
envelope Technology and the Fat Envelope - When I was applying to colleges, back in the dark ages, I typed...
Why Should I Listen to a College Admissions Podcast? - I know, I know. You have tons of stuff to do when you’re...
campus The Next Best Thing to Being There - A campus visit can teach you so much about a college. You can...
test To Test, or Not to Test — That is the Question - For decades, colleges have used standardized tests to evaluate the academic potential of...