With years of experience working for public and Ivy institutions, I use insider knowledge to guide your student through the college admissions process.
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With more schools than ever before going test optional, the qualitative aspects of your applications are more important than ever. What classes you take, what you do in your free time, how you tell your story through essays and interviews... these tell the story of a whole person who is so much more than a number! Check out the schools going for 2022, next spend some time reflecting on your personal story and get writing this summer!
FairTest | The National Center for Fair and Open Testing You can help encourage even more colleges and universities to treat applicants as "More Than a Score." Your financial support will allow FairTest to promote test-optional policies at more conferences of admissions policy-makers, reach out to additional higher education leaders and distribute copies....
College planning? Check out this summer reading list straight from & . Throw a book or 2 in your beach-bag! And, I guess, as a former , I’ll add to the list - @gladwell Malcom Gladwell . . https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2018/06/01/your-2018-summer-reading-list-from-an-unusual-group-of-recommenders/
washingtonpost.com A list of nearly 40 fiction and nonfiction books to read this summer, as suggested by college admissions counselors and deans.
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is starting to wrap up. ED/EA students will begin to hear in December. Final RD deadlines usually hit in January but well-prepared applicants have submitted well before that.
Now peak begins. It’s both similar and quite different from
the undergrad process. Part undergrad admissions/part job search, it takes a clear sense of direction and skills assessment to effectively market yourself while also rooting your desire to contribute to a given industry from a sense of personal narrative.
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Here is more good information on deadlines and varying time zones. I have a lot of international students this year, so I’ve got so many time zones to keep track of! https://appsupport.commonapp.org/link/portal/33011/33013/Article/35/When-is-the-deadline-for-my-application-submission
appsupport.commonapp.org To meet an application deadline, you must submit your application materials by 11:59 pm on the deadline date posted on your Dashboard. The end of the deadline date is in your local time zone, not the college's time zone. Keep in mind, all timestamps are recorded in EST (US Eastern Standard Time). It...
An old but goodie in case anyone is wondering. https://m.facebook.com/commonapp/posts/10150333397750667
A November 1 deadline means that you can submit your application through 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 1. So for those of you who thought you'd have to miss out on Halloween fun tonight, no worries: you can have your candy and ED too.
loudounnow.com Loudoun County’s public schools fared well in Niche’s annual ranking of Virginia’s best schools. The organization ranked Loudoun’s 79,000-student school system as the third best school district in Virginia, behind Arlington Public Schools and Falls Church City Public Schools, respectively. And 40
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theguardian.com/books/2016/aug… Research by US social scientists found that those who read novels by the likes of Toni Morrison and Harper Lee do better on ‘theory of mind’ tests. Genre fans do not
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businessinsider.com/sat-2-scores-r… Colleges and universities have begun to eschew mandatory standardized test scores as requirements for their application processes.
From preschool through : 24 great books that show empathy, kindness - The Washington Post https://t.co/ficBpbyPFK
washingtonpost.com/news/parenting… Amazing reads to share with your kids (of all ages).
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11 every leader should read | World Economic Forum https://t.co/xIPlBkbY9u
weforum.org/agenda/2016/05… These are the best classic novels to make you a better leader, according to a Stanford political economist.
Missing student Nayla Kidd. Please share. Last seen May 5th on campus in . https://t.co/0tXI1b8q73
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Love! college(& grad school)alum here. “@CollegeBoard: meet firstgen leaders. https://t.co/XAbz3I1rNv”
nflx.it/1oG87ln This film profiles successful people who were the first in their families to attend college, including a Grammy winner and the CEO of Starbucks.
Ex-Stanford dean shares skills everyone should have by 18 school https://t.co/q0S0KefyXo
businessinsider.com/former-stanfor… Our kids must be able to do these things without resorting to calling a parent on the phone. If they're calling us to ask how, they do not have the life skill.
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pbs.org/newshour/bb/ny… Can New York City dramatically increase graduation rates at its community colleges? That's the goal behind a support program for full-time students, which offers financial help, convenient schedules and the encouragement of an adviser. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
The College of Chinese Wisdom - WSJ https://t.co/kSxtIDxMIZ
wsj.com/articles/the-c… Telling young people to discover their true selves causes confusion and anxiety. Better to follow Confucius, who knew that our identities are in constant flux.
Pharrell Williams Masterclass with Students at NYU Clive Davis Institute https://t.co/SM97eDReox
Pharrell Williams hosts a masterclass for music students at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts as part of his 50TH...
The inverse of is district quality? F in choice, 100% in quality. 2015 Index https://t.co/19ej4WmwJ8
brookings.edu/research/inter… The Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI) is an annual guide to the conditions of K-12 school choice in the nation’s largest school districts. The ECCI examines variation in district-level choice based on objective scoring of thirteen categories of policy and practice. The 2015 ECCI we…
Fixing The Freshman Year: Here's What College Sophomores Say : NPR Ed https://t.co/WEqKyxhMaU
npr.org/sections/ed/20… We talked to second-year students about what would have helped most in that crucial first year of college. Their main point: It's not just about academics.
The power of & determination. ExInmate-Activist-and-Author-Thrives-as-Yale-Law-Student https://t.co/I6KPix8MyL
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Students Aren't Coddled. They're Defeated. | Just Visiting https://t.co/nkotx5NmG5
insidehighered.com/blogs/just-vis… The problem is not "special snowflakes," but school itself.
usasciencefestival.org Celebrate STEM at the largest science festival in the country! Join the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. April 16-17, 2016.
It's been a busy season! Students are happy, most with early decisions coming in as early as November. Now they are focusing on their "admitted students" events ard planning for that May commitment deadline. Another college app season well done! 👏🏼🎓
Had to go for more of this amazing quinoa avocado salad at @therandyradish. http://t.co/tyBevzHf3A
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bestchoiceschools.com Location, location, location. Ask any of the thousands of students heading off to college this year, and you are bound to hear that the location of the campus played a major part in their final decision. While some prefer beautiful rural locations surrounded by acres of nature, others prefer urban c…
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