Posts Categorized: College Counseling

The Final Stretch – 6 Skills to Cope with Finals

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As the school year comes to an end, students start feeling the pressure. The last month of school is jam packed with standardized testing, end of year projects, AP tests, and final exams. Students can almost taste the sweet freedom of summer, but they have to survive the last month of school first. Here are […]

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Executive Function: What is it and why is it important for academic achievement?

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Executive function is a domain of cognitive ability that is comprised of a number of distinct yet related skills, including working memory, abstract planning, sustained attention, and mental flexibility.  The executive function system allows for the regulation, control, and management of learning.  As such, it is very important for strong academic performance and the development […]

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Top Five Actions Juniors Can Take to Prepare for the College Admissions Process

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Juniors, it’s a new year, and it is your year! By this time next year, you will have applied to colleges and will have heard, or will be waiting to hear, the outcomes as well as the options that will guide your choice of where you will spend the next four years! Make really good grades. Turn […]

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Top 10 Skills High School Students Need To Develop In Preparation For College

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It’s never too early to start thinking about preparing for college. This Top 10 list has been developed through many years of attending conferences, listening to college admission professionals, and touring a variety of colleges and universities around the U.S. Study Skills: A student’s GPA for college admissions starts in the 9th grade (sometimes 8th […]

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It’s not about where you get in, but where you FIT in!

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The phrase “college fit” has been bouncing around for a while and in the craziness of application season, it sometimes is forgotten. Many students and families get wrapped up in the frenzy of rankings, myths, school names, where their best friend is going, etc… and often miss the importance of searching for a college that […]

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Can what I post on Facebook actually hurt my chances of getting accepted?

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I was recently asked to contribute to a blog for a college website designed to answer hot topic questions for college applicants. The question for that posting was: Can what I post on facebook actually hurt my chances of getting accepted? My reply was yes, what is posted on Facebook can potentially hurt chances of […]

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Finding Balance in Preparing for College

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Recently, I attended the first Georgia showing of Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture, a documentary about the stress-filled, anxiety-provoking lifestyles many students face in high school today, while focusing heavily on the impending future of college admissions. I urge you to watch the original trailer. My junior parents who viewed this […]

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