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Navigating the Road to College and Beyond

Our blog offers wisdom for parents as they raise their high school students, guiding their transitions to college, graduate school, and the workplace. You will find many of your college application questions answered here, so take some time to peruse our categories!

Posts by Kris Hintz with updates by Kestin Gussoff.

College Dorm Checklist: A Sneak Peek!

College Dorm Checklist: A Sneak Peek!

“There is no standing still because time is moving forward.” –Greg Lake. COLLEGE MOVE-IN is on the horizon. Where to start? As a college admissions consultant, I not only like to see my young clients get into their first choice college, but also be prepared to move into

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First Day of May

“First day of May, things are beginning…our side is winning…hip, hip, hooray!” James Taylor’s exuberant love song celebrates the universal rite of spring, the joy of new life and hope that accompanies the sweet pastel blossoms, the welcome warm weather, and fresh natural fragrances of the first

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College Applications and the Lost Arts of Reading & Writing

College Applications and the Lost Arts of Reading & Writing

“We read to know that we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis. I love quotations! (Doesn’t everybody?) Today I’m sharing my favorite quotes on the lost arts of reading and writing, the two most essential (but surprisingly overlooked) ingredients for getting into one’s dream college. I invite

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Preparing for Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry

Your high school student has always wanted to be doctor or dentist. What guidance can you offer to help prepare for a pre-health program in college? Let me suggest an approach for clarifying what your student’s interest is and where it may be leading; then how to

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Ten Ways for Teens to Spend the Summer

Ten Ways for Teens to Spend the Summer

Encourage your high school student to do anything in the summer, ANYTHING BUT NOTHING! For ideas, check out collegeblog!

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Admitted Students Day: A Different Kind of College Visit

Admitted Students Day: A Different Kind of College Visit

“To know the road ahead, ask those who are coming back.”– Chinese proverb. By mid-March, your high school senior has probably already received responses from some prospective colleges. Certainly in a few weeks, all the returns will be in.  You will soon have three pieces of information

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The Coalition versus the Common Application

The Coalition versus the Common Application

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” –Alan Watts. In April, 2016, the first phase of a new online college preparation and application platform is scheduled to be launched by the Coalition for

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Not Just Getting into College: Parenting for Purpose

Not Just Getting into College: Parenting for Purpose

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson. Remember the midlife crisis movie, City Slickers? Billy Crystal plays a burned

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Decision-Making 101

Decision-Making 101

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” – Wallace Stevens. It has been a tough spring for high school seniors. After many months of waiting, the ball has finally gone into their court. Time for them to take an action, for which many have

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Move Your Application to the Top of the Pile

Move Your Application to the Top of the Pile

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin. While guiding suburban high school students in New Jersey and New York as they apply to college, I have become acquainted with many distinctive, talented adolescents. I have also observed many similarities, such as the colleges to which they

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