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December 15: Day of Reckoning for College-Bound High School Seniors

The day we’ve all been waiting for? December 15 is the day when many colleges notify Early Decision and Early Action applicants of acceptance, deferral or denial. The notification timing is in fact all over the board, but December 15 has taken on a symbolic meaning.In recent

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How Should College-Bound Teens Spend Winter Break?

After family time and a bit of R&R, here are some tips on activities you can encourage your high school student to pursue during winter break, divvied out by grade: Seniors. Your 12th Grader may be in the fortunate situation to have already heard good news from

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The College Waiting Game

Thanksgiving is over, and your high school senior returns to school for one of the most nerve-wracking periods of an already stressful year. Your high school student may have chosen to apply Early Decision (“ED”), Early Action (“EA”), priority application or rolling admissions. Even if your teen

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Senior Year Parent? Learn to Paint

My sister calls it “agita.” My Jewish girlfriend calls it “shpilkis”. It’s the kind of waiting that drives you crazy inside. You feel a sense of urgency, but the action isn’t up to you. You feel impotent and absolutely furious, like your head will explode. “Did you

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