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College Admissions Scandal

William "Rick" Singer said he had an inside scoop to getting into college, with anyone able to gain access, by simply buying his book, "Getting In: Gaining Admission To Your College of Choice."
"This book is full of secrets," he claimed, before dispensing advice on personal branding, test-taking and college essays.

There are NO secrets, and ethical college admissions counselors and private coaches, have been stressing that for decades.

Once again, an  entrepreneurial 

Minding Your P's/Q's When Applying to Colleges

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Minding P’s and Q’sWhen Applying to Colleges
 
When the Common Application goes “live” on August 1,2013, proactive rising seniors will be paying close attention to the essay prompts. Perhaps they’ll brainstorm topics or even begin drafting their main essay.  Essays are unquestionably a vital component of the college applications’ process! To that end, driven students will spend countless hours this fall writing and editing their essays for maximum impact.  While poignant and grammatically correct essays are important, an often overlooked piece to the college admissions process is the

What Do Colleges Look for in Applicants?

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While colleges and universities would have you think that you are working for them, the reality is, you are a very valued consumer! This subtle shift in thinking can make all the difference with regard to how you approach the college admissions process. To those of you for whom this process is fast approaching, you might be asking yourself,"Just what do colleges look for in an applicant?"
 
Much as we may have been led to believe, there is no admissionsmagic bulletto entry into a particular institution.

College Applications Season Is Here!

 
College Applications Essays, College Admissions Season, College Admissions HelpWhile many enjoy the last few days of summer weather, some students (and their parents) are mindful of the school year's swift approach! For college-bound rising seniors who have put off the "nitty gritty" of college admissions, NOW is the time to get organized.
 
Although the college admissions process can often feel daunting, the following organizational checklist, if put into place before the start of the new school year, will hopefully make your fall less stressful.
 

Early Career Exploration Essential in Choosing College Majors

College Admissions CounselorThere are many reasons to want to earn a college degree which don't involve simply getting a job upon graduation. Reason include increased knowledge and credibility in a chosen field, career advancement, societal/familial /personal expectations, increased growth and awareness, salary increases, etc.
 
As an educator and counselor, I respect a wide-range of rationales for earning a degree. Still, I am often surprised with the number of students who enter my office without knowing