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May 23, 2019

Beyond the academic challenge, moving away to college requires students to acquire the everyday life skills needed to function in a happy and healthy manner.  While it may be tempting to coddle your children as much as possible before they leave home, you will be doing them a big favor if you help them get accustomed to caring for themselves before they have to. There are a number of steps that can be taken to make their colle...

May 22, 2019

Many students have been thinking about where they want to apply to college their whole lives.  By the end of junior year, however, it’s time to make a concrete list.  This requires some work – research, analysis, and most of all, self reflection.

When a list is complete, a student should be able to tell anyone reading it exactly why they want to go to each school on it.  Answers like “nice campus”, “great reputation”, “my...

May 22, 2019

For years now, UCLA and UC Berkeley have been “reach” schools for everyone.  With 2018 acceptance rates in the low double-digits, it was not surprising when we saw even those students with perfect GPAs and test scores receive rejections. This year, however, we noticed a disturbing trend—lots and lots of highly qualified students who failed to get into most or any UCs.  This leads us to ask:  what does a qualified California st...

May 14, 2019

First of all, yes you do.  Before you disagree, let’s talk about the college essay or “personal statement” in realistic terms.  The point of writing this essay is to give admissions folks a chance to get to know the “you” behind the numbers.  The essay needs to be genuine, heartfelt, honest, and something only you would write.

Here’s what it does NOT have to be:

  • An account of your summer in Africa during which you...

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October 22, 2019

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