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August 6, 2014

Students are heading back to school in the next few weeks.  If you’re a college-bound high school senior (or the parent of one), fasten your seat belt…this first semester’s gonna be a bumpy ride. 


Exciting as this time can be, there are lots of balls to keep in the air, including:


  • Course Check.  Are you on track to complete the University of California and California State University A-G requirements?  How about the m...

July 22, 2014

If you live in California, you know the benefits of attending one of the colleges in the UC or Cal State systems.  They provide high quality education for a reasonable price. 


But what if your student has her heart set on a state school outside of California?  The out-of-state tuition rates for such schools could put them out of reach for many families.


Before throwing in the towel, you might want to learn about WUE (pron...

July 18, 2014

To declare or not to declare… that is the question.


One of the most common questions students have as they fill out their applications is “Do I need to declare a major?”


Declaring a major has the advantage of showing the admissions committee that you are passionate about a topic and plan to pursue it further.  Passion and commitment are positive attributes for an applicant.  For schools with highly desired career-oriented majo...

July 16, 2014

If you listen to the media hype, you might think that a high school student with less than straight A’s has no chance of getting into a “good” college.  Simply not true!  There are plenty of great schools out there that welcome B students into their folds.  They know that a GPA and test scores don’t tell the whole story, that there are myriad situations that impact a student’s high school transcript.   These colleges assess st...

July 14, 2014

One of the great things about applying to schools that are part of the University of California system is that you only have to fill out one application. All of the campuses have minimum requirements for admissions consideration. You might think, therefore, that all of these schools look at your application the same way. But that’s not true. Yes, there are basic requirements that you can read about on the UC site. But if you’r...

July 8, 2014

Well-rounded is out.  Angular is in.

In terms of extracurricular activities, rather than recruiting those who do a little bit of a lot of things, colleges are looking for unique individuals--students who pursue fewer things, but pursue them deeply.  An angular student is passionate and motivated.  An angular student is focused.  

Colleges’ desire for well-rounded students has been replaced by the desire for well-ro...

July 4, 2014

The prospect of paying for college is more than enough to strike fear in the hearts of parents with kids in high school.  What if your son or daughter has already made it clear that medical school is in his or her future?  If you’re still standing, you might want to investigate some of the combined programs out there that significantly shorten the path to becoming a physician. 



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