The Most Important Thing in Letters of Recommendation

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 Before the end of the junior year, your student should take the time to determine whom they will ask to write their letters of recommendation for college. This normally involves two teachers of core subjects and potentially an extracurricular activity or character reference. Parents and students often make the mistake of thinking that the more  [read more] …

What is Your Definition of College?

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Going to college has long been part of the American Dream. For generations it has been seen as the stepping-stone to a better life and rightly so. However, times have changed and so should our view of what college is and what it has to offer. Far too many families see college as the automatic  [read more] …

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

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Devoted parents work hard trying to find the correct path to the goal their child seeks. In their heart of hearts, they want to believe that there is a magic formula for achievement, that if they do the right things in the right sequence, they can guarantee their child’s victory. These parents are always on  [read more] …

College Interview Questions

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Last time we discussed the categories of college interview questions as well as the first question students often get in interview situations. Let’s look at some other questions found in the Self-Awareness category. Often interviewers will try to determine if students have evaluated themselves and their actions. They might ask what the most challenging thing  [read more] …

The Toughest Interview Question

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College admissions and scholarship interviews can begin in the fall (as soon as Early Action/Early Decision applications are submitted) and continue throughout the spring, depending on each college’s deadlines. Interview questions tend to clump around six major categories: Self-Awareness, Milestones, Relationships, Favorites, College/Career Plans, and Opinions. The questions that center on Self-Awareness are the biggest  [read more] …