Educational Tidbits

Most kids are home full time now and parents across the nation are adjusting to a new normal. Children are very different in a school setting versus a home setting, so you may discover aspects you never knew about your child. More often than not, you are realizing that they are capable of more than you anticipated. How can we...

Now that colleges and universities across the nation are closed for the remainder of the year, high school seniors have an even bigger challenge ahead of them as they choose which college to attend in the fall. Many seniors rely on revisit days to aid in their decision making process, an experiential aspect that is no longer available to them....

It goes without saying that this past week was a new adventure for most parents, students and teachers. Shifting from typical classroom studies to distance learning was an adjustment for all involved. I applaud all parents and students who embraced the challenge and found a different rhythm, but I am especially impressed with the incredible...

In the wake of COVID-19 and schools shutting down, the opportunities to visit campuses are limited. Many high schoolers' plans to explore college campuses over Spring Break are now cancelled. It is still important to experience campus and school communities as best you can. So how do you tour campuses while remaining remote? Luckily, in today's...

Distance learning might be a foreign concept to some, but it is upon us now in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With schools shutting down across the country, parents and teachers are scrambling to determine the most effective way to keep kids engaged in school work and consistently learning. So what is distance learning and how can it be...

You've made it! You completed all your applications, toured the schools and waited to hear back. Now, you have your acceptances and a decision to make. Where will you attend this fall? This is a very exciting moment you find yourself in, but can also seem daunting. Take a deep breath, clear your mind and get ready to explore each...

Letters of recommendation are an important aspect of the college application process because they provide the admission readers more information as they make their final decision. Selecting the people who write your letters of recommendation is just as important as the application itself. Let's discuss the best approach and things to consider when...

So you're thinking about transferring colleges - you are not alone! Many students start off at a college they think is perfect for them and realize a month or so in that it might not be exactly what they were looking for. Others may start their college journey at community college or a college that was not their top choice,...

Applying for college is an exciting time. But it also comes with its fair share of stress. With applications, personal statements, tours, and interviews, the excitement is easily overshadowed by deadlines and anxiety. This should not be the case! Finding the right college for you should be exhilarating and fun, an opportunity to learn more about...

Yes! You've completed your personal information on the Common Application, filled in the Activities section, and put the final touches on your Common App essay. Finished, right? Not likely. Most of the colleges to which you are applying will have supplemental essays. My first bit of advice when it comes to supplemental essays is that, even if they...