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5 Ways to Learn About Colleges When You Can’t Visit

By Diana Hawkins There is nothing like a campus visit for college-bound high school students to help students and families understand the college experience at a particular school. If it’s the pandemic or other reasons that have ruined your opportunities for exploration, don’t give up on research! There are many ways to learn about colleges […]

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Juniors, Cameras On!

Turn your camera on! Yes, I know you might be the only one in the class with it on. Yes, I know it’s kind of an awkward angle. And yes, I know sometimes you like to walk around, fidget, all around multi-task when you are listening to a lecture, but trust me, you want to […]

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Personal Statement Topic Remorse

By Diana Hawkins I spent this afternoon with one of my students discussing her Common App essay. She had been at it for several weeks, and despite various attempts, it wasn’t blossoming. When choosing among several ideas, she had committed to her topic with thoughtful consideration, but she couldn’t express them when it was time […]

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Covid-19 and Your College Admissions Process

You can still learn about colleges even if you can’t visit campus. The Covid-19 pandemic is certainly causing abrupt changes in college environments daily and sometimes hourly. While college are making decisions to keep their communities safe, we want to acknowledge that it might cause some anxiety for students and families going through the college […]

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