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From monthly archives: July 2019

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Cutting the Static in the College Admissions Process

I remember back in the 90’s riding around town in my 1981 Ford LTD with my AM radio. It was tough to find a station, let alone find a station that played the popular music of the time. There was a lot of static and a lot of talk radio, not something this 17-year old […]

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Considering College Athletics

By John Leaney, guest blogger  John Leaney was born in London, England, and attended Didsbury College of Education majoring in Physical Education. John taught high school for 12 years before emigrating to the US.  He coached women’s soccer at UC San Diego and mens and womens soccer and track and field at Macalester College.  The […]

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Time to Assess your Email Address!

By Chuck Erickson You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that starts with your email address. In the college search and application process, you will use your email to request more information, complete forms, register for the ACT/SAT, schedule your campus visits, and submit your applications. Make sure that your […]

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Five Ways College is Different from High School

Adapted from The Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center at  Southern Methodist University    RULES: You are expected to take responsibility for what you do and don’t do, as well as for the consequences of your decisions.    In High School, your time is structured by others. In College, you manage your own time.  In High School, […]

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A Junior’s Guide to Requesting Letters of Recommendations

What are the different types of recommendations?    There are typically three categories of recommendations.   Counselor Recommendation –  The Counselor Recommendation’s purpose is to provide an overview of a student’s academic achievement, personal character, and background information that might be important for a college to know. It’s generally an overview of the student.   […]

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The Campus Visit is back!

In our life of Independent Educational Consultants, professional development is critical. We work hard to stay up to date on higher ed trends, college data, and new academic offerings. One of our favorite professional development opportunities is visiting college campuses.  In the past month alone, College Connectors has visited over 30 colleges and universities. Let […]

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Waiting: Five Practices That Help

by Joy Jordan, guest blogger and mindfulness coach at Born Joy Mindfulness   As humans, we must wait—wait on college acceptance; wait on exam results; wait on medical diagnoses. Waiting is difficult. It parks us on uncertain ground. Our busy minds create elaborate (and unhelpful!) stories. Rather than get lost in distraction, it’s possible to […]

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March Madness Is Right Around The Corner

March madness is right around the corner.  For the readers who are college basketball fans, you are probably thinking about basketball brackets and how to choose teams to win those brackets. In the college admissions world, March has its own kind of madness. March is often a time when juniors are taking standardized tests or […]

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4 Roles for Parents During The College Admissions Process

Do you feel like you are on the sidelines while your child struggles through their college admissions journey? There are many ways you can help, even from those sidelines! Here are four key roles you can play.   Cheerleader-In-Chief Encourage commitment. Colleges value students who stick to an interest over the years, while showing initiative and […]

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Congratulations, Seniors!

Your big day is so close and you’ve worked so hard over the years to accomplish your goals. All of us at College Connectors wish you all the best in the world. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Congratulations and you are off on your way!”

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