Seniors: Visit your colleges before committing

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Visit the colleges on your “short list” before sending in that deposit. College tours give first-hand knowledge of the vibe on each campus allowing you to evaluate all aspects (e.g., academic, social, etc.) so you can intelligently and intuitively decide. … Continued

Seniors: Time to apply for scholarships

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Look for scholarships that are somehow connected to you, your family, or community and apply for them — your family’s unions, churches, employers or organizations you have been involved with throughout your life. Outside scholarships are an excellent way to … Continued

Seniors: Help with starting UC apps

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Fierce competition has made the UC’s what we call a “wildcard” when it comes to getting admitted. With thousands of applications being submitted from all over the US and the world, the UC admission reps have become more holistic and … Continued

Start your college essays now

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Spend your summer before senior year working on college essays. Oftentimes, rising seniors spend their break relaxing–not realizing they could be working on personal statements for college applications all summer long. The very BEST college essays involve serious introspection, writing … Continued

Post graduation expectations

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The summer after senior year can be emotionally taxing for parents and students. It may be difficult to cope with the realization that your child is all grown up and ready to move onto college. For some parents, this may … Continued

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