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A Month in the Life of a College Counselor

Fall is a crazy and hectic time of year in the world of both college admission and high school counselors.  I remember feeling like I put my life on hold each fall while I traveled for weeks at a time, …
Deadlines, Parents, and Rec Letters, Oh My!

Deadlines, Parents, and Rec Letters, Oh My!

Fall is officially here and college counselors are in the thick of the busiest time of the year.  Early Decision and Early Action deadlines are looming, parents are becoming more anxious, and the amount of recommendation letters we need to …
Back to School

Back to School

“Back to school, to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don’t get in a fight!” Although a quote from Billy Madison may not seem like …
Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge

After 5+ years working in college admissions, I found myself at a crossroads.  Do I continue working with students as an admission counselor or do I take a risk and follow my dream of becoming a college counselor?  I decided …