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Presidential Pontifications

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By Ed Devine

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

May 1, the sacred day of our profession.  It marks what some think a finish line, an end point to a quest, the culmination …

Presidential Pontifications

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By Ed Devine

White House Reach Higher Initiative – California Style
Unprecedented Partnership Will Drive the Mission

First Lady, Michelle Obama, created the Reach Higher Initiative to encourage every student in America to take charge of their post-secondary education plans.  …

Tour Guide Horror Stories: Part 4

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By Chris Helvajian

At this point in the admissions cycle many of you are having important conversations with students about financial aid, deciding what school is the best fit for them, and answering questions about academics. This TGHS post will …

By Sonia Ryan, Admission Practices Committee Chair

The time is upon us for our students to make deposits and submit their intent to enroll at numerous colleges across the country.  As a reminder, it is never too late to review

Spring Break will be here before we know it. During that period, many of your students, including CBSAs (college-bound student-athletes), will be planning visits to schools they wish to attend.

With your non-athlete students you can look at their GPA …

Deferred, Not Defeated

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By Rebecca Joseph

I know it’s bittersweet to get deferred from your Early Decision or Early Action college! But you didn’t get rejected. They just want to look at you in the regular admission pool. Your chances of ultimately getting …

By Rebecca Joseph

Many high school seniors are busy writing college application essays. Through these essays, seniors can share unique stories that help admissions officers picture them on their campuses. Yet many applicants miss the mark. They think admissions officers …

Recently, I have traveled to schools, college fairs, libraries, and many homes to help kids with their college applications, including their college application essays and/or personal statements. While I brainstorm essay topics with them and provide some guiding questions for …

Standing Out in UC Prompt #2

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UC PROMPT #2: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?

Thank goodness …

“It might be worth it, if only to get out of this heat.

This was, without a doubt, not the most ringing endorsement for Tomorrowland (Disney, 2015) but the logic was irrefutable and so, with that, the journey began.…