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The College Application Hokey Pokey for Parents

A guide for parents on what’s helpful and what’s not when your kid is writing their Common Application. In addition to the 7...

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To Take or Not to Take AP Exams; That Is the Question

If your high school requires an AP exam for your child to earn credit for a high school AP class, it benefits your child to take it, and...

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Guidance for When and How to Apply

This chart reveals what all those abbreviations like ED and RD mean, as well as approximately when each type of application is due and...

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Student Checklist For What To Do Besides Wait When Waitlisted

…plus a bonus Student Checklist For A Letter Of Continued Interest. This year, colleges may offer more spots from waitlists than in the...

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Celia’s Celebration Carrot Cake

Here’s the recipe for my favorite cake of all time, the one I requested from my mom (Celia) at every birthday growing up. You cannot dry...

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7 Ways to Stop Your Teen From Procrastinating (Without Having To Nag)

My colleague, Natalie Borrell, a school psychologist and academic life coach for teens, has graciously offered to us her expert...

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Tips for Tackling
Supplemental Essays

Please share this download plus the guidelines I provide in College Admissions Cracked (starting on p.175) with your student who is doing...

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Book Group Discussion Guide

Please take this pledge: I promise beverages will be available (morning java, evening wine, afternoon tea, or anything else comforting)...

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Interview Checklist

…with a bonus Thank-You Note Checklist (you’re welcome). You can print this out and place it under your child’s nose a week (or...

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Erika’s Financial Aid
Calculator

…will calculate for you, so you don’t have to do math! You can use this tool to compare college costs either before your child...

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