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Senior Year Warnings

“When reward is at its pinnacle, risk is near at hand.”   – John Bogle, legendary investor and founder of the Vanguard Group  Although written for investors, John Bogle’s sage advice is apropos for the next stage of The College Admissions Process during the senior year. Being exhausted from drafting college essays in order to …

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College Acceptances Are Like the Oscars for Seventeen Year Olds

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Receiving a college acceptance letter can feel like a Sally-Field-Oscar-Acceptance-Speech moment.  ;> Cheers to everyone receiving more than one! Related PostsCollege Applications: Beware of Hidden Obstacles ‘Tis the Season for College Fairs… Peace Comes to the Old Dog Via The School of Hard Knocks The Value vs. The Cost of the University of California Changes …

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Denied and Qualified

When the #1,256 ranked student at your high school gets into a highly selective university and you don’t: Related PostsGo Slow. You’ll Know. Who’s Responsible for College Bills? “Test Optional” Doesn’t Mean “Less Than” Editing College Essays Can Test Your Last Nerve It’s Possible to Sleep In High School AND Be Admitted to College

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Leaving the nest

About the Author: Joe is a member of the Creative Marbles Consultancy and the Hubbubbaloo Creative team. He shares his experience transitioning into his first year of college away from home.   Sacramento was my bubble, it was all I really knew.  My life was school, having fun with friends, and large Filipino family functions—a weekly …

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Hurry Up and Wait and Wait and Then Wait Some More

“Will my kid get in?” is a concern often rattling around Senior parents’ minds at this time of year, causing a fair share of insomnia.  Worries spike each time these same parents listen to other parents excitedly share good news about their kid’s acceptance, while polite smiling to hide the anxious wonderings about why their …