Tag: College freshmen


Unleashed Brilliance AKA College Essays

CMC 2017

It’s always an honor to help render the seemingly impossible–RAW, NAKED TRUTH.   Related PostsInstant Civics Lesson–Memorial Day & California’s Tuesday Primary Election You Can’t Divorce Your College Degree Just Because You Can, Does That Mean You Should? College Admissions Is Not a Race Wait…I Have Student Debt?!?


Move Along…Nothin’ To See Here

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How most seniors & their parents feel when asked about college applications Related PostsLetting Go: College Move In Day Approaches Finding A College Can Feel Like Searching for a Needle in the Haystack Affording College Expenses = Planning, Planning and More Planning Ahead of the Curve: December 3, 2013 Happy, Happy Thanksgivings To One and …


College Move-In Day

Meanwhile…. Cartoon courtesy: kxoj.com Photo courtesy: Mehr Sahota Related PostsWill My August 2018 SAT Scores Be Cancelled? University of California Blues “Study Abroad” May Not Mean What You Think The Inventors Dilemma College (Un)Affordability: Real, Perceived or A Little of Both?


Ever Wonder Why The Dollars in Your Pocket Are Less?

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College Application or Marriage Proposal?

Applying to college isn’t simple.  Metaphorically, choosing a college can be like an arranged marriage—parents are involved in the choosing process, lifelong expectations are being weighted and future prosperity is being forecasted. “Dowries” are paid in the form of tuition, room and board, books etc.   Students seek a college that’s the “right fit“, dating …


College Admissions Season is Now Open

Is she mad? She just ate her first pop-tart! Related PostsDoes My Kid Have Even the Slightest Chance to Get Accepted? Texts from a College Admissions Victor “Honey, Fire Up the Chopper!” Purposeful Failure There’s No Excuses


A Goodbye Note That Never Ends


  About the author: Ashley is a recent graduate from Rocklin High School and leaves home to attend Oregon State University in ten days. Leaving for college is difficult, as any book, article, or adult worth their salt will agree. Despite the fact only four or so months will pass before reuniting, it’s impossible to …


Moving Across the Country for College

HS.Washington DC. 2017

  I am grateful to join DC’s network of go-getters. I am drawn to the vibrancy of the city and the intellect of the citizens (just as I was 4 months ago when I visited). I feel I have a lot to offer and I am confident in my ability to adapt to this new …


Email:  America’s Past-Time (Literally)


The typical teenage inbox … because email is Snapchat’s great-grandmother. Photo credit: Hubbubbaloo Creative, 2017 Related PostsThe Bill Always Comes Due From Reluctance, Blossoms an Impassioned Papa Who’s Choosing Transfer Admissions? The Tale of a College Essay Writer Ahead of the Curve: October 5, 2013


The Bittersweetness of Choosing a College

  “We live in a house around the corner from my parents. He’s gone to all the same schools I went to, and his grandfather went to. We’ve lived this suburban, settled lifestyle. And, now, we’re telling him we want him to dream and live a life in the arts, if that’s what he wants. …