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 PostsArts and Science Are Not Mutually Exclusive September 2014 ACT Scores Available Online “Demonstrated Interest” & College Admissions On Writing Being Special in a Sea of Special


Move Along…Nothin’ To See Here

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How most seniors & their parents feel when asked about college applications Related PostsResting on Our Laurels To Seek Tutoring or Not Campus “Vibe” vs. Academics: Why College Selection Takes the Whole Family CONGRATULATIONS! Do You Wonder if College Admissions Offices are Single-Handedly Keeping the U.S. Postal Service In Business?


College Move-In Day

Meanwhile…. Cartoon courtesy: kxoj.com Photo courtesy: Mehr Sahota Related Posts“Why Do You Want to Go To College?” Has New Meaning Changes to Common Application Essay Prompts for 2017-18 Beware of the Pitfalls Inherent in Online College Applications Guest Post: Life of A Naval Academy Mom Lower Student Loan Interest Today = Future National Debt Costs?


Ever Wonder Why The Dollars in Your Pocket Are Less?

Wonder no longer… Related PostsStudy Abroad: Necessity or Privilege? Caution: For Soon-to-Be-Graduated College Students The (*$%^&@!) YOWCH of College Admissions Gotta Read ‘Em All Will continuing tuition increases eventually cool demand for college?


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 PostsThe Benefits of “Frenemies”? Why Are College Applications Stressful? CA Budget Affects Cal Grants for Private, Non Profit Colleges College Degree: Gateway to Financial Prosperity or Not? If You Need Your Appendix Removed, Go to Oklahoma


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 PostsCongrats, Class of 2015? Got Scantron Nightmares? “College Admissions Speculation”: Let the Comparisons Begin Viewing the University of California Fall 2013 Application Numbers A Moment of Impatience Can…


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. …