7.5 College Essay Blunders to Avoid if You Want Admissions Officers to Take You Seriously

The importance of your college essay in an overall college application is below that of the rigor of your curriculum, your GPA and standardized test scores, and just slightly more than extra-curricular activities. But an essay is a unique opportunity to introduce yourself to an admissions office. I help students with writing great college essays, and we start with placing them in their proper context as part of the applications process. I coach them every step of the way and…

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Aug 14 College Conversations & Your Child Workshop Verona WI

Together with Tim Pedersen, licensed financial planner with Thrivent Financial, Tom Kleese of OnCampus College Planning will lead an interactive (and FREE) workshop to share information about college costs and other key conversations for you and your high school student. Workshop will run 6-8pm and will take place at 230 Horizon Drive, Ste. 101A in Verona, WI. To register email me directly. I look forward to seeing you to share key insights and info you need to know! Feel free…

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What’s Unique about CU Boulder: A Day at University of Colorado-Boulder in 1000 words or less

A college is more than just classrooms and dorms. It’s an academic environment that extends beyond campus boundaries. With that in mind, what you find on campus at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder) is impressive. What you find off campus is unrivaled. Visit my Facebook page for a Complete Photo Tour of CU Boulder. And LIKE OnCampus College Planning while you’re there for future college insights and campus visit photo tours. Beautiful Campus at CU Boulder The CU…

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Better College Searches Online and Offline: Tips for Effective Research on Colleges

When it comes to researching colleges online, a word of caution. Much of what you find when you start typing words into Google is going to be junk, which isn’t exactly news to you. Instead of Googling “best colleges for future doctors” or “occupational therapy majors” start with the best resources for information on colleges. These are the tools I use for my first-step, basic research. Some are better than others for specific search functions, so plug in some criteria…

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Colleges in Philadelphia: Great Options in the City of Brotherly Love

Nothing quite takes me back to my youth like hearing Elton John’s Philadelphia Freedom on the radio. I immediately picture Mr. Flaten’s 4th grade classroom. I think of how much I liked that song and I didn’t even really know what it meant. It seemed kind of heroic to me. And I’m a sucker for strings. With July 4th weekend upon us and an opportunity to celebrate American independence and the birthplace of the United States, here are three Philadelphia-based…

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