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10 03, 2023

FAQs and TOP TIPS about What To Do About Waitlists. It’s a bummer for sure, but Fun Times!! You get to write the WL-LOCI (Waitlist Love Letter of Continued Interest) 2023 Updates

By |2023-03-12T18:06:12+00:00March 10th, 2023|Letter of Continued Interest (LOCI), Waitlist|0 Comments

đź‘‹ Hello, beautiful seniors and other applicants. Look, I know this week and the next couple of weeks are gonna feel just super fucked up and shitty for a lot of you. I wish I could wave a magic wand and ...

7 03, 2023

Dear Trans, Nonbinary, Genderfluid, and Genderqueer Friends (and their loved ones, parents, allies, and advocates), I see you. I hear you. I am here for you.

By |2023-03-08T17:58:33+00:00March 7th, 2023|College List, LGBTQ Resources|0 Comments

I see you. I hear you. I am here for you. And so are many others. If you’re not feeling that love and support, please be sure to look beyond your immediate boundaries. If you’re queer, trans, nonbinary, genderfluid, or otherwise ...

3 03, 2023

Hey, Juniors (and Sophs and Freshies too)! Making Your Course Selections Count (Plus Tips for Picking Courses, Staying Sane, Making Grades, Learning A Lot, and Getting Accepted) (2023 Updates)

By |2023-02-28T20:45:50+00:00March 3rd, 2023|Course Selection|0 Comments

Few things are as frustrating or painstaking (but also exciting!) as selecting your courses during high school. There’s all this pressure to take the most honors, APs, or IB courses possible — like there’s some magical combination of classes that will ...

22 02, 2023

College Visits 101: AdmissionsMom’s Self-Guided Tours for Both Virtual and Live On-Campus Visits (2023 Updates)

By |2023-02-16T20:15:57+00:00February 22nd, 2023|College Decisions, College Fit, College Visits|0 Comments

One of my favorite parts about the whole college admissions experience (especially since there are so many stressful aspects) has always been college visits! Even though I’ve been out of college for…a while now…I still love visiting colleges, and over the ...

8 02, 2023

👋 Hey Juniors (& sophomores & even freshmen!), This post is for you! Ever feel like you’re stuck on the Extracurricular Hamster Wheel? Well, here’s your guide for stepping off & finding your star-shaped self! 

By |2023-02-06T21:27:09+00:00February 8th, 2023|Activities and Extracurriculars, College Applications|0 Comments

❓“How good are my extracurriculars?” It's one of the most common questions we get here on A2C. Then I receive tons more about how many extracurriculars are necessary and whether a kid’s chances will be hurt because they haven’t performed at ...

1 02, 2023

Here’s What You Really Need to Know about Being Rescinded (2023 Updates)

By |2023-01-31T20:35:17+00:00February 1st, 2023|Being Rescinded, College Admissions, College Admissions Resources, College Decisions, Second Semester Seniors|0 Comments

If you’re reading this, you know the entire college admissions process is riddled with potential pitfalls and scary challenges. Letters of recommendation. Essays. Interviews. All of these hurdles inspire tons of anxiety among college-bound students. But none seem so intimidating, so ...

18 01, 2023

The Cure for Senioritis – and Other Admissions Stress (I wish it were this easy) AND Some Basic Second Semester Senior Housekeeping (2023 Updates)

By |2023-01-30T20:39:50+00:00January 18th, 2023|Admissions Journey Timeline, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Second Semester Seniors, Senioritis|0 Comments

Hello Second Semester Seniors! If you’re feeling a little bit of senioritis, please know the struggle is real. And if you’re feeling even more worried about your college applications now than you were before you submitted them, you are not alone! ...

11 01, 2023

Hey Seniors, if you’re not happy with your college list, it’s not too late! Check out these amazing colleges with Feb 1 deadlines or later! Bonus: Links to Interview, Essays, and LOCI Posts

By |2023-01-30T20:33:30+00:00January 11th, 2023|College Applications, College List, Second Semester Seniors|0 Comments

Before I get started with all the amazing colleges still looking for students like you, I'm gonna link some posts you might find helpful at this stage of the admissions journey: My latest post about handling decisions, deferrals, LOCIs, and more ...

6 01, 2023

So you were Deferred. What to do now? It’s time to think about that Letter of Continued Interest (your LOCI). Yippeeee! You get to write even more!!! (2023 Updates)

By |2023-01-30T20:55:09+00:00January 6th, 2023|College Admissions Resources, College Decisions, Deferral, Early Applications to College, Letter of Continued Interest (LOCI)|0 Comments

Every year lots and lots of applicants are deferred from some of their favorite colleges. It sucks when life doesn’t go your way for sure, but maybe it helps to know that you’re not alone? Now, what do you do with ...

22 12, 2022

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Super Quick, Super Personal Applications and Essays. Yes, even all you last-minute beautiful humans out there have an awesome app just itching to make its way out!

By |2023-01-30T20:57:04+00:00December 22nd, 2022|Admissions Journey Timeline, College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays|0 Comments

🤓 If you’re a procrastinator like me, you might have put off starting your applications until now. Not to worry -- it’s not too late! But, it's definitely time to get this party started – like right now. (If you only ...