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30 01, 2024

👋 Hey Juniors! If you ever feel like you’re stuck on the Extracurricular Hamster Wheel, this guide is for you! (2024)

By |2024-02-01T23:54:13+00:00January 30th, 2024|Activities and Extracurriculars, College Applications|0 Comments

❓I receive tons of questions about how many extracurriculars are necessary and whether a kid’s chances will be hurt because they haven’t performed at Carnegie Hall, been speaking Mandarin since they were five, or cured cancer. I get it. It’s an ...

24 01, 2024

What You Really Need to Know about Being Rescinded — for 2024

By |2024-01-15T20:35:15+00:00January 24th, 2024|Being Rescinded, College Admissions, College Admissions Resources, College Decisions, Second Semester Seniors|0 Comments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 ...

17 01, 2024

Handling Your Senioritis and Other Admissions Stress in 2024, AND Second Semester Senior Housekeeping Tips

By |2024-01-15T20:33:28+00:00January 17th, 2024|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! ...

5 01, 2024

If you were deferred, it’s time to think about that Letter of Continued Interest (your LOCI). 2024 Updates

By |2023-12-18T20:13:07+00:00January 5th, 2024|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, 2023

The 2023 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 |2023-11-13T20:37:33+00:00December 22nd, 2023|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 ...

13 12, 2023

College Admissions Decisions, Wind, and Why a Little Stress Just Might Be Good for You

By |2023-11-06T20:20:30+00:00December 13th, 2023|College Decisions, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions|0 Comments

Applying to college is stressful, and can be overwhelming. But there’s also something really amazing about the admissions journey. And here’s why: Some stress is good for you. You aren’t going to live long, full, absolutely stress-free lives and the sooner ...