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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 07, 2020

More Than 300 College Admissions Deans Respond to Covid 19: My Thoughts

By |2021-10-06T05:02:38+00:00July 1st, 2020|Activities and Extracurriculars, College Admissions, COVID-19, Mindfulness, Summer|0 Comments

Good News! On Monday, 300+ Admissions Deans responded to Covid 19 and released a statement, "What We Care about in this Time of Crisis: A Collective Statement from College Admission Deans," explaining what they care about during this global pandemic. I summarize ...

26 09, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Letters of Recommendation

By |2022-01-20T02:02:44+00:00September 26th, 2019|Activities and Extracurriculars, College Admissions, College Applications, Letters of Recommendation|0 Comments

Sometimes, it can feel like much of the application process revolves around what other people think of you. And because you can’t control those perceptions, you can find the whole application process intensely frustrating. This is especially true when it comes ...

25 09, 2019

Seniors! Need a College Admissions Checklist for Your Fall Semester?

By |2022-01-20T02:03:21+00:00September 25th, 2019|Activities and Extracurriculars, Admissions Journey Timeline, College Admissions, College Admissions Interviews, College Admissions Resources, College Applications, College Essays, College Fit, College List, Demonstrated Interest, Letters of Recommendation, Standardized Testing|0 Comments

Does anyone else feel like September is flying by? It seemed like only yesterday that we were in the dead of summer, and the fall months were so far away. Now, over on r/ApplyingToCollege, the subreddit where I act as moderator, ...

8 04, 2019

Admissions Journey Timeline for Rising Juniors and Seniors – Update Spring 2019

By |2022-01-20T02:04:37+00:00April 8th, 2019|Activities and Extracurriculars, Admissions Journey Timeline, College Admissions, College Applications|0 Comments

I get lots of questions from anxious kids worried about what they should be doing to prepare for college admissions and when. It’s an understandable feeling, one fueled by a desire to do well and make the most of a stressful ...