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 ...

17 04, 2020

You Can Handle College Admissions and COVID-19 Stress

By |2021-10-06T05:04:09+00:00April 17th, 2020|College Admissions, College Admissions Resources, COVID-19, Gratitude, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

The world is asking a lot of you now.  On top of college admissions, you’ve been thrust into Social Distancing, which is something unprecedented. You’ve never done this before. Your parents haven’t experienced anything like this. Odds are even your grandparents ...

16 04, 2020

Cope with the Waitlist: Write Your Letter of Continued Interest

By |2022-01-20T01:55:01+00:00April 16th, 2020|Admissions Journey Timeline, College Admissions, College Decisions, Letter of Continued Interest (LOCI), Waitlist|0 Comments

Before I tell you all about the waitlist and your letters of continued interest, I just want to say that I hope you are staying healthy, being safe, and prioritizing your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing right now. It feels like ...

28 02, 2020

In Search of Good Vibes – Informative (and Fun!) College Visits

By |2022-01-20T01:56:06+00:00February 28th, 2020|College Admissions, College Admissions Resources, College Fit, College Visits, Mindful Admissions|0 Comments

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

11 02, 2020

My Top Six Tips for Keeping Sane When Your Parents Freak Out About College

By |2021-10-06T05:06:36+00:00February 11th, 2020|College Admissions, College Applications, College Decisions, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness, Parents|0 Comments

One of my goals as an independent college counselor and moderator on r/ApplyingtoCollege is to emulate a warm and affirming yet honest and straightforward presence for kids looking to attend college. I want them to feel like they can trust me ...

24 01, 2020

Don’t Be Afraid of a Little Wind: Why College Admissions Stress Can Be a Good Thing

By |2022-01-20T01:57:07+00:00January 24th, 2020|College Admissions, College Applications, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Last fall, I gave a speech to a crowd of moms with teens either smack-dab in the middle of the college admissions experience or about to embark on that journey. I focused mostly on handling college admissions stress, and I wanted ...