21 09, 2023

Dear seniors, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by college admissions right about now, I wrote this for you.

By |2023-09-26T20:09:23+00:00September 21st, 2023|Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Over the last couple of weeks, lots of my students and r/ApplyingToCollege friends have been sharing with me that they are feeling overwhelmed – like it feels like it’s going to be impossible to get through this college admissions experience. And ...

17 08, 2023

13 Reasons Why It’s OK to Write About Trauma in your College Applications — And How to Do So (a joint post by AdmissionsMom and Sierra Admissions) (2023 Updates)

By |2023-08-17T19:20:54+00:00August 17th, 2023|College Applications, College Essays, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Hi everyone. This post is written by me, AdmissionsMom and Alex McNeil from Sierra Admissions, TOGETHER. It’s a subject we both care about. We (your dynamic college-consultant duo) took up pens together to write what we believe is the first collaborative ...

13 04, 2023

Hello Seniors! You’re almost done — Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Final College Decision (MAJOR MEGA POST with How to Make Your Decision, Financial Aid Info, Waitlist Info, and NACAC Updated College Opening List)

By |2023-06-09T00:38:32+00:00April 13th, 2023|College Decisions, College List, Mindfulness|0 Comments

I keep seeing tons and tons -- and tons -- of posts with this school or that school, about negotiating financial aid, and looking for colleges that might still be accepting applications. I’m gonna try to cover as much as I ...

1 04, 2023

Hey Seniors, if your application decisions disappointed, then it can really hurt. Like nothing, you’ve felt before. Here’s how to get through it (or try to). (I’ve also included links to financial aid appeal/negotiation info, waitlist /LOCI post, and my “colleges still accepting apps” list)

By |2023-03-30T18:28:27+00:00April 1st, 2023|College Decisions, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Sure, it’s April Fool’s Day, but let’s be real: when application decisions don’t go your way, it’s no joke. It can feel really awful -- like the worst pain you’ve ever experienced. As one of the members of our community 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! ...

7 12, 2022

You can handle this. College decision time is hard — and it really sucks sometimes, but you’re gonna grow stronger. Find your inner tree and your inner lotus — and be a good person.

By |2023-06-09T00:42:55+00:00December 7th, 2022|Early Applications to College, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness, Rejection|0 Comments

🧘🏻‍♀️You may or may not know this about me, but I’m a big fan of yoga. Like I do yoga every day. It keeps me healthy and balanced and taking care of my middle-aging body, but also it teaches me a ...

1 06, 2022

You Are Not Alone — Belated Thoughts about Mindfulness, Mental Health, and College Admissions for May’s Mental Health Month

By |2022-06-01T19:26:22+00:00June 1st, 2022|College Admissions, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

I’m gonna be super real with you -- life is feeling just overwhelmingly kind of stressful to me right now (I live in Texas so maybe that will help you understand). So much so that my May Mental Health Awareness Month ...