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Another great school year has come to a close. You deserve a great summer. Dr. Joseph is so excited to be piloting the College Advocate Teacher Training Institute this summer for 45 LAUSD teachers and counselors.  We all have so much more to do to help our students get ready […]

2017 June College Readiness Tips


Happy Fall. The high school class of 2017 is bearing the brunt of the most reforms in college admissions in recent history. Below are some tips to help them succeed this fall. Get ready to apply for financial aid in October. The FAFSA will open October 1! The FAFSA is also implementing […]

2016 Early Fall College Readiness Tips


Welcome to the end of the school year. You deserve a great summer, and in fact, Dr. Joseph will enjoy her first summer off from teaching in almost 10 years. Yet we all have so much more to do to help our students get ready for college. Let us know if you need help with brainstorming summer bootcamps or other college readiness ideas or plans.

June 2016 College Readiness Tips for College Access Advocates



We hope you had a happy and healthy winter vacation. High school seniors are entering the final semester of their secondary education. Rather than slide into graduation, they need to keep up the great work. Here are some January tips.

January 2016 College Readiness Tips For Seniors



This is a time of agonized waiting for many high school seniors. They have submitted their college applications and supporting materials. Now their fate lies in the hands of admissions officers who are busily reading through applications. During this often agonized waiting game, students, families, and schools can use this time wisely. Here are some tips.

Surviving the Winter Waiting Game: Tips for High School Seniors