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I have spent the past couple of months helping seniors conceptualize and edit their two personal statements for the University of California. In the large majority of them, I have witnessed many of the same misconceptions about the prompts, leadings students to disappear within their drafts. These tips will help […]

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This is prime time for helping high school juniors pick their pivotal senior year schedules. Below are several tips to help guide you and your students through this key process as the rigor of a student’s high school experience is a core factor in the college admission’s process. Please remember that colleges are looking for academically committed and passionate students and that senior years should be the peak of their high school experience not a plateau or downhill slope. Our tips include how to help students select their schedules as well as other tips for making their academic experiences powerful throughout their senior years of high school.

Planning Powerful Senior Year Schedules


A quick summary…Pick a great senior year schedule. Do well on May and June tests. Plan a busy, interactive summer. May 3rd is deadline for June 8 ACT. May 7 is deadline for June 1 SAT and SAT Subject Tests. Meet with your counselor to develop/refine your college list. Visit and research colleges.

May College Readiness Tips For High School Juniors


Congratulations for making it this far in the college admissions process. You will most likely have many good colleges options already, but if you really want to go to a college that waitlisted you, follow as many of these 10 tips as possible. Do not do this for a school you will not attend. Colleges often take kids off waitlists who can afford to pay outright, have special connections, fulfill regional needs, or make a spectacular case. Remember, spots only open if the college has available spaces.

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