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For any college student thinking about transferring, follow these tips to organize your process. It takes patience to make sure you submit each required part of a transfer application. You need to be organized and task-oriented, so make a requirement checklist (deadlines, transcripts, test scores, recommendations, essays, advisor forms, etc). […]

January Transfer 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




Many parents and counselors think students can just visit colleges after they get accepted. That is true for many large public universities as they don't track demonstrated interest. However, campus visits are important to help students visualize their future options. They need an opportunity to connect with college campuses, and springtime college visits will help them decide on their ultimate college lists as well as how to shape their upcoming year. Many college track the visits, and these visits are a great beginning as students may make key contacts. Moreover, this process helps families experience college together. If families can’t go, students can send pictures and notes back home. Please support this vital component of the college application process.

Spring Into Powerful College Visits


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 […]

Show Up In Your Essays: Ten Tips for Completing Freshman ...