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I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holidays. Take advantage of this time to finish up your college applications, apply for financial aid and scholarships, and finish up your fall semester strong. Here are our ten tips to guide you through the holidays.

2016 Thanksgiving College Readiness Tips



In a brave new move, UC Berkeley is asking some applicants for two recommendations from freshman applicants to the class of 2020. These recommendations are optional. One must be from a teacher; the other from someone else who knows certain key qualities about the applicant. There are pros and cons to […]

UC Berkeley To Accept Two Recommendations (For Freshman Applicants)



If you’re reading this article, you are most likely one of the tens of thousands of seniors placed on college waitlists, the new strategy for enrollment management. If you really want to go to a college that waitlisted you, do not wait to follow as many of these 10 tips as possible.

Don’t Wait To Get Off A College Waitlist


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 ...


Happy November. We still have so much to do to help our seniors with their college application process. Here are 10 tips to hep you manage this month without losing too much sleep.

2014 November College Readiness Tips For Teachers and Counselors