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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


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 ...