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2017 September College Readiness Tips Welcome back to school. Now more than ever, we need to help counselors and schools prepare our students for college. Join our group of counselors, high school teachers, and others committed to college access with these 10 September College Readiness tips. 1.     Encourage under-represented high […]

2017 September College Readiness Tips


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


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




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)


Last night, I presented to a full house of students and families at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles on “Choosing the Right College Fit.” Many families need to start early with developing good college lists so that their students can have many college options. There are hundreds of great […]

Choosing the Right College Fit