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

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

March is a busy time for high school juniors and their families. Here are our tips to guide juniors into powerful springtime college readiness. This blog is also a powerpoint you are welcome to share with your friends. http://www.slideshare.net/getmetocollege/2015-spring-college-readiness

March Into College Readiness

Senior year of high school should be a time for mastery, exploration, and rigor. Colleges want academically inquisitive, passionate, and talented students. Here are some tips to guide seniors through their course selection for senior year.

Spring Into A Strong Senior Year Schedule

Embrace Additional Writing Requirements. Most selective colleges using the Common Application have individual Member Questions and/or Writing Supplements. View these supplemental essay opportunities as great offerings, as less is not more in the world of the competitive application process. Colleges that have supplemental essays really want to learn more about you– from you. So […]

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