This is the time of year when juniors tend to kick off the college process. During their first meeting with their Apply Right counselor, we ask them, “have you thought about where you’d like to attend college?”  We ask about the size of the school they would prefer, what they’d like to study, etc.  And…

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It will be here before you know it; you will be handed a booklet, or given a website to view, and told to pick your courses for next year.  This can cause the common “deer in the headlights” look. How do you even begin? In this blog, we will give step-by-step directions for how to make…

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As we mentioned in this previous blog, winter and spring of junior year is the optimal time to visit colleges.  And, you can click on the “tours and visits” blog category on our blog’s main page for more advice about how to make the most of your visits and why they are important.   During your…

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Unfortunately, this happens quite a bit: we’ll have our first meeting with student and then they say the words we dislike hearing, “I wish I had known that…” We wish the college process wasn’t confusing or difficult, but the truth is, it can be. Here are some of the most common scenarios, by school year, in…

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It’s no surprise that taking a year off between high school and college is a growing trend in America.  The rising number of gap year programs and increase in information about taking a gap year are leading parents to ask the question, “Could a gap year program be right for my son or daughter?”  The…

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While the majority of the college admission world is focused on seniors right now, and understandably so, we don’t want juniors to feel that we forgot about them.  There are important items on their to-do list right now as well. Below are 5 things juniors can be doing now to get a head start on…

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