When the talk turns towards college

I posted a reminder for parents earlier this month that there are far more fascinating conversations to be had with your teens than those that revolve around college admissions topics. And I still maintain that you have a far more important job than that of college application general manager in your house. But there are […]

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Free webinar: Visual and Performing Arts 101

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For students who are interested in studying visual and performing arts, Collegewise is offering the following free 90-minute webinar: Visual and Performing Arts 101: An Inside Look at the Admissions Process December 6th, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PST Cost: Free Presenter: Kavin Buck, Visual and Performing Arts College Counseling Specialist, Collegewise Click here to register. Topics covered […]

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A seventh grader can do it

This post showed up on a local parent listserv last week (I inserted the “xxxx” portions to protect the poster’s identity). Hi, my name is xxxx and I’m a 7th grader at xxxx. I take advanced math and love it. If you are looking for an affordable math tutor with a great attitude about math […]

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Five questions for your college interviewer

Students often wonder what questions they should ask their college interviewers. It’s a good instinct to think about this ahead of time. If you’re genuinely interested in the college, it stands to reason you’d have a question or two of your own. And the best questions are those that are genuine, that come from a […]

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Time, budget, and scope

When you’re working on a project and it becomes clear you’re going to miss your deadline, you can change the time, the budget, or the scope. Changing the time means adding more of it by extending the deadline. Changing the budget means spending more—money, energy, resources, etc. But changing the scope actually means doing less. […]

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If you were in the room

I’d love to see high school students spending less time preparing for standardized tests and more time trying to solve interesting problems. Here’s one. You’re in charge of the homecoming committee and you’ve just learned that hackers have stolen the names, email addresses, and credit card information of 160 families who used the website you […]

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From today to tomorrow

College planning demands that you think about the future. What kind of college do you want to go to? What do you want to study? What do you want to do after college? It’s healthy to thoughtfully consider questions about your future. But if you feel overwhelmed, unsure, or just plain tired of trying to […]

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Let today happen

Parents, while your kids are still in the house, you don’t have to wonder if you’ll all be sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner together. Whether you’re at your home table or visiting far-flung family members, your kids are along for the Thanksgiving ride. Today is a good day to remember that it won’t always be that […]

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Bad luck, not a bad sign

The first step to having a great college interview? Relax. Most college interviews that are part of the admissions process are conducted with someone who has exactly two qualifications: (1) They graduated from that college, and (2) they volunteered. And that’s not the same as someone who will ultimately be in the room casting a […]

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