Want to help kids get into college?

For the last five years, our counselors have been volunteering at College Summit, a program that helps under-resourced students apply and get accepted to college. And one of the things I like best about them is that you don't need any experience with college admissions to volunteer. Each workshop is staffed by experienced college counselors […]

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No more meetings?

Students, how many hours did you spend sitting in meetings last year for your French Club, student body government, yearbook or newspaper staff?  Probably a lot.  But were all those meetings really necessary?  What would happen if your school instituted a "No more meetings" rule for clubs and organizations?  Would your club be mortally wounded?  […]

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The best news about college essays

Great college essays are equal opportunity employers.  They don’t discriminate on the basis of grades and test scores.  The “C” student has the same opportunity to write great essays as the kid who’s had straight “A’s” since birth does.  Everybody has a story to tell.  You just have to find yours and tell it in […]

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For parents: is your student ready for college?

Every year at Collegewise, we work with some “C” students who go on to flourish in college (especially when they’re at the right colleges).  But while there are literally hundreds of schools that will happily admit an average student, that doesn’t mean that every average student is ready for college.   It can be a hard […]

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