January News for Friends and Family

The 2007 Collegewise Holiday Party We don’t need much to have a good time at Collegewise.  Just good friends, good food, and of course, Snoop Dogg* (doesn’t everybody need a little more Snoop in their lives). The Collegewise 2007 Holiday Party at The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip was a rousing success.   A […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions Colleges Want You to Make

Lose weight?  Stop biting your nails?  Quit selling your little brother’s possessions on Ebay?  Sure, you can make those resolutions (and your little brother will probably thank you).  But they won’t help you get into college.  Here are five resolutions that colleges would love to see all future applicants make.  1.  Learn what you love. […]

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You, too, can be a crazy fan!

We all know that Duke has some wonderfully crazy basketball fans.  There just aren’t many places where students will camp out in tents (in the cold) to get tickets.  But as hard as it is for a Duke student to get a ticket to a Blue Devil basketball game, it’s even harder for a high […]

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New Year’s Resolution #1

I visited In-N-Out Burger not once, but twice during the recent Collegewise holiday.  And I was struck by two things.  First, their grilled cheese is just delicious.  Second, every single employee at every In-N-Out Burger that I have ever visited seems so happy to be working there.   I don’t know if it’s the type of […]

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December News for Friends and Family

College Tours The Irvine counseling quartet of Jennifer, Margot, Allison and Kyle recently returned from a tour of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Santa Barbara and UWT (the University of Wine Tasting, which was their favorite of the three, by the way). UCSB alumn Kyle proved to be an adept tour guide for her […]

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Nice Kids Finish First

Good things happen to nice kids.  During application season, the Collegewise counselors are a little bit like the legend of Santa Claus.  We know which kids have been naughty and which have been nice.  We notice the seniors who were on time for all of their appointments, who always returned our phone calls, and who […]

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November News for Friends and Family

The New-and-Improved Collegewise Los Angeles is Open for Business In spite of a lack of significant photographic evidence to substantiate this claim, we really do have a new office space in Los Angeles. It’s big and beautiful with windows and offices and we can’t wait to show it off on our blog and in person. […]

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Inside the Admissions Office

Arun Ponnusamy, director of our Los Angeles office, is riding high these days. His beloved Ohio State Buckeye football team is ranked #1—he hasn’t missed a game on his flat screen all season. When she’s not in the office next to Arun, Collegewise Counselor Jessica Schattgen is planning her wedding. This means she can recite […]

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