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College Search: Balancing Aspirations with Self-Esteem

"Let them shine in an easy reach school and not struggle in a far reach one. They are still children building their self-esteem and it is much better to be the head of the mouse than the tail of the lion." - Laura C.

This heartfelt advice from a concerned mom encapsulates a significant aspect of the college search process: finding the right fit for your child, where they can thrive and build their confidence. As parents, we want to see our children succeed, and the path they take to get there can significantly impact their future well-being and development.

Tips on Steering Clear of Cliche College Essay Topics

Have you started writing your college essay yet? College applications open on August 1, some even earlier, and then close in January. We advise students to start writing college admissions essays the summer before senior year so they are ready to submit early in the fall. Plan and give yourself enough time as your college essay is an important part of your college journey. After GPA and test scores, the essay holds significant importance to admissions officers. Many students and parents ask us how to avoid cliché topics in college admissions essays. We will provide you with some tips on how to draft an effective essay.

The Top Five Questions About College Essays

Writing college essays is like wandering through a maze of thoughts for many students. It gets confusing, overwhelming, and ideas start racing like a hundred miles per hour.  Read this blog post to see our top five most commonly asked questions we get from students when they are writing their college essays.
After test scores and GPA, the essay is the most critical element to admissions and scholarships!

Protecting Your College-Bound Child

As your child prepares to leave for college, ensuring their safety and well-being becomes a top priority. Bud did you know that once your child turns 18, you may no longer have legal authority to make critical decisions on their behalf in case of an emergency. That's where Young Adult Power of Attorney comes into play.

Are Colleges Interested in Your Social Media?

The answer is yes! This is why keeping track of and maintaining your digital footprint is more important than ever. ⁠

Ready to Conquer the College Admissions Game?

Are you ready to embark on the exciting journey of college applications? As a high school student with dreams of higher education and a parent supporting them every step of the way, it's essential to approach this process strategically. With the right guidance and mindset, you can stand out from the crowd and shine throughout the application process.