College Counselor’s Corner: We’re Getting Close

Dear Parents, We’re getting close. Within two weeks, certainly by the time March Madness concludes, seniors will have received the bulk of their admissions decisions. Juniors who took the March 11 SAT will soon find out their test scores, while others await the April 8 ACT. Here are some other noteworthy developments on the college [...]

2017-03-17T11:07:08+00:00 March 17th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Spring Ahead

Last week, we wondered if March would go out like a lamb, rewarding our fine applicants with offers of admission. Since then, we've been getting reacquainted with winter and the many issues associated with the college process. As you prepare to spring ahead this weekend, here are some noteworthy items. Answering the Dreaded Question Continuing [...]

2017-03-10T12:52:49+00:00 March 10th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: On the March

Dear Parents, Sure enough, March is coming in like a lion. But for college applicants awaiting their decisions, will it go out like a lamb? Many colleges aren’t announcing admissions decisions until the very end of the month—some even later. So here are some things parents and students can do in March. Learn How to [...]

2017-03-09T14:06:45+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Showcasing Performance

Dear Parents, Just as we can’t control who wins Academy Awards, we can’t control college acceptances (although we’d really like to). But we can encourage our students to do their best, providing them with our support and counsel. At The Hudson School, our head Paul Perkinson often says, “Work hard. Be kind.” I recount this [...]

2017-03-02T16:50:55+00:00 February 24th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Love or Not

Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, here's a look at things to love about the college process, as well as some things no longer loved. Show Love When Applying to Colleges? The phenomenon is called demonstrated interest: going to campus, leaving a name at admissions, sending emails to admissions readers, going to college fairs, and taking [...]

2017-03-02T18:19:55+00:00 February 13th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Winning

Next weekend, the Falcons and Patriots will compete in Super Bowl LI. As each team knows, getting Super Bowl experience is nothing compared with winning the whole prize. But as your student will likely find out, we come to value the small wins over time, and that includes finding out ways to navigate the college [...]

2017-03-02T17:40:39+00:00 January 27th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Colleges From Coast to Coast

From coast to coast, there’s action on the college front. Here's what's going on: Go West, College Counselors! Stanford in the morning light No trip to the West Coast would be complete without checking out some colleges, right? So in the early morning chill on Monday, I journeyed to Stanford, where I walked [...]

2017-03-02T17:47:24+00:00 January 20th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Q&A, College Night

It’s mid January, and students here at Hudson are immersing themselves in their coursework and activities. I continue to welcome juniors to discuss their goals for college.The second semester will be here in no time at all, and these students need to leave junior year with a working list of colleges and an essay draft [...]

2017-03-02T17:53:40+00:00 January 13th, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Early Decision, Scores for Scholarships, Hudson College Night

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed time with your families that did not include any discussion about the college process. Those of us involved in college counseling traveled a bumpy road this holiday break. Some students had to put off their college-related tasks, while others were forced to activate back-up plans after deferrals [...]

2017-01-06T12:31:10+00:00 January 6th, 2017|