College Counselor’s Corner: Spring Break Destination

Dear Parents, For my Spring Break destination, I didn’t choose Iceland, though I am envious of those who got to go. Instead, I combined business and pleasure in a whirlwind college adventure, stopping at 19 campuses in DC, Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. When touring, I checked admissions offices for materials (and to see how [...]

2017-04-21T18:57:17+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: Out Like a Lion

Dear Parents, March goes out like a lamb. March Madness ends in March. High school seniors now know their options for college... April Fool! This application cycle again proved that nothing is final, except maybe the Final Four. Final Four Fun Facts Interesting non-sports trivia about the Final Four: South Carolina Gamecocks. This university system [...]

2017-04-03T13:12:23+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|

College Counselor’s Corner: It’s All About Time

Dear Parents, Handling acceptances. Coming up with waitlist strategies. Getting over rejection. It’s all playing out this week for seniors. At the same time, our juniors are getting their feet wet in the process. Not only are they planning college tours, many for spring break, but they’re also learning the ins and outs of essay [...]

2017-04-03T12:34:33+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|

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|