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 [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|College Counselor|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|College Counselor, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|College Counselor|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|College Counselor|0 Comments

College Counselor’s Corner: College Application Month

Dear Parents, By presidential proclamation, November is College Application month. Don’t we know it! While seniors were working hard on Regular Decision applications, I was gathering more information for you, sometimes on the campuses themselves. Touring Colleges: The Adventures Continue So where I have been since Wisconsin? New England, of course! Since the last College [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|College Counselor|0 Comments

College Counselor’s Corner: Gap Years, Social Media

Will today’s winds signal changes to the college process? By staying informed, you can be prepared. More About Gap Years In a recent College Counselor’s Corner, I mentioned a New York Times article in which individuals who took gap years looked back on them as life-changing experiences. Since then, I’ve received more questions about gap [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|College Counselor|0 Comments