I regularly get questions from families asking “what should my daughter/son do to stand out in the admission process?” While I’d love to give an answer like “75 hours of community service, become captain of a team and vice president of your class,” admissions just doesn’t work like that. Instead, when working with students, I … Continue reading How to stand out on your college applications
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With a growing need for technical skills in the workforce, a degree in computer science can lead to a career across a variety of industries. For students looking for an MS in computer science at a highly competitive program, here are the top five in the U.S. according to the U.S. News & World Report … Continue reading Top computer science graduate programs
Sophomores and juniors in high school have so much to do. You’re reading, writing, problem-solving, creating, collaborating and practicing, all while you’re spending time with friends and family and trying to figure out what you care about most. When you start thinking about applying to college, you may wonder about the role activities play in … Continue reading What are extracurricular activities for?
With sophomore year coming to an end, you might be anxiously awaiting the start of your junior year. This is often the most academically challenging year of high school, and it can be made even more stressful as the college application process draws near. However, by planning ahead, you can feel confident and prepared at … Continue reading College planning for rising juniors
As you approach college graduation, you are probably thinking about what is next on the horizon. A great many students (and you may be one of them) decide that law school is a good idea. If your first thought about becoming a lawyer is that you love true crime TV shows or you enjoy watching … Continue reading Is law school right for me?