Parents and students often wonder whether weighted or unweighted GPA will be submitted as part of the application, and which is given preference by an admissions committee. First, it’s important to note that the use of weighted vs. unweighted GPA is at the discretion of your child’s high school. As such, students do not choose between one or … Continue reading Weighted vs. unweighted GPA
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The moment has finally arrived when you’ve hit the “submit” button on your first application – congratulations! While you’re likely feeling a combination of anxiety, excitement, and relief, your work is far from over. Be sure to follow these steps to ensure that you remain on-track through the rest of the application cycle. Check your … Continue reading What to do after submitting a college application
School is in full swing and for many of you, this marks the beginning of arguably one of the most important years of high school – junior year. But don’t panic! There are many things you can think about to ensure that junior year is a success and you are well-prepared to begin your college … Continue reading College planning for juniors
Most college campuses have a career center with services for current students, and even alumni. Many students roll their eyes when they think of their career center, assuming all they do is review resumes and put on an occasional career fair. In actuality, spending some time at the center and getting to know what they … Continue reading Utilizing your campus career center
If your child is applying to college, there is no doubt a lot of excitement (and other emotions!) in your home. You may be excited for your son or daughter to experience the world on his or her own next year, to learn from a great college or university. Or you may be excited that … Continue reading What is a parent’s role in the college admissions process?