“Unfiltered” Advice for Parents and Students

A writer with the Washington Post asked me and other college admission pros what we wish we “could say to parents and students about education, parenting, life and college but cannot, either because [we] want to keep [our] jobs or [we] think parents/kids are not ready to hear it.” We were assured our responses would … Continue reading “Unfiltered” Advice for Parents and Students

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Spring Break Ideas for Juniors and Sophomores

Dear Juniors and Sophomores (and your parents): Spring break is almost here. Of course it’s important to rest and recharge our batteries during break, but for juniors and sophomores, it’s also a great time to get some work done on the college search. In addition to resting and recharging, here are two more ideas for … Continue reading Spring Break Ideas for Juniors and Sophomores

Get in the Game: Tips for Student-Athletes and Their Families (A new resource from NACAC)

From registering with eligibility centers to signing a letter, of intent the college applications is different for student-athletes.  This brochure  from the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) breaks down the process into 10 steps to help you identify a college where you can pursue both your athletic and academic interests. Download a free … Continue reading Get in the Game: Tips for Student-Athletes and Their Families (A new resource from NACAC)

Applying to U.S. Colleges and Universities: International Student FAQ

Read in  中文 or  한국어 Am I considered an International applicant?  It depends who you ask! Typically, international students are defined as "non-immigrant" visitors who come to the U.S. temporarily to take classes. A non-immigrant is someone who: Intends to stay in the U.S. temporarily Does not have U.S citizenship or legal Permanent Resident status (a … Continue reading Applying to U.S. Colleges and Universities: International Student FAQ

Northwood School Senior College Checklist: October Edition

Complete the items on your task list that you haven't completed yet. Attend some of the many sessions with college admissions representatives who visit campus. See a list here. Register for the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (financial aid form required by some colleges) (https://profileonline.collegeboard.com). Get started on the FAFSA. Read up on Financial Aid. Meet with your … Continue reading Northwood School Senior College Checklist: October Edition