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The CollegeMapper phone app is now live! Download your personalized timeline to college! Don’t miss our Free College Counseling Webinar! Join us on Sept. 20, 2020 at 6pm PST. Susanna de Chenonceau, M. Ed, will answer all your questions about #applying to college! All #HighSchool students grades 8-12 are welcome. Before the meeting: download our free, personalized phone app to get Susanna’s step-by-step college admissions timeline for any students in grades […]

88 Volunteer Activities You Can Do from Home

By Susanna de Chenonceau, M.Ed. July 2020 I hope very much that you are all staying safe and keeping your spirits up as we stay home. We will get through this together! Stay strong, team. One of the best ways that you can lift your own spirits is to help others in need. Aside from […]

AP Tests and AP Scores in the Time of Corona

By Susanna de Chenonceau, M.Ed. April 7, 2020 Hello students and parents! I hope that you are all staying safe and well during these unique times. Instead of cancelling or postponing the AP exams this year, the CollegeBoard has reduced the exam length, made them available only online, and postponed them by a week. AP […]

Quiz: Am I a First Gen College Student?

By Susanna de Chenonceau, M.Ed. Answer these simple questions to know if you are a first generation college student or not. I receive many requests on my blog post about this topic, so I decided to create a short quiz to help all of you figure out if you are a first gen. Did you […]

75 Fun Things for Teens to Do at Home During Coronavirus

By Susanna de Chenonceau, M.Ed. April 2, 2020 Hello everyone! Since we’re all at home being safe and helping to flatten the curve, we do need to be creative about ways to fill up your time that would ordinarily be spent outside of the house or with friends. Human beings appreciate structure to our days, […]

Studying Abroad in HS–Things to Consider

If you would like to study aborad during high school, there are several factors to consider: Excellent exchange programs are AFS, NSLY or any state department affiliated programs. Studying abroad means you will not have reliable junior year grades, so freshman, sophomore and Senior grades must accurately reflect those required by your target colleges. Be […]

Colleges Where It’s Tough To Get Your Classes

This is a great question!  I always worry about this with large public universities, in the face of so many budget constraints these days.  One issue that can happen is the lack of getting the first class in a sequence.  You could be shut out for a year if you can’t get into the first of a […]

Tips and Timelines for Applying to Medical School

By Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed and Beth Gottesman, M.D. The world always needs great doctors and so it is very exciting that you are considering this challenging and rewarding profession.  Getting into med school is REALLY tough, so you need to have a clear plan and a lot of discipline.  If this is your dream, then […]

Tips for Applying to MBA Programs

I get this question every so often, so I thought I’d draft up some thoughts of advice for potential MBA applicants!  Here goes: MBA programs want to see work experience and solid test scores, so devote yourself to a prep program like Princeton Review, early, like a year before you want to apply.   Polish […]