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 […]

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 […]

Athletic Recruiting for College: Part 3 (The Details!)

For those of you following our three-part blog on sports recruiting, (see part 1 and part 2) here is the third and final installment.   Just to recap: using your sport for college admissions will help you get into a better school than you can get into on your own.  Recruiting, though, means that you […]

Athletic Recruiting for College: Part 2

Using your sport to help you get into college may be one of the wisest plays you ever make.  There are many things to know, though, so read on in this second installment on Sports Recruiting from high school to college.   Conduct this like a business; do NOT take it personally. These coaches don’t […]

Athletic Recruiting For College: Part 1

One of the classic mantras when talking with high school students about athletic recruiting for college is: “Use your sport to get a great education.”  Your sport can get you into a school that you maybe wouldn’t have gotten into, so if you’ve devoted lots of time to your sport over the years, now is […]

Why To Get On The Mailing List At Your Target Colleges

The mailing list at any school is something you want to be on. Basically, it means that you give the school your email address and then they send you news and info about their school. What it really means is that they know you are interested and you are then on their radar.  This has […]

What To Do If You’re Waitlisted

Seniors, it’s that time of year where you’re hearing some exciting news and some not-so-exciting news. Plus, some of you will be waitlisted. Here is the scoop. Ok, so waitlisted is WAY better than denied because you can fight to get off of the waitlist.   To Do: 1. Call and ask who is the […]

What Colleges Can I Still Apply To?

If you’re a little late to the game, fear not, all hope is not lost! Over 200 colleges are still accepting applications for first-year students to attend in the Fall of 2014. For your convenience, we’ve listed them all below. There are tons of wonderful late deadline schools on this list, so start your research […]