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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 […]

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 […]

What You Need to Know About Class Rank

Things to know about class rank!  Most high school students don’t know much about class rank, and in my opinion, most of you don’t exactly need to worry about it.  It becomes really important for a handful of students in each school–the top 10%, to be precise.  But it is interesting, and an oft’ discussed […]