Tag: counselors

Changing School Cell Phone Policies Now

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Coproducer, "Screenagers"

Students are more distracted than ever by their phones. If you're worried about cell phones in class affecting your students, here's a policy that can help. read more

5 Ways to Help Your Students Improve Their Writing

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Cofounder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

Have your seniors' college essays seemed a little lackluster lately? Here are five ways that counselors can help students improve their writing skills for college essays. read more

Should You Hire a College Consultant for Your Student?

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Cofounder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

If the recent admission scandal has you questioning college counselors, you're not alone. Read on for the facts about real college counselors and what to look out for. read more

Good Writing About Bad Things: Irony and College Essays

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

It's funny how college essay prompts that ask about bad experiences--from struggle and pain to perseverance and identity--often make for really good reading for admission counselors! read more

How Counselors Can Help Students Handle Their Deferred-to-Waitlist Agony

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Co-Founder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

Being put on a college waitlist after being deferred is a double whammy of indecision, and it can be crushing to the applicant. Unfortunately many counselors may be working with a deferred-to-waitlisted student right now. If you are, here's the best plan of action for you both. read more

The Rapidly Transforming Face of College Admission: Even More Early Options

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Co-Founder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

The college admission process has rapidly transformed into an "early game," and many counselors are poised to adapt to the inevitable changes expected to be introduced this coming year. Learn more about them here. read more

"Augmented Reality" on Campus

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Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, YouVisit

"Virtual reality" is old news. Colleges are now using "augmented reality." And it's pretty awesome. read more

You and Your Transfer Counselors

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Associate Director of Admissions, Transfer Coordinator, Springfield College

Worried about the transfer process? Don't be. You've had someone in your corner all along: your transfer counselor. read more

"The Better College Essay": Sneak Peek of a New Resource for Mentors

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Volumes have been written about the "best" college essay, but the "better" college essay is one that will help a student truly stand out in the admission process. Read on for an excerpt from "The Better College Essay" by Elizabeth A. Stone, Ph.D. read more

Essential Advice for Hiring an Independent College Advisor

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President and CEO, International College Counselor; Author

With high school counselors facing heavy caseloads, many families have turned to private college counselors. Here are some important considerations families should keep in mind before hiring one. read more