Julie’s College Advice

For most high school students, this week marks “1 month left” until school begins again. If you’re heading into your senior year and you haven’t given much thought or attention to the college application process, there is still time to get on top of all that is ahead.

Two things that won’t help you?  Beating yourself up over what you haven’t done, and panicking over everything you have to do.  Set aside a small block of time each day and focus on these five areas and you’ll feel great rolling into your senior year.   We’ll cover one in-depth each week. Let’s go – you got this!

Please, just stop.

Please, just stop.

Well it’s that time of the year again when acceptance letters and financial aid offers have landed and the plans for attending college are now becoming very real.  I have a love-hate relationship with this moment in the college process. It brings such joy to see a...

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

Lately, I’ve had a lot of questions about taking a gap year. Maybe it’s because students are just burned out after extended on-line learning, or is it a result of financial and other stressors of the pandemic? One questioner wondered if she would be  getting the whole...

A nice and easy prescription for ending stress.

A nice and easy prescription for ending stress.

This has been a tough school year. COVID continues to mess up traditions and experiences we are used to. Add in the stresses of navigating the college process, keeping your gpa up and all of the other things you’re juggling and you are probably feeling a little...

If I Had a Dollar

If I Had a Dollar

for every time I got this question, “what book should I buy to help me get into college?” For the record, I don’t know exactly what I’d do with that kind of money but it would be a lot! There are literally hundreds of titles that cover high school success and college...

What’s your passion?

What’s your passion?

It is the month of love after all, so let’s talk about finding your passion.  First – everything you do in high school isn’t for the sake of an acceptance letter.  Sure, there are classes you have to take to be admissible and competitive but within that small number...

The Fair is Still On!

The Fair is Still On!

It looks like COVID 19 is going to disrupt the winter/spring college fair season this year but not to worry, there are still plenty of virtual fairs to take advantage of.  Like almost everything in life, the key to getting something out of an online fair is to decide...

The Fun Stuff

The Fun Stuff

Extra curriculars are an important part of high school for lots of reasons; making friends, learning new things, and of course, building your college application.  A question I get quite often is how many clubs or activities should students get involved in? Is more...

Can you ditch the tests?

Can you ditch the tests?

Getting ready for College during the pandemic has presented a lot of challenges and uncertainties for students going through the admission process so today I’m going to jump right in and answer two questions that I’m hearing from a lot of seniors:  One:  Does “test...

Just some thoughts.

Just some thoughts.

I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the events that took place at the capitol last week and join  leaders from across the country condemning the actions of the individuals who carried out the violent insurrection last Wednesday.   These are challenging times and...