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Category: For Parents

Elise Gout

Useful Starting Tips When Packing for College

We’re about one month away from the first wave of “goodbyes.” And chances are, if you or one of your friends is headed to a college with a semester system, you’re beginning to find the packing process just a tiny bit daunting. It’s difficult to still enjoy a healthy immersion into your summer when attempting to figure out what you’ll need for dorm life. Hopefully this list of tips can give you a decent starting point.

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Nadira Berman

Four Things You Never Knew About College Admissions

The college admissions process has become increasingly mysterious over the years. Why are debate champions with 2400s getting rejected? How come some kids get into Harvard, but not into big state schools with higher acceptance rates? What’s the deal?

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Elise Gout

Dealing with Parents During College Apps

Chances are, if you’re approaching senior year, you’ve had a few college-oriented conversations with your parents that feel somewhat like the following:
And if you’re sitting there thinking, “Nope, I can’t relate to that” … just wait. There is something about the application season that can turn even the most easy-going of parents into half-crazed life-gurus.

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Kristin Fracchia

College Application Tips

It’s summer, which means it’s time for beach, pool, sleeping in, vacation, road trips, afternoon movie marathons, summer jobs, and….college applications. If, in about a year from now, you are dreaming of clutching an acceptance letter to your dream school in your triumphant fist, then it’s time to start thinking about your applications (if you […]

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Elise Gout

Top 5 Tips for Talking to NCAA Coaches

Amidst all of the tests, the homework assignments, the figuring out of your future, it can feel particularly daunting to approach NCAA coaches – but it doesn’t have to. Below you will find some key tips (things that I wish I would have understood beforehand) to help smooth out the ups and downs of athletic recruitment as much as possible.

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Elise Gout

Distinguishing Between NCAA Recruitment Periods

One of the absolute worst parts of the recruitment process is merely trying to decipher the NCAA’s policies on when you can and cannot do things.

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Nadira Berman

Why Every Student Should Volunteer Abroad

Back in March, 11 of my classmates and I travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to volunteer at a preschool called Centro Infantil San Pablo. We were excited for the trip, but we didn’t really have a true idea of what was in store for us. The experience ended up being life changing.

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Todd Shively

Sweet Dreams: The Effect of Sleep on Student Learning

You are probably one of the guilty ones. You have piano practice after soccer practice and then you have to drive your brother to swimming while you eat your sandwich in the car and then you finally sit down to study at 9:00 but you realize that you have physics homework that you forgot about […]

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Elise Gout

Finding Free Money

Fact: money does not come from trees. But it can – and frequently does – come from scholarships. And while the last thing you probably want to do, after writing a dozen soul-sucking college essays, is write a dozen more soul-sucking scholarship essays – this is far from the time to give in. There is […]

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Nadira Berman

What High School Students Wish Parents Knew About the SAT and College Admissions

Parents are pretty important to the college application process. They help us with essays, take us on college trips and comfort us after rejections. And we are so thankful! But they can also definitely get on our nerves. If we were being completely honest, here’s what I think most of us would tell them:   […]

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