New admissions program enables students to create ‘digital lockers’

Republished with permission from the Los Altos Town Crier. Originally appeared in the October 14, 2015 edition. – Article Link __________________________________________________________________ Hey, Common Application, move over. You are no longer the only game in town for a one-stop college application system. While the Universal College App has been around for a while, the newly introduced Coalition … Read moreNew admissions program enables students to create ‘digital lockers’

Is Early Decision the right choice for your student?

Republished with permission from the Los Altos Town Crier. Originally appeared in the August 5, 2015 edition. – Article Link ___________________________________________________________________ As students apply to an ever-increasing list of schools, colleges are challenged to predict accurately whether a given student will actually attend. One way to ensure student enrollment is to create a contract between the … Read moreIs Early Decision the right choice for your student?

You’re Not Really Done Until the Paperwork’s Done – Important Legal Documents to Consider

25I’ve invited a guest writer to address some important legal issues you should take care of before leaving for college: Responsibility is a loaded word, especially for young adults entering college.  “You need to be responsible for this… and for that… and for something else” is all you hear from parents, teachers, and counselors; and … Read moreYou’re Not Really Done Until the Paperwork’s Done – Important Legal Documents to Consider

Everything You Wanted To Know About Preparing for the College Campus Tour

As you pack for your college campus tours, don’t forget to pack your tour preparations as well. Read on for hints to make the most of your trip:   Before you go: Look up and write down the name of the admissions rep for your regional area. This is the person who is probably the first … Read moreEverything You Wanted To Know About Preparing for the College Campus Tour

Beyond Berkeley: Expanding options

Republished with permission from the Los Altos Town Crier. Originally appeared in the October 14, 2015 edition. – Article Link ___________________________________________________________________ As application season heats up for the Class of 2015, families face the reality that the best way to get into a top UC is to come from outside of California. The admissions news heightens anxiety … Read moreBeyond Berkeley: Expanding options

UC Admissions Results Just Around The Corner

The UC system has just announced their admissions announcement dates by school: Freshman Transfer Berkeley 3/27 4/25 Davis 3/14 4/18 Irvine 3/17-3/21 4/18 Los Angeles 3/21 (early evening) Late April Merced 3/6 rolling 3/18 rolling Riverside 1/14 rolling 3/1 rolling San Diego 3/15 4/18 Santa Barbara 3/17 3/17 rolling Santa Cruz 3/15 3/17 rolling   … Read moreUC Admissions Results Just Around The Corner

USN&WR Revises Rankings for 2014

USN&WR is playing round robin with rankings. They are shrewd enough to recognize consumer behavior in weighting the ranking factors and ensuring countless nervous families continue to use their rankings in compiling a prospective college list. An example of their detailed tracking: once it got out that USN&WR includes the number of top 10% students … Read moreUSN&WR Revises Rankings for 2014

Common App – Still Under Construction! Watch out for Falling Bits

It is coming up on time for submitting your first Common App school. Unfortunately, the Common App organization over promised and under delivered on CA4 application functionality. Because of the new system kinks and problems, it is strongly recommended you submit a minimum 1-week before the deadline. However, in spite of the system errors, it … Read moreCommon App – Still Under Construction! Watch out for Falling Bits