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An A+ Interview with Tina Gregor of College Pursuit

We sat down to chat with Tina Gregor, an experienced College Admission Consultant from College Pursuit. This company, according to Tina, “provides college-bound students and their families with personalized counseling and support throughout the college selection and admission process.” College Pursuit has been instrumental in assisting students throughout the process and celebrating their acceptances to various colleges, such as Drexel, UVA, Georgetown, University of Pennsylvania, and many others.

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Posted in College, College Admissions

Helping Teens Face Their Inner Critic

Contributed by Gail Slogoff

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life. It’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.”

-Robert Kiyosaki

If you’ve ever caught yourself saying mean things to yourself, calling yourself lazy, stupid, or a failure, then you know what it’s like to have an inner critic. We can be incredibly judgmental of ourselves, and we often say things to ourselves that we would never say to a friend.

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Posted in Educational Trends, College, Learning Styles, College Admissions

How Mindfulness Can Help Manage College Application Anxiety

Contributed by Gail Slogoff

For most high school juniors, the year leading up to application deadlines is extremely stressful. On top of keeping up with classes, studying for entrance exams, and visiting colleges, students have the agonizing task of creating “the list” of schools to which they want to apply. For students, this time period can cause an enormous amount of fear, uncertainty, and self-doubt. As parents, we know it can be stressful, but we don’t always know how bad it can be.

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Posted in College, College Admissions

What's Your Major?

What’s your major? It’s one of the most popular questions asked at undergraduate events. All too often, freshmen feel that the answer somehow defines them. Why, I’m pre-med! Or pre-law! Or a business major, economics major, poli sci, music theory, or any of hundreds of possibilities.

Choosing an undergraduate major is important. However, it should be a choice that serves you, not one that limits you. The phrase “nothing is carved in stone” definitely applies here. You should not walk around campus feeling as if someone has stamped your forehead “Sheila Student, psychology major, now and forever.”

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Does A+ offer any help for my child’s college admissions essays?

 

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Posted in College, Frequently Asked Questions, College Admissions

College Advice From A High School Counselor

Courtesy of Here and Now at WBUR in Boston, Massachussetts.

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Posted in College, Frequently Asked Questions, College Admissions

Self Knowledge Leads to College Success

Article contributed by: Gina Zappariello

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Posted in College, Educational Research

Common College Application Terms

Navigating the college application process can be daunting. With so many different schools, majors, and course tracks, it’s important to research your options and plan ahead. While each school is unique, there are some common terms you might come across.

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Questions to Ask During College Tours

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What Harvard Looks for in a Student

Harvard President, Drew Faust, talks to the Wall Street Journal's Deborah Kan about what Harvard is looking for in undergraduate applicants, especially as it applies to students in China and other Asian countries who are interested in coming to Harvard to study.

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Posted in Educational Trends, College, College Admissions

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