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The Impact of Covid-19 on Summer Plans for College and High School Students

Quarantine and social distancing have drastically changed many students’ summer plans. The inability to meet in-person for coursework, internships, travel, camp, or work may leave you asking yourself, “What do I do now?” We hope this blog will give you some worthwhile ideas for how to create meaningful experiences this ...

The Role of Your Counselor Recommendation

Most colleges request a letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor. This letter serves a unique function in the college admissions process. The counselor is expected to describe your high school environment, place you within the context of your peers, and discuss your unique attributes. “Many college and ...

What is a High School Profile and What Role Does it Play in College Admissions?

College admissions staff always view your transcript within the context of your high school. Colleges recognize that schools vary greatly. As Northwestern states, “Every secondary school is different in its level of competitiveness and in the range of courses offered. These factors are also considered when admission decisions are rendered." ...

Making the Most of Your Summer Break

Spring is fast approaching…which means it’s time to think ahead to summer!  For high school students, summer represents a break from an intense academic schedule, and the opportunity to pursue your own interests. You have an array of options—whether it’s immersing yourself in the culture of another country, taking courses ...

National Essay Contests

If you’re a high school student who enjoys writing, there are plenty of national essay contests you can participate in – many of which include large rewards for the winners and finalists! Awards range from monetary scholarships, cash amounts, all-expenses paid trips, and even donations to school libraries. For example, ...

Making the Most of Your Summer Break

  Spring is fast approaching…which means it’s time to think ahead to summer!  For high school students, summer represents a break from an intense academic schedule, and the opportunity to engage in a new world. You have an array of options –whether it’s immersing yourself in the culture of another ...

Career Corner: From Races to Road Runners, Turning a Passion for Running into a Job

 When Nick Synan started running on the track team in 7th grade, he remembers, “I never really wanted to run, but I did it because my friends did it.” At the time, Nick says, he was much more interested in playing football. In the spring of 7th grade, his choices ...