Advice for Juniors

Advice for Juniors

Here’s the bad news for current juniors: it is not the best time to start thinking about extracurricular activities. One of the main things that colleges look for in a student is consistency and commitment. A sudden passion developed late junior year, say, for the...
The SAT versus the ACT

The SAT versus the ACT

Previous sections focused on the SAT, the most commonly recognized and widely used standardized college entrance exam. However, there is a second standardized college entrance exam: the ACT. In this section, I’ll explore the differences between the SAT and the ACT and...
Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

Students tend to identify themselves as good at one of two academic categories: math/science or humanities. They think of themselves as either a “math person” or an “English person,” and parents often help foster such thinking, considering the two studies distinct and...
Your College Major Versus Your Vocation/Career

Your College Major Versus Your Vocation/Career

As a college counselor, I always ensure that I gather pertinent information about a student (and family’s) college goals before making recommendations. Some of that information includes: High school transcript Testing profile (standardized tests and scores) Resume of...