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Posted on Nov 13, 2013 - 04:30 PM | College Prep | Comments (0)

There are plenty of organizations and private counselors willing to help you prepare for college. Americans spent $2.5 billion dollars last year on tutors alone. Unfortunately, not all of that money was spent wisely.   So what should you look for when hiring a college prep expert or private guidance counselor?   You want a program that can cover all your needs. Too many programs only cover one or two, like just the SATs, or just financial aid. Look for a complete college prep program:   Academic Preparation   Do they have the tools to meet your educational and p... More
 
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Posted on Oct 01, 2013 - 10:10 AM | Personality Tests | Comments (0)

Personality profiles and surveys have gone as high-tech as the students taking them. Gone are the days of the Rorschach test and flash cards. Not gone are the reasons students still need to take personality tests.   The Purpose of High School Personality Tests   It’s difficult to know what you want to do at a young age, but students should really start focusing on their career interests by 8th or 9th grade. This gives them four years to prepare and implement their career (and college) plans. Personality tests are a great way to let a student’s passions, likes and disl... More
 
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Posted on Sep 25, 2013 - 09:15 AM | Applying to College | Comments (0)

We all know the family that started saving for college when their student was in pre-K. They made sure he took the right AP courses and thought nothing but college, college, college.                                                      And then they found out they forgot a few of the other important steps to getting into the college of... More
 
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Posted on Sep 18, 2013 - 10:25 AM | College Admissions | Comments (1)

In her book I’m Going to College – Not You!, Jennifer Delahunty, dean of admissions at Kenyon College, has a great line about college admissions: “College admissions turns all of us, no matter how smart or experienced, into stumbling idiots.”   That’s because applying to college can be confusing, fast-paced, and stressful. And many people don’t make their best decisions under such duress.   The Stress of College Admissions   Students face many stressful situations when applying to college, including:   · &nbs... More
 
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Posted on Sep 13, 2013 - 05:00 PM | Guidance Counselors | Comments (0)

It’s a common high-school memory, the student getting help from his guidance counselor in picking out classes and reviewing college choices. It’s almost as common a memory as the one where the guidance counselor provides very little help, has too many students to see and is distracted by student disciplinary problems. Unfortunately, that second scenario is becoming all too common. What Students Say About Their Guidance Counselors According to Public Agenda, 48% of high-school students say their guidance counselor saw them as “just another face in the crowd.&rdqu... More
 
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Posted on Aug 29, 2013 - 08:55 AM | Career Prep | Comments (0)

The Department of Defense has a novel idea when it comes to keeping recruits from washing out of boot camp: make sure new soldiers belong there in the first place.   The DoD thinks all students should take in-depth personality tests. Unfortunately, the Pentagon believes only 15% of high schools offer such tests. Personality tests, of course, not only benefit the Army and Navy, but are good for colleges, employers, and students.   Reasons Students Should Take Personality Tests   Narrow Your Career Choices. Personality tests help students decide if college, the workfor... More
 
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