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High school is a transformative period in a student's life. Still, amid the whirlwind of experiences and the pressure to get “good” grades, students often overlook a valuable resource that can significantly enhance their educational journey: their high school teachers. Cultivating close relationships with teachers...

Now that the 2022-2023 college application season is over, let's explore some of the latest admission trends and what they could mean for students applying to college this fall. Application volumes remain high. The Common Application reported a 7.5% increase in applications compared to last year. A...

Parents are often concerned when their child is undecided about what they want to study in college. My response: it’s a good thing! According to a national survey conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), approximately 33% of first-year college students in the United States...

At college information sessions and campus tours, prospective students routinely hear about the research opportunities available to undergraduates, sometimes as early as the first semester of their first year of college. High school students may wonder why colleges emphasize research so much. Here are a...

The college admissions process can feel complex and competitive, but it is also an exciting and important step in a student’s educational journey. Whether students are just starting to research colleges or are in the final stages of applying (i.e., waiting for admissions decisions to...

As high school juniors start to focus in earnest on applying to college, they should keep a few things in mind for the 2023-2024 application cycle. Increased applications Although the Common App has not yet released all of its application information for the 2022-2023 application cycle, through...

Last-minute shoppers—this blog is for you! We surveyed our high school and college students and asked them what they wanted for holiday gifts. The poll may lack validity (the sample size is small), but the suggestions are excellent. Exercise clothes. Popular brands include Lululemon and Alo...

Thanksgiving is next week . . . which means family time and holiday meals. But for high school seniors or first-year college students that can also mean different kinds of stress. Here are some tips about how to handle holiday-related stress for each student group. When...