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Counselors find resources to help their students achieve college success

Technology in the Classroom: How to Help without Hindering By Dixie Somers

Modern students are often inundated with electronic distractions. They also have access to more information and more processing power than any previous generation. What can educators do to manage valuable technological resources like iPads and online programs without letting it get in the way of real learning?

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Prepare Now: 3 Tips For an Early Start on College Prep By Emma Sturgis

Middle school marks many milestones for students, including first school dances, first battles with acne and many other rites of passage. It’s also the time when you should start preparing your child for college. Although it may seem early, college preparation is a multifaceted process that takes several years to complete. Starting early allows your student to satisfy admission requirements easily so they can enjoy their senior year without worry.

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Why the Early Decision Process is Not Always a Bed of Roses By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

You hear about it every spring. Colleges and universities across the U.S. are becoming increasingly difficult to impress, with acceptance rates falling dramatically year after year. 2017 was no different, with schools like Duke University accepting a record-low of 7.3% of regular decision applicants. You may be asking what Duke means when they say “regular decision”. What separates this group from the entire applicant pool?

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It’s more than a game: Dos and don’ts of extracurricular activities

learning-stationery----vector_23-2147491042It’s no secret that participating in extracurricular activities helps students to strengthen their college applications, but what’s the best way to do so? Here’s a quick list of dos and don’ts for your students as they begin thinking about how best to spend their free time during this school year. Continue reading

Supporting LGBTQ students

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As a high school counselor, you want to help every student find the best college match, but what information would be most helpful for LGBTQ students? How can you help them find a safe, welcoming environment where they will thrive? And how do you know which students need this guidance, when some may not come forward to ask? We were pleased to speak with Admissions Outreach Coordinator Richard Daily at Soka University of America, who shared advice on supporting LGBTQ students.

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Inspiring the next STEM leaders

Recent grads with a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-related degree can earn twice as much as their fellow students, according to a recent Payscale report, so why is it so tough to get students interested in pursuing STEM fields? Wellesley High School is looking at that very issue. Today, I had the pleasure of talking with the school district’s director of curriculum and instruction Dr. Dean Blase, who led an in-depth study into STEM project-based learning.

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If you’re like most of us, you find the college admissions process pretty exciting – and overwhelming. We’re here to share advice from education experts to help make the process easier.

Whether you’re a student trying to find the best college match, a parent helping your child navigate the admissions process, or a high school counselor looking for college readiness tips, we’re here to help. We also regularly post articles designed to help universities support their prospective students throughout the enrollment process.

Have a question? Don’t hesitate to post a comment in our blog and we’d be glad to get right back to you.