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Many students are looking for research opportunities and ways to volunteer with researchers, but often don’t know where to look for them. In this article, we outline 15 research volunteer opportunities for high school students. These opportunities are all free, and while some have an application...more
Here at CounselMore we have built the relationships with experts and mentors that will save you the trial and error at your student's expense. There are moments in your practice when you need to lean on someone who knows more than you, to lead and illuminate the path forward....more
The Concord Review is the most prestigious journal for high school students in the social sciences. As William Fitzsimmons, long-time Dean of Admissions at Harvard College, put it “A simple fact that an essay has been published by The Concord Review is something that’s impressive to the...more
Starting this year, Common App will launch its first-ever Student Advisory Committee. The Common App and Campus Pride invite LGBTQ students and allies to apply. This group will provide critical feedback on the college admissions process and the experience of using the Common App. Applicants are...more
Lee Norwood, member of IECA, HECA and NACAC. She has been chosen as a national presenter at the 2022 Philadelphia and Denver industry conferences on topics such as “Pivoting to Meet the Needs of Post-Covid Gen Z” and “Growing Your Practice/Remaining Relevant.”
Should You Stay? Or Should You Go?
Hurry up and wait! It can be sooooooo hard to stay patient after applying early, hearing from other schools on your list, waiting for that special date when your dream school is passing down admissions decisions. and SCREEETCH (scratch the...more
by Eric Endlich, Ph.D. | Jul 31, 2021 | ADHD, College special accommodations, High school students, LD, Parenting, Special needs accommodations in college for LD with Sharon Saline, Psy.D.
Nia had been so excited to go to college. She’d been diagnosed with inattentive ADHD in eighth grade and received accommodations such as extra time on tests, preferential classroom seating and getting copies of teachers’ notes. An executive functioning coach assisted her in using a calendar and...more
It’s a Stinky First Draft!
As college advisors, helping our students create compelling, memorable and differentiated application essays is critical to their success (and ours).
And while a first draft is meant to be rough, it may also lack the substance or direction to take it...more
We have interviewed over 200 first-generation college students and asked them about the academic and social struggles they faced and how they overcame them. Below are some takeaways that we believe will help you guide first-generation college students to success.
One of the most common...more
The next Frances Ford or Sofia Coppola is sitting somewhere right now wishing they had someone who could give them feedback on their Film School portfolio, but until now there were few people to turn to. Tali Nesher of U-College is launching a new service offering portfolio reviews for students...more
So, this year’s admissions results arrived late as expected. However, did you notice how many students ended up on the waiting list in 2021? Even when students applied earlier to improve their chances, many fell in the waitlisted category.
Many of my students and social contacts ask what it takes to become an entrepreneur in higher education. Well, the answer is not that different than becoming an entrepreneur in any other sector.
The basics are the same such as organized business skills, extensive knowledge of the sales...more
Publishing academic research is becoming a common way for the top high school students to distinguish themselves in the admission process. Yet, for many students what publication is and how to approach it is unclear and confusing. This guide’s goal is to provide a starter for any students...more
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