April 28, 2018

I'm just another voice of reason as you make your final decision. I'm speaking only from my experience and the things I've seen these last 17 years. Some of this you may already know but I'm sharing it anyway as I do with all my students.

CHOOSING A COLLEGE/MAJOR:

I reco...

April 27, 2018

A colleague of mine recently shared this with me and I found it quite refreshing…..After a student submits their application to Western Washington University, the university responds with great advice to parents and their students as they await a decision. I think this...

April 17, 2018

While I work with students from across the country, my home is in Macomb, Illinois. It is also the home of Western Illinois University. So, naturally I follow social media and community discussion boards to keep up with what’s going on around campus. I couldn’t help bu...

February 28, 2018

I have received several calls and text messages from students (and parents) these past few weeks. As we wait for the final decision letters from colleges to come out late March/early April, anxiety levels are rising. Some of the things I’m hearing are:

“I can’t keep wai...

February 2, 2018

February is a common time for high school students to choose classes for the following school year. I am often asked what classes I recommend for students preparing for college. The short answer is it depends on the student and the high school course options. I have of...

January 2, 2018

I have conversation with students every year as they narrow down their college options. Many students consider attending a junior college or community college to help save on tuition or to help them “try out” a few college courses first to see what really interests the...

October 2, 2017

In 2001 I joined the wonderful world of college consulting when applications were done by paper and pen and I hosted envelope writing parties. Fast forward a few years into 2005 when I started College Bound Associates, LLC, applications were changing, technology was (a...

July 2, 2017

When I start working with my rising seniors on their college essays in mid-summer, I encourage them to think OUTSIDE THE BOX. Sometimes my students don’t quite understand what I mean by this advice. So here are a few other tips to clarify:

Remember there are thousands o...

March 2, 2017

The month of May seems to spring up on us so quickly, with the Easter holiday, spring break, the school year coming to a close and, of course, high school graduations. I am often asked what makes a good graduation gift. With technology gadgets and apps available on cel...

October 2, 2016

It was 2001 when I joined the wonderful world of college consulting. Applications were done by paper and pen and I hosted envelope-writing parties. Fast forward a few years into 2005 when I started College Bound Associates, LLC. This month marks 10 years! I’m celebrati...

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