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January 24, 2023

What’s the Big Deal About Admission Essays?

A transcript of my Jan. 23 presentation at Life Beyond MISD will be up soon! While you wait, check out a summary of my talk to […]
January 22, 2023
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College Admissions: A Timeline for 9th-12th Grade

Reading time: 13 min.  In January 2023, I spoke with our local PTO about what high school students, regardless of grade, and parents can be doing […]
December 22, 2022
7 Essential Email Management Tips for College Applicants

7 Essential Email Management Tips for College Applicants

Reading time: 6 mins. As a high school student, have you become overwhelmed by the constant influx of emails from colleges? It probably seems like every […]
December 10, 2022
Girl sitting with face in hands during final exam week.

13 Tips for Dealing With Stress During Finals Week

Ready or not, it's that time of year again. Finals season is upon us, and many high school and college students are feeling stressed and anxious.  […]
August 8, 2022
Tips for completing the college application

Tips for Completing the College Application

As we launch into (or continue) college application and essay writing season, I know you may have questions galore about how to fill out the college […]
June 19, 2022
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College Application Advice From Former Admission Officers 

The college admission process is more than a little mysterious. We all know that it happens, but we don't always really know how or why it […]
June 9, 2022
Tips to Brainstorm Admission Essay Topics

10 Steps to Brainstorm Admission Essay Topics: Part 1

There are infinite ways to brainstorm admission essay topics. But each strategy isn’t created equal — what works for one person may not work for another. […]
April 30, 2022
Tips and Strategies for Writing an Effective Persuasive Essay for the TSI Test

Writing the TSI Essay: Strategies for Success

Writing a persuasive essay isn’t difficult, but writing an effective one does require thought and strategy. And when there’s some pressure to write that essay, like […]
April 25, 2022
6 Tips for Navigating College Admissions — From the Class of 2021

Navigating College Admissions: 6 Tips

Amelia Byrd is a first-year advertising student at the University of Miami. She shares what she learned from applying to college and offers 6 pieces of […]
April 25, 2022
Answering Students' Top College Admission Essay Questions

The Admission Essay: Top Questions, Answered

The college admissions process can be overwhelming even under the best of circumstances. Chances are, you’ve got questions about your admission essays. I may not have […]
January 15, 2022
12 Tips From Parents to Ease the College Admissions Process

12 College Admission Tips From Parents

Hindsight may be 20/20 (or is it 2021?), but it isn't all for naught. Others can learn from what we did (or didn’t do). I asked […]
December 13, 2021
How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest for Your College Applications

Steps for Writing a Letter of Continued Interest

Reading time: 8 mins. You worked on your application for months: perfecting your essays, crafting your activities list, and getting stellar letters of recommendation. Then, you […]
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