June 12, 2023
What time of the year should I take my senior photos?

What Time of the Year Should I Take My Senior Photos?

While a big part of senior year is applying to colleges, some other important milestones happen senior year, too. One of them is the senior photoshoot. […]
May 15, 2023
Blog post: Reframing Post-Graduation Success for Kids Who Struggled in School: 5 Fresh Ideas

Reframing Post-Graduation Success for Kids Who Struggled in School: 5 Fresh Ideas

By guest blogger Scotti Weintraub, founder of Reframe Parenting If your child has struggled in school and you’re nearing high school graduation (or feel it coming […]
April 22, 2023
Blog: Start today: 12 volunteer opportunities for teens

Start Today: 12 Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Reading time: 6 min.  As a high school student, you should always be looking for ways to get involved in your local community and the world […]
March 13, 2023
Students talking with a college admission tour guide

Demystifying Demonstrated Interest for College Admissions: What It Is and Why It Matters

Reading time: 8 min. Are you currently in the throes of the college application process and feeling a bit overwhelmed? (Or maybe you’re getting ready to […]
March 8, 2023
Julia Byrd: Essay Coach -- Fast, easy, and free ways to proofread your essay

Fast, Easy, and Free Ways to Proofread Your Essay

Reading time: 5 min. After you’ve put so much work into writing your essay, the last thing you want to do is submit it without first […]
February 27, 2023
Blog: Your guide to success: Writing a powerful statement of purpose

Your Guide to Success: Writing a Powerful Statement of Purpose

Reading time: 13 min. Whether you’re thinking about transferring schools or applying to graduate school, the statement of purpose will likely play an important role in […]
February 12, 2023
Long metal playground slide with the text: Avoid the senior slide. 8 ways to finish your year strong.

Avoid the Senior Slide: 8 Ways to Finish Your Year Strong

Reading time: 7 mins. It’s the second semester of your senior year, and the risk of the senior slide (also known as the “senior slump” or […]
January 24, 2023

What’s the Big Deal About Admission Essays?

A transcript of my presentation at Life Beyond MISD will be up soon! Everything You Wanted to Know About the College Admission Essay (in About 20 […]
January 22, 2023
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College Admissions: A Timeline for 9th-12th Grade

In February 2024, I spoke with a local PTO about what high school students, regardless of grade, and parents can be doing to prepare for (and […]
December 22, 2022
7 Essential Email Management Tips for College Applicants

7 Essential Email Management Tips for College Applicants

Reading time: 6 mins.Updated: Jan. 30, 2024 As a high school student, have you become overwhelmed by the constant influx of emails from colleges? It probably […]
December 10, 2022
13 Tips for Dealing With Stress During Finals 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 […]
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