Online Summer Opportunities

STEM/Programming Classes UpperLine Coding Classes DataCamp Coursera | Build Skills with Online Courses from Top Institutions Arteem Online Math Classes EdX Khan Academy Research Opportunities [...]

Sending Mid-year Reports

Now is time to put in a request to guidance to send your midyear report. Many schools to which you were accepted Early Decision still require a Midyear Report.  Each high school has a different [...]

What to Do If You’re Deferred

If you were deferred by an ED or EA school, you are now part of the regular applicant pool, and it is important to help yourself stand out, but it is also important to follow the guidelines of [...]

Turning Panic into Calm

“I never got the email,” a parent expressed after an exchange about additional essays.  How could that be?  I knew the email was sent out six weeks ago.  Two months ago, I turned [...]

A Tale Of Two Virtual Interviews

I interviewed two candidates for my alma mater, Brandeis University, on the same day.  I met the first interviewee at the Barnes and Noble.  I waited expectantly, eying each 17-year old [...]

Become an Application Stalker

After you submit your application on the CommonApp, it should look like this. You should receive a student ID from the schools to which you applied or an e-mail confirming your submission.  [...]