9th Graders

  • Give yourself permission to ease into high school.  

  • Get to know your teachers and try to review your daily class notes from each academic subject a few minutes every day. 

  • Sign up for as many clubs th...

I'm not an insurance/money expert but I found some of these tips helpful before we sent our daughter off to college.

Insurance and other matters to consider before sending a child away to college:

  • HIPAA Authorization: allows you...

Student stress has increased over my 25 years of college counseling, and I believe colleges play a role in this. I know colleges aren't intentionally doing this to students, but it's happening.

Click HERE to read the full piece in N...

As we look for ways to improve the college admission process in the wake of the recent scandals, an important place to start is in our high schools. In my professional career of 26 years, I have served as a high school guidance cou...

As seniors are working on their college applications and visiting colleges, parents often ask me what they can do to reduce the stress associated with the college application process. One of my favorite strategies is to set aside o...

9th Graders

  • Ease into high school. Slow and steady.

  • Get to know your teachers and try to review your daily class notes from each academic subject a few minutes every day. 

  • Sign up for as many clubs that interest you. D...

Spring Break is a great time to visit colleges and catch up on school work and test prep​. ​The best thing you can do for yourself is to do well in school and finish Junior year as strong as possible​. 

But, IF you find yourself sit...

Many students are learning that they have been placed on a waitlist. It is possible to be admitted from a waitlist, but it takes some extra work and some luck. 

Here's how to handle being placed on a waitlist (WL):

  • Go online and...

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14 has sparked a national outcry for action to be taken on gun control. High school students across the country are participating in protest...

If you applied to one or more colleges under Early Action and/or Early Decision admission plans, you are likely anxiously waiting for a decision. You may learn that your application has neither been accepted nor rejected, but defer...

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With more than 25 years of experience working with hundreds of high school students, Jill possesses a wealth of knowledge about the college admissions process, and believes the process should be exciting. Jill helps by working closely with each student on college selection, creating a vibrant and authentic resume, planning meaningful and appropriate summer activities, creating personalized testing strategies, brainstorming essay ideas and techniques, building interview skills, reviewing scholarship opportunities and more. Most importantly, Jill eases the stress and helps students feel confident about the college planning and selection process.

 

Schedule a time to ask Jill your questions or hire her to speak to a group in your community. Working with Jill will provide you a greater understanding of the college application process and, more importantly, a feeling of confidence rather than confusion.

 

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