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Jason Robinovitz

Jason Robinovitz

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Teens in Crisis, Desperate Parents, Wilderness Programs, and Therapeutic Schools

Posted on Sep 8, 2019 8:01:00 AM

What are parents to do when they’re tried everything – but nothing’s worked – and they’re at their wit’s end because their children are involved with drugs, alcohol, depression, anxiety, school refusal, defiance, promiscuity, cutting, and/or serious eating disorders, among others?

Topics: Special Needs, Therapeutic Programs, Wilderness Therapy, Podcast

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Topics: Special Needs, Therapeutic Programs, Wilderness Therapy, Podcast

Falling in Love, Emails, and College Admission

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 3:41:32 PM

You’d like your prospective college to be your “friend” as you progress through the admissions process, and, according to Dale Carnegie, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

Topics: College Admission

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Topics: College Admission

ACT Superscoring: Some Surprising Findings by the ACT

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 11:47:00 AM

Colleges have their own ways to view SAT and ACT scores when they’re comparing applicants for admission, and that’s particularly true when applicants have taken those tests more than once.

Topics: ACT, College Admission, superscore

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Topics: ACT, College Admission, superscore

Bright Futures Scholarship Update 2019

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 11:15:51 AM

Florida Senate Bill 190, dealing with higher education, became effective on July 1 of this year and makes several changes to the Bright Futures Scholarship program. Among the most important of them are:

Topics: ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Bright Futures

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Topics: ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Bright Futures

How to Respond to the UF Essay Prompts

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 11:12:41 AM

According to UF admissions, if you’re applying to become a freshman, you must submit a personal essay that allows admissions to get to know who you are. The word count limit is specified in the two application platforms – either the Coalition or Common Application, the latter of which UF is accepting for the first time this year. Here are the essay prompts from which to choose

Topics: College Application, UF, Person Statement

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Topics: College Application, UF, Person Statement

Visiting colleges? Keep Your Sanity and Budget in Check!

Posted on Aug 4, 2019 7:01:00 AM

We counsel our students about the importance of a visit to their prospective colleges. Yes, online admission material is compelling (panoramic website views of stunning campuses, informative virtual tours, and links to social media accounts with engaging content). But nothing truly takes the place of being there, of talking to current students, of sampling a meal at a dining hall or enjoying coffee at the library Starbucks. The task is daunting: in accounting for time, money, and distance, you feel as though you have to be independently wealthy with abundant leisure time. Don’t fret. With some strategic planning, you can make college visits manageable. Plus, if you’re truly unable to schedule a visit, we have some tips at the end of this post to help you plan a stay-at-home college tour – the next best thing.

Topics: College Admission, College Visits

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Topics: College Admission, College Visits

Is the SAT or ACT Essay Required or Recommended?

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 6:01:00 AM

These lists were compiled just before the 2019-2020 school year.
Because colleges can change their admission testing requirements during the school year,
it’s important that you double-check these requirements with each college to which you are applying.

Topics: Test-Prep, ACT Essay, SAT Essay

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Topics: Test-Prep, ACT Essay, SAT Essay

Do I Have to Take a Subject Test? - Score At The Top

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 8:01:00 AM

 

Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

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Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

Should I Take a Subject Test?

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 8:01:00 AM


Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

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Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

Your College Application Personal Statement − Chapter 5: Effective Self-Reflection for Impact − The Closing Paragraph

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 6:01:00 AM

Over and over in our chapters up to this point, we’ve stated explicitly that your personal statement must convey qualities that reveal your character to the admissions reader. It’s not coincidental that the closing sentences of your personal statement essay should also leave the reader with a final burnished image. In the best case, you tie together your narrative with mature reflection. Therein lies the impact of your writing.

Topics: College Admission, Application Essays, Person Statement

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Topics: College Admission, Application Essays, Person Statement

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