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The College Search and Covid-19

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 1:00:00 AM
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March and April are typically busy months in the college search for high-school juniors getting started and high school seniors making final decisions. The Coronavirus Pandemic has put a halt to that process from the closing of schools to canceled campus tours and SAT tests. Last night, I joined a panel of experts through a Zoom presentation about their thoughts on how students can navigate the search during this uncertain time.

Topics: News, College Admission, College Planning, Educational-Consulting, SAT

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Topics: News, College Admission, College Planning, Educational-Consulting, SAT

Extracurricular Case Study: Dream Dorm Decorators

Posted on Mar 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

Dream Dorm Decorators

I can recall the day Jonah K. came to my office to develop a community service project.  We considered various possibilities, but none ignited a spark in Jonah − until I said, “What about creating a project to help other kids?” His eyes brightened as we read about the work done by Best Foot Forward, a local organization that supports foster children. Jonah and I visited the founders of BFF, Debby Elman and Donna Biase, who told us that for the first time, they had 10 students who qualified to a

ttend Florida colleges. But the teens didn’t have the clothes or other items students typically bring with them to college. These foster children carried all their worldly possessions in black trash bags. 

Topics: College Admission, Extracurricular Activities, Barbara Leventhal

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Topics: College Admission, Extracurricular Activities, Barbara Leventhal

Top Tips for Your Campus Visits

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 9:26:18 AM

In a recent blog, we detailed ways to manage college visits in order to keep your sanity – and budget – in check. In today’s follow-up, we’ll share some tips for maximizing your time on campus and making a great first impression with the admission staff you’ll meet that day.

Topics: College Admission, College Visits

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Topics: College Admission, College Visits

Extracurricular Case Study: Boca Buckets

Topics: College Admission, Extracurricular Activities, Barbara Leventhal

The Many – and Confusing – “Flavors” of GPA

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 10:09:30 AM

Writing concisely about high school GPAs (Grade-Point Averages) so that readers completely understand how GPAs are calculated and used is a daunting task, but we’re going to give it a try.

Topics: College Admission, GPA

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Topics: College Admission, GPA

FSU Decision Day 2020

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 5:42:30 PM

FSU DECISION DAY is today! With almost 61,000 applications, the FSU admissions team had to make some very difficult decisions. FSU took an even more nuanced look at students' academic records this year, admitting 17,800+ students with...

Topics: College Admission, FSU, SUS

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Topics: College Admission, FSU, SUS

Twelve Guiding Principles for Creating a Sparkling College Application Personal Statement

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 7:45:28 PM

College application personal statements and application writing supplements are entirely different, have entirely different purposes, and should be approached entirely differently.

Topics: College Admission, College Application, Person Statement

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, Person Statement

Selective College Admissions: Stand OUT! Get IN!

Posted on Oct 3, 2019 8:41:23 AM

The unprecedented increase in applications over the last several years has made the college admissions process more competitive and complex than ever. To successfully navigate these turbulent waters, a student must stand out and truly demonstrate why he or she is such a great match for each college under consideration. Because Judi travels across the county to visit dozens of colleges every year — meeting with admission officers and students, touring campuses, and learning about the current campus culture — her personal insights will provide you with a much deeper understanding of the college admissions process than a catalog, book, or website can ever convey. 

Topics: College Admission, Webinar

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Topics: College Admission, Webinar

To Résumé or Not to Résumé for College Applications?

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 2:32:12 PM

And the answer is: Résumé.

Topics: College Admission, Activity Resume, Resume, Extracurricular Activities

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Topics: College Admission, Activity Resume, Resume, Extracurricular Activities

What It Takes to Get Admitted to a State University in Florida

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 11:41:59 AM

Join renowned college expert, Judi Robinovitz, as she shares her vast knowledge of college admissions − and how to guide your child to success. This presentation will specifically address Florida's State University System (SUS); Judi will provide you with the most current admission information for all twelve state universities in Florida. You can use this information, along with other college insights Judi will share, to make your student’s college application stand out and improve chances for admission. 

Topics: College Admission, Florida State Universities, Webinar

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Topics: College Admission, Florida State Universities, Webinar

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