Do You Know Who Cesar Chavez Was?

As a high school student, it’s probably fairly easy to isolate or compartmentalize your education.  Learning takes place in the classroom and life takes place outside.  However, you’d be remiss if you limited yourself in such a manner.  While your school certainly provides a solid educational foundation, it behooves you to seek out opportunities beyond [...]

Post High School Plan: Alternatives to a Four-Year College

As second semester grinds on, the reality of life beyond high school hopefully comes into much sharper focus for seniors. Certainly, those students with plans to attend a four-year college are in full anticipation of their upcoming undergraduate years. However, there are plenty of students who recognize that college is not necessarily the right step, [...]

The Waiting Game: What to Do After Your College Applications Are Submitted

It’s here at last – second semester of senior year! You’ve been anticipating this moment since you first stepped foot into your high school. The standardized tests have been taken, personal statements written and college applications submitted. All that’s left to do is kick back and wait! Actually, not so fast; while the heavy lifting [...]

Reflecting on High School Study Habits

2014 is fast approaching! And, as always, the new year is the perfect time for a little self-reflection. We encourage you to find a moment in between exchanging gifts and spreading holiday cheer to consider your goals and aspirations (for both the immediate future and beyond). Of course, amidst this quiet contemplation, we recommend assessing [...]

Dealing With College Rejection Letters

Beyond ushering in the holiday season, December also heralds the first wave of admissions decisions. Indeed, those students who applied early acceptance/action will soon be receiving notification. It’s an exhilarating albeit nerve-wracking time. For some, it’ll be a moment of excitement, elation and relief. For others, well, there might be tears, disappointment and confusion. Yes, [...]

Assessing Your Extracurricular Involvement

When it comes to admissions decisions, it’s easy to be overly concerned with your GPA and standardized test scores. After all, those two facets are likely the most important portion of your application. However, colleges don’t necessarily gravitate to students who are solely focused on academics. They want undergrads that are just as eager to [...]