Monthly Archives: September 2012

The journey begins (Updated to include SAT/ACT and Test Prep)

It’s the week before a new, and final, school year is set to begin for your senior student. How did this happen?  Where did the time go?  Will senior year be a blur? The short answers are : Time flies, it slips away, and, … Continue reading

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Before You Begin – Information to Have On Hand

Have your student begin gathering up the following information before ever sitting down to begin their admissions application – it will greatly simplify the process: • High School Coursework: The dates on which you began and ended (or will end) your … Continue reading

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Essay Topics – Incoming Freshmen

A key component of the college application process is the essay. The majority of Texas universities require two.  The third essay, which is optional, is also recommended by university admissions counselors for students with special circumstances. As it was explained to me by a counselor … Continue reading

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The Common Application

The Texas Common Application, available at ApplyTexas.org, is required for seniors planning to attend a major Texas state university and some two year colleges. Various private schools in Texas accept the common app, but require a school-specific supplement that needs to be completed (Baylor … Continue reading

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The Education Resume – Why do I need this?

Universities make admission decisions based on a student’s academics, personal achievements, extra curricular involvement, community/volunteer activities, and work history.  They obtain this information via several vehicles, the actual application, submitted test scores (SAT/ACT), transcripts, letters of recommendation (covered in my next post), written essays … Continue reading

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Recommendation Letters (Teacher or Counselor)

If you’ve read my previous posts, you now understand that all of the information a student submits to the university with their application paints a portrait of the student to the admissions counselor.  Teacher and/or counselor recommendation letters are just another piece … Continue reading

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