Category Archives: College Applications

What to do over Thanksgiving:

Curious as to what you (or your student) should be accomplishing over the holidays to stay on track for college? Look no further! We’ve listed what should be done for a student in each grade. Remember, proper planning now will … Continue reading

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The UC Application Website has CRASHED!!

Sometimes we don’t like being right. We warn our students to not wait until the last minute to send in applications, not just because it looks like you are a procrastinator to Admissions Officers, but also due to the high … Continue reading

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What is a concentration/emphasis?

An emphasis/concentration is to pick a specialty within a major. For example, you can declare a major in business and a concentration in accounting. You’ll take the “normal” required classes for a business major, but then you’ll also be required … Continue reading

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Applying to California State Schools

The California State University (CSU) system consists of 23 campuses throughout California.  The application window for CSU schools is November 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010 for the Fall 2011 term.  Don’t wait until the last minute to apply! Submit … Continue reading

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Applying to UC Schools

The University of California (UC) application will be available for submission beginning November 1, 2010 through November 30, 2010.  You can access and begin filling out the application now. The UC application is used to apply to any of the … Continue reading

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Letter(s) of Recommendation

There are various types of required Letters of Recommendation.  Some colleges are requesting recommendations online, others want letters, and still others want a specific form filled out.  It is YOUR responsibility to provide your letter writers with everything they will … Continue reading

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Early Application vs. Early Decision

Decide now whether you want to apply to any schools under their Early Action or Early Decision (EA/ED) programs.  The advantage of applying early can vary from school to school, year to year, and may depend upon the applicant pool … Continue reading

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