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What’s The Best Way To Find And Obtain Merit Aid? | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on September 22, 2022

 

Topics: College Admission

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Topics: College Admission

Tips For Students Battling Mental Health Issues | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on September 15, 2022

 

Topics: Mental Health

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Topics: Mental Health

Do Colleges Require the SSAR/SRAR? Here’s What You Need to Know | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on September 9, 2022

Sometimes it’s better to be safe than SSAR-y.

Topics: SSAR, SRAR

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Topics: SSAR, SRAR

Report AP Test Scores on Your College Applications? | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on August 23, 2022

 

Topics: AP Exams, AP Test Score

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Topics: AP Exams, AP Test Score

The Rise of Antisemitism on College Campuses – And How You Can Help Your Kids Feel Accepted and Empowered

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on August 10, 2022

Oy, vey. As a society, we’d like to think we’ve become more accepting of people and their religions, cultures, languages, and sexual orientations – the very things that make us unique. We fool ourselves into believing we’ve embraced our differences, and that intolerant, hatred-filled beliefs like antisemitism ended with the Holocaust. It’s the twenty-first century – we’ve come such a long way, right?

Topics: college campuses

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Topics: college campuses

College Application Season: Whose Head is Buried in the Sand?

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on August 5, 2022

And what, pray to tell, are the results of a head in the sand? Year after year it’s the same story: parents and their children are unable to understand the unique, often disheartening results of the college selection and application process. What we’re finding is that rather than taking a realistic view of today’s college admissions climate, families ignore years of admission trends combined with the most recent facts and figures. We don’t want that to happen to you. Mens sana in corpore sano – we may not give you a healthy body, but we can surely provide you with peace of mind by offering some healthy advice.

Topics: College Admission, College Application

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Topics: College Admission, College Application

8 Effective Ways to Help Teens with Depression and Anxiety | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on July 28, 2022

 

 

Our kids go to school to become proficient in academic subjects from basic math to college-level physics. Although mental health is equally important, it’s rarely addressed in the classroom. With teen depression and anxiety on the rise, what can you do to foster your child’s social and emotional health and wellbeing?

Topics: Anxiety

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Topics: Anxiety

Applying to College?: Independent College Counselors Guide You Every Step of The Way

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on July 8, 2022

 “They grow so fast!”

It seems like yesterday that family, friends, and well-meaning strangers warned you that, in the blink of an eye, your baby would be “all grown up.” You must have blinked – your baby is getting ready to apply to college!  But, as the number of college applicants continues to skyrocket while acceptance rates dramatically decline…will your child get in? 

Topics: College Counseling

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Topics: College Counseling

College Admissions Prep: What Rising High School Seniors Should Do This Summer – Starting Now (Part 2)

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on June 27, 2022

Every parent hears this fact – likely before their child’s first birthday: We only get 18 summers with our kids before they’re ready to leave the nest. Suddenly, reality sets in during the summer before your teen’s senior year – your seventeenth summer. Can there really be only one more summer before your baby heads to college? This will feel like your fastest, shortest year yet. So buckle up, enjoy the ride, maximize your quality time together – and get ready to help your teen apply to college. 

Topics: College Admission

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Topics: College Admission

College Application Essay Tracker | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on June 16, 2022





Finishing your personal statement in the Common Application, that 250-to-650-word essay that goes to nearly every college on your application, is a major accomplishment. Celebrate!

Topics: College Application Essay

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Topics: College Application Essay