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Judi Robinovitz

Judi Robinovitz

Judi Robinovitz is a Certified Educational Planner with more than 30 years of experience in education. Specializing in educational counseling, she is the author of numerous books, articles, and software on test preparation and college planning. Judi has been a featured speaker at national educational conferences and schools. To keep pace with current educational trends, Judi continually travels across America to assess colleges, boarding schools, and therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness programs.

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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

Change to FSU Admissions for Entry in Summer/Fall 2023 | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on June 15, 2022

Because FSU applications have increased 169% since 2016, the university is changing its current admissions processes to help meet the enrollment goal of 6,200 freshmen. If you are planning to apply to FSU in fall 2022, please note these changes:

Topics: College Admission

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Topics: College Admission

Quick Takes: Common App 2022 | JRA Educational Consulting

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on June 1, 2022

As we officially move into summer, rising seniors have started thinking about the what, when, and how of college applications. Most applicants will be using the Common App, a convenient, “one-stop” platform used by nearly every well-known college: all 12 Florida state universities, all 8 Ivies, and many out-of-state private and public schools, including this year’s new members, Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Austin. Creating your Common App account is a simple matter of going to commonapp.org and inputting your email and other personal data. Once you create your login, navigating the platform is relatively straightforward. You can begin your Common App today – right after you finish reading this! – even though you can’t send anything to colleges until after August 1st. Here’s why.

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Now’s The Time To Plan College Campus Tours

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on March 28, 2022

For years, we’ve been advising high school students to “demonstrate their interest” in their schools of choice by visiting the campus, among other critical actions. Colleges want to see that an applicant has taken the time and put effort into learning about their institution. Why? Because that demonstrates a higher potential to actually attend the school if accepted; that’s what schools hope for. There are other, equally important reasons to get to a campus – some obvious, others not quite so.

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Specialized Schools for Dyslexia

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on January 24, 2022

If you have a child who’s been diagnosed with dyslexia, you’ve likely struggled to figure out what the best educational environment would be for them. Should you look at specialized schools for dyslexia and if so, how do you go about finding the one that is right for your child? There are a number of choices today, including schools exclusively for dyslexic learners, schools that cater to a wide range of learning differences, and programs within mainstream schools.

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You Want To Go To Medical School, Do You?

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on November 3, 2021

Medical schools aren’t concerned about your undergraduate major. They do care about your GPA (especially grades in certain pre-med courses which you can take no matter your major), and your MCAT score.

  • Rigor of your undergrad curriculum is not considered in medical school admissions.
  • Take the easiest version of coursework and get perfect grades.
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Application Essays for Florida’s State Universities

Topics: College Application Essay, Common Application, College Application, Coalition App, UF, FSU, UCF, Personal Statement

Gold in Them Thar Hills: The Independent Educational Consultant

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on August 12, 2021

A recent survey (Lipman Hearne & the National Research Center for College and University Admissions) found that more than a quarter of “high achieving” high school seniors use services of Independent Educational Consultants (IEC’s) to optimize college search. When 1,300 high school seniors with SAT scores of 1150 or higher (out of 1600) and/or ACT scores of 25 or higher were asked, 26% percent said they had worked with an IEC.

Topics: College Counseling

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Topics: College Counseling

How to Improve Your Chance of College Admission

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on July 19, 2021

Applying to college is a fairly involved process, and one with no guarantees! Students and their families often ask us what steps they can take to improve their chances of college admission. Because it’s not as simple as one-two-three, below we’ve provided some college admission strategies you can use today to begin improving your chances for college admission.

Topics: College Admission, College Counseling

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Topics: College Admission, College Counseling

The Complete Guide to Applying to College

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on July 9, 2021

In our role as educational consultants, we receive most frequently questions about applying to college: When do I start? What do I do? When should I be finished? The list goes on. Our recent posts have focused on various aspects of the college application, including what’s needed and how long applications take to complete. We’ve put together a short, yet sweet, complete guide to applying to college. Today’s post will cover the following:

Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, College Planning, Going to College

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, College Planning, Going to College