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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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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

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. 

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Topics: College Admission

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

What Rising High School Seniors Should Be Doing - Right Now (Part 1) | JRA Educational Academy

Last Updated by Susan Kehl on May 30, 2022




Your child’s junior year is coming to close, the finish line is in sight. She’s almost a senior! She’s worked long and hard to get to this point, and will finally experience what it’s like to be at the top of the high school food chain. Senior-year perks and privileges will include senior pictures, senior trips, the prom, graduation, and sometimes even a lighter class load. It’s also time to begin applying to college. But as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility.

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Topics: College Admission

2022 Summer Programs

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on January 18, 2022

What a combination! Both enrich your life and enhance your chances for college admission! Selective colleges evaluate your summer experiences, looking for students whose summer opportunities enriched their lives, who explored their potential college major, and who further developed their skills and passion. Such students rise above the rest of the applicant pool. With four summers to fill, in part, with these precollege summer programs, think about what you can accomplish!

Topics: College Admission, Summer School, Extracurricular Activities

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Topics: College Admission, Summer School, Extracurricular Activities

Life Beyond High School: Making Your College Years Successful Ones!

Last Updated by Barbara Leventhal on August 18, 2021

You’ve done all the work – applications, endless essays, time-consuming testing – and now you’re finished! You’ve heard back from your prospective colleges, received many excellent offers of admission, and made your final decision. However, the journey to college isn’t completely over. Sure, you’re “in,” but before you head to campus this fall, take some time to consider what makes for a successful first year and beyond at your new home for the next four years.

Topics: College Admission, College Tips

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Topics: College Admission, College Tips

5 Things to Do After Applying to College

Last Updated by Barbara Leventhal on August 16, 2021

Hitting “submit” for that final college application produces myriad feelings: a deep sense of relief that the process is done coupled with the anxiety of knowing that you now must wait for college decisions. Perhaps you’re simply exhausted and ready to catch up on your favorite Netflix series and spend Saturdays doing something other than writing essays or taking college entrance exams. Before you dismiss all further thoughts of college applications, however, consider these few critical tasks in order to stay on top of things as you await college decisions. Check out what to do after applying to college.

Topics: College Admission, College Application

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Topics: College Admission, College Application

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