Entries by Heather Raeburn

March 2021 Newsletter

Hello! I expect this to be a very strange month filled with strange decisions, but all applicants hopefully will be able to enroll at colleges where they will thrive. Your March newsletter is attached.  Articles include: Handling Denials – How Parents Can Help – Denials are inevitable in an atmosphere of increasingly selective admissions, so how can parents […]

February 2021 Newsletter

Hello!I hope you and your family are well. It’s difficult to believe it’s February. Articles in the February newsletter include:  Considering a Gap Year – With the advent of effective vaccines and with colleges beginning to announce on-campus programs for the fall of 2021, should you still consider a gap year?  Majoring in Foreign Language – As […]

January 2021 Newsletter

Greetings and Happy New Year!!Wishing you the happiest and healthiest of New Years. Your January issue targets both seniors and underclassmen. Articles include: Making Sense of College Rankings – For many students and parents, one of their many early college research options is to go directly to those famous lists of college rankings. Tread carefully […]

December 2020 Newsletter

Hello! I wish you all a wonderful and restful holiday season followed by a greatly improved 2021!  In the meantime, your December issue includes: Interviewing Tips -Colleges want you to like them, even if they don’t accept you. This means that the interview is not a test. Read this for tips to shine at your college interview. […]

November 2020 Newsletter

Hello! Hope you and your family are doing well.  Click the button below for your November College Planning Newsletter.  Here you’ll find seasonally appropriate articles: Taking a Deep Dive into a College Website – In the age of COVID, everything about college research has changed and teens must focus their efforts on online resources, the college […]

October 2020 Newsletter

Hello!  Hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during these crazy times. Attached you’ll find your October issue;  Subjects addressed include: How Will Colleges Make Decisions This Year? – With so many colleges going test optional/test blind, an important metric for admission decisions will be unavailable.  How do colleges plan to distinguish […]

September 2020 Newsletter

Hello! I hope you and your family are well. Its difficult to believe students are back in school (or home), and college admissions looks more unpredictable than usual. Attached you’ll find your September newsletter issue.  Included are articles such as: Making the Most of Virtual Learning – Assuming that your fall semester will be either 100% online or a hybrid form […]

June 2020 Newsletter

Hello! Attached you’ll find the last issue before our summer break.  Your next issue will arrive in late August.  Hopefully, by that time, college students will be able to return to campus and all of us will begin to return to our new normal. In this issue: Overused Essay Topics –  Many applicants do themselves […]

May 2020 Newsletter

Hello I hope you and your families are healthy and safe! Your May issue includes timely articles: Choosing a Gap Year – With the uncertainty surrounding the reopening of colleges in the fall of 2020, a greater number of students than usual are contemplating taking a gap year. Read about the pros and cons of […]

March 2020 Newsletter

Greetings!Attached you’ll find your March issue with articles that address: Spring Admissions – Universities often manage enrollment through a number of alternate entry plans, with spring admission being a fast-growing option. For many students, being a spring first-year can be a wonderful opportunity. You can treat the fall semester ‘off’ like a mini-gap year and […]