Prepare for the ERB

There are some college admissions counseling firms that offer services to children as young as pre-schoolers. We’re not one of them. But we do receive a number of calls from parents looking to help their children prepare for the ERB. Getting into kindergarten in New York City, after all, isn’t … 

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Parents Contacting College Admissions Offices

Parents of college applicants should not be contacting college admissions offices. It’s as simple as that. Too often, we hear from parents who sign up for a free consultation with us that they’ve previously reached out to college admissions counselors at the colleges to which their children will be applying. … 

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Stressful College Admissions Process

The stressful college admissions process isn’t always that much fun. If you’re a parent, it’s not fun to have to remind your child every summer day that she should start writing her college admissions essays. And when the fall rolls around and she still hasn’t made progress on this front, … 

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Are You a Helicopter Parent?

The twenty-first century term “helicopter parent” refers to a person who pays extremely close attention to his or her children, especially within the realm of educational institutions. They rush to prevent any harm or failure from befalling their children. They prevent their children from learning from their own mistakes, sometimes … 

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