New August SAT Test Date for 2017!

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The College Board has just made a change to its test schedule for 2017, adding an August 26th test date.  This is big news and will be a welcome change for many students.  For the first time since the 70’s, students will have a summertime test option.  This test date will replace the January test date starting in 2018.  Take a look at the look at the test administration dates below.

2017-18 SAT Dates

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NEWS FLASH! NEW UC PERSONAL STATEMENT FOR 2017

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Hello Class of 2017 Students!

News Flash!  The University of California has dramatically changed its application essay format and questions. Starting with the 2017 application cycle, both freshman and transfer applicants will write four 350 word (maximum) responses. For the first time, applicants can choose what to write: freshman applicants will choose from eight questions, while transfer applicants will answer just one required question and write three additional responses from seven questions.   Along with the questions, the University of ...

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2015-16 Client Acceptance List – Congratulations to all of my students!!!

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2015-16 Client Acceptance List – WAY TO GO, Seniors!!!!  I am so proud of you all!!!!  It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with you and your parents.  Thank you!

 

American

Brown

Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

CSU Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, Long Beach, Northridge

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UCLA

UC Merced

UC Riverside

UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

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Congratulations to My Seniors! Here’s a List of Early Acceptances To Date

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I’m so very proud of all of my seniors!  Here are some acceptances so far for the class of 2016…  of course there are more to come in March!

 

American University             www.american.edu

Brown University                  www.brown.edu

Chapman University             www.chapman.edu

University of Chicago            www.uchicago.edu

CSU Dominguez Hills           www.csudh.edu

Dominican University   ...

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30 Unusual Scholarships

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Scholarships and academic awards aren’t just for the super intelligent and athletic anymore; now you just have to be left-handed. If you have the right characteristic, last name, or niche interest, you could cash in with one of these unusual scholarships.

1. $1000 from Tall Clubs International for an essay about what being tall means.

2. Tuition at Loyola University Chicago for any Catholic with the last name Zolp.

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Understanding Early Admission – NACAC article

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Understanding Early Admission

Applying to college is a long process that involves so many elements.  Are you taking the right courses?  Are you involved in enough extracurricular activities?  How can you get the best recommendation letter? How do you craft an essay that lets colleges know who you are and what you care about?  With so many things going on at once, it’s hard to believe that you would want to speed up the process to get ...

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UC: Record Number of Applications

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The number of high school seniors applying for fall 2015 freshman admission to the University of California rose by 6.5 percent over last year, the eleventh consecutive year of record high number of applicants. The overall number of transfer applications to UC was up by 2.6 percent over the fall 2014 cycle. All in all, UC received a total of 193,873 applications for fall 2015.

California students are finding that, year after year, getting into their first choice UC is more ...

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College Application Launch Dates – Get the help you need!

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3-2-1, LAUNCH!  It’s time to start working on fall 2015 college applications!  Get the help you need and attend an “Application Launch” session this month!

My Best College Plan Counseling “Application Launch” Meeting Dates:

1. Saturday, August 9th, 10:30am – 11:30am, Petaluma

2. Monday, August 11th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Petaluma

3. Wednesday, August 13th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Petaluma

4. Sunday, August 17th, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Petaluma

5. Sunday, August 24th, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Petaluma
Rsvp required, please. ...

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Let the Applications Begin!

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August is upon us and so is college application season for fall 2015. The Common Application, as well as the University of California application portal, are open for business. Let the applications begin!

https://www.commonapp.org/Login
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/dates-deadlines/index.html

My Best College Plan Counseling can help you manage the perils of filling out multiple applications and meeting your deadlines.  Please don’t wait until the last minute… call today to schedule an appointment!  To help you get started, here are some tips on how best to complete ...

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Summer Planning Sessions – You Can’t Afford to Wait!

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This summer, I am offering a variety of planning meetings, including sports recruiting info sessions, college planning sessions, and application help sessions. With the application window opening up earlier this year, rising seniors will have more time to apply and fine tune their application during August. I am here to help!

Getting recruited by your top choice school takes a lot of research, planning, and analysis. It also requires some marketing on your part. The sessions will cover soccer/sports camp options, ...

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