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Colleges Respond During Corona Crisis

Colleges Respond During Corona Crisis

Here’s how colleges are responding to the COVID-19 Crisis. Forbes: “the virus is preventing campus visits and standardized testing and is causing educational disruption.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/brennanbarnard/2020/03/22/redesigning-college-admission-covid-19-access-and-equity/#7c5c48222ee6 AP Testing at Home: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams Changes to College Grading: https://www.aacrao.org/who-we-are/newsroom/article/2020/04/02/in-response-to-pandemic-higher-ed-institutions-move-to-online-instruction University Housing/Meal Plan Reimbursement: https://azdailysun.com/news/local/education/northern-arizona-university-offers-25-credit-for-university-housing-during-coronavirus/article_67fd74fc-a570-50be-bc5c-5fbb1a37f8c7.html COVID-19 Student Releif Fund (My Scholly Scholarship): https://myscholly.com/relief/ NCAA Athletic Eligibility Extended: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/division-i-council-extends-eligibility-student-athletes-impacted-covid-19 Take Action Scholarships: https://www.dosomething.org/us/collections/corona-virus-campaigns Check the websites of the…

Family Time During Corona

Family Time During Corona

I have 5 kids. 2 are in college. 1 is in a public residential boarding high school. 2 are in elementary school. This quarantine is definitely bringing all of us closer together. It can also produce challenges as we all need our space. What are you doing during this time to bond with your family?…

Student Life During Corona

Student Life During Corona

These are unprecedented times. We must do things differently. Most schools are on lock down and are not in session. If this is the case with you, here are some things to consider doing during this time: Rest. Think. Check and clear your email. Follow up on late or missing assignments from teachers. Complete new…

To Test or Not To Test, That is the Question

Many students suffer from test anxiety. They simply do not like long, drawn out tests because frankly they are boring. The college entrance exams require SO MUCH focus and concentration that many times, students are fatigued by this immense effort exhorted at one time, on a Saturday morning, often on an empty stomach. To make…

The FAFSA and Federal Student Aid

Beginning in 2016, the new start date for the FAFSA was October 1st. The new deadline allows you to use your current year of tax returns rather than waiting on them to be complete since most people would have completed their taxes by the April 15th deadline 5 months prior. Students begin the process by…

Study Strategies/Time Management Part #1

The number one thing students struggle with is time management. This is often an issue for freshmen transitioning to high school and seniors due to the demands of their last year of K-12 schooling. There are some practical ways to manage one’s time that students can have lasting impact on students’ educational outcomes. 1. Establish…

Common mistakes SENIORS make

Common mistakes SENIORS make

You made it! You’re a Senior. Now what. If you feel like you are at the end of your journey, think again. You are just getting started. Your senior year should be the most fun and enjoyable one of your entire high school career. If you are not having fun, perhaps something is wrong. If you are having…

Asking is not Checking, Checking is Checking!

My dad, a retired Command Sergeant Major from the United States Army of 27 years, said in his final retirement speech on Fort Hood Military Base, “Asking is not checking. Checking is checking.” This is certainly his motto for life. For our family. For his troops. For the church. For everything. This resonates with me…

An Interview with a College Assistant Admissions Director (Division I, NCAA University)

An Interview with a College Assistant Admissions Director (Division I, NCAA University)

Recently, I interviewed a college admissions director regarding the top things his admissions office looks for when deciding whether or not to admit students. His candid answers to my questions are captured below. Again, this is straight from the mouth of a Division I NCAA University Assistant Admissions Director. Question: What are the most important…

The ACT or the SAT? That is the question

The ACT or the SAT? That is the question

Many people ask me whether I recommend the ACT of the SAT. I always tell them the ACT for many reasons. In my opinion, the ACT is most closely related to the subjects he or she has studied all throughout middle and high school. It’s the one that allows more variety in skill assessment. It just makes more…