College Counseling Handled with Care

Choosing the right college is an art form and Nicole Oringer is both painter and scientist in her role as college counselor, paying specific attention to the individual perspective as well as mixing and matching all of the accomplishments and needs of the student and his/her parents. In this, part two of our interview series [...]

February 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Most Likely to Succeed: The (wo)man, the myth, the movie

When I was asked to screen the Sundance Film Festival selection Most Likely to Succeed, all sorts of connotations and anxieties bubbled about my brain. You see, I was voted Most Likely to Succeed as a senior in high school and I often ponder what it means or meant. At the time when I was [...]

December 13th, 2015|0 Comments

College Admission Fireworks!

Note: Class of 2016: There are no changes to the college admission process for this class. Note: Class of 2017: Some colleges will offer additional options for applying, but all will still accept the Common Application or another alternative such as their own application. If your student does not have materials suitable for a portfolio [...]

October 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Procrastinate Less and Enjoy Getting More Done

The height of summer, with its long lazy days in the sun, is a fine time to think about the age-old problem of procrastination. In Latin, procrastinate means "do it tomorrow instead." Most, if not all of us, know what it feels like to procrastinate, and some of us habitually fall into what I call [...]

July 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Summer Reading and Writing 2.1

With summer upon us, it's time to think about some fun summer reading and maybe some writing practice as well. I remember spending long summer hours in the air-conditioned retreat of my public library, wandering through the stacks and picking up an interesting-looking book, browsing it for awhile, picking another, browsing it, and so on. [...]

June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments