Explaining A Withdrawal On Your Transcript

Many students have told me that they worry about how a withdraw from a class will look on their college transcript. They become concerned that it might affect their later life, such as for employment, applying to graduate school, or transferring to a different college. But the exercising the option for a withdrawal from a …

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Turning A College Failure In To A Success

It is completely possible for a student to turn their initial college problems or even class failures in to a successful college career. I’ve seen it happen many times: The student does poorly or is even academically dismissed, but then things change and they resume their their pathway, this time with positive results that see …

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Responding To Freshman College Failure

The summer following freshman year is one where many parents are trying to unravel exactly why their bright and promising student, who may have even done exceptionally well in high school, couldn’t replicate their strong performance during college. In so many cases it’s attributed to “first year adjustment,” or other factors and there are many …

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Why SAT Scores Won’t Matter For College

Earning top ACT and SAT scores are an obsession with many high school students and their parents. Along with admission essays and grades, these are the traditional focus for them when it comes to applying to college. Students may study for weeks or even take preparatory courses to get the best scores on the standardized …

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Can I Get In To My Dream College?

It almost never fails. When I speak with a group of high school students and their parents, there is at least one person who wants “professional advice” about how to get in to a specific college. Somewhere along the way they have adopted the belief that there is some kind of formula for getting in …

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