March 2021 College Counseling Newsletter


  • Handling Denials – How Parents Can Help – Denials are inevitable in an atmosphere of increasingly selective admissions; so, how can parents help ease the pain when their child is not chosen, for many reasons relating to the college’s priorities and needs?
  • Majoring in the Fine Arts – Students interested in the visual arts may choose to pursue their passion either at a specialized art institute or as an art major at a more comprehensive college. Learn how the experience differs here.
  • Appealing Financial Aid Awards – If your first-choice college offers everything you want but the price tag is making you waiver, don’t give up hope. Instead, consider appealing to the college’s financial aid office for more money. Learn how here and access a new website that will help guide you through the process.
  • Wallowing on the Waitlist – Adding to all the trials of the COVID-19 experience, colleges this year are expected to offer a record-number of waitlist spots to prospective applicants. Should you opt in for consideration? Is there anything that would make it more likely to be admitted from the waitlist?

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