Applying to college

December 10, 2014 | Nancy Frieder

‘Tis the Season for Applying to Colleges

The stores may be ringing with holiday tunes, but throughout the country high school seniors are wringing out whatever they can grab on to with stress over applying to colleges. The most daunting task for most students is writing their college application essays. Of course when they’ve completed them, they think they can take a […]

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October 23, 2014 | Nancy Frieder

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College Application Deadlines: The Fear Factor

As Halloween approaches, scary things lurk beyond the corner. Perhaps the most frightening for high school seniors is the Nov. 1 deadline for applying to colleges. Don’t discount it because it’s the early deadline. It is significant because, as more students opt for early action (non-binding) and early decision (binding) deadlines, the Nov. 1 deadline […]

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August 25, 2014 | Nancy Frieder

What’s Your Story?

Today was the first day of school. Yesterday’s “rising seniors” are now official. This will be a year to look back on with fond memories. But living it…well, that’s another story! Speaking of stories, how’s that college application essay coming along? Before football season ends, the early application deadline will have passed. And like it […]

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July 24, 2014 | Nancy Frieder

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Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine…

With College Application Essays on My Mind! As July slips away, I can’t help thinking how this has been an unusual summer in the Washington area. Usually we have the same forecast all summer long: hot and humid. This summer has been different. Sure, we’ve had those kinds of days, but we’ve also had days […]

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January 20, 2014 | Nancy Frieder

The Wait

One of the most predictable things each January is how busy the gym gets. Seriously. Everybody seems to have “work out more” on the list of resolutions for the New Year. This year, I decided to do something that would force me to stick with it: I hired a personal trainer. For at least sixth […]

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December 30, 2013 | Nancy Frieder

Finalizing the Essays

January 1 not only marks the beginning of the new year, but for most high school seniors, it’s the final deadline for submitting their college applications. It’s the end of the first stage of College Application Season. (Stage II, the waiting period, is another story–and undoubtedly another blog post!) How can anyone be sure an […]

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