college admissions

May 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS to Host Show to Help Students Navigate College Admissions

Applying to college isn’t like is used to be due to the impact of the coronavirus. To assist high school juniors and their families, Montgomery County Public Schools launched a new virtual talk show to help students navigate the college admissions process during the COVID-19 health crisis. Topics include the SAT and ACT, grading, the […]

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May 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

MCPS Producing Video to Help Students with College Admissions Process

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will present a pre-recorded video to help navigate the process of college admissions on May 15. Counselors and college representatives will answer questions regarding the college admissions process and how it may be affected by COVID-19 during the upcoming MCPS-TV program geared toward juniors and their families. Juniors and their […]

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April 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Toxicity Pop-Up Museum Navigates Complicated Lives of Teens

Montgomery County Public Schools International Baccalaureate students have organized a pop-up museum to highlight how toxic behavior can be pervasive to a teen’s upbringing. The museum, which is open to the public in Bethesda on April 26 through April 28, explores the theme “Coming of Age in Toxicity.” View this post on Instagram MCPS’s IB […]

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August 17, 2017 | Carrie Morris, PHR, ACC

The College Experience: What’s Personality Got to Do With It?

Try to find someone whose personality tilts entirely introverted or extroverted and Carl Jung – the Swiss psychiatrist and Go-Daddy of Personality Type Theory — would claim that such a person would be insane. The truth is, we are all a bit of both. (Not insane, mind you — rather, we all do Extroverted and Introverted […]

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April 21, 2015 | MoCo Student

MCPS Seniors Evaluate the College Admissions Process

Following graduation, many MCPS seniors consider attending college as their “next big step.” Prior to matriculation, however, the college admissions process is often considered a major challenge. From asking for recommendations to writing essays to sending SAT/ACT scores, college admissions is a lengthy, and also costly, process. Application fees for schools average around $40, and […]

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October 17, 2013 | Nancy Frieder

Adult Support for Getting Through College Application Stress

If your family is going through a lot of stress because your son or daughter is applying to colleges, you’re not alone. As the deadlines approach, many applicants have begun tearing their hair out over the college application essays. The bad news–as I’m sure you’re discovering–is the senior year is even more stressful than the […]

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August 30, 2013 | Nancy Frieder

College Application Essay: A Dream or Nightmare?

Recently there has been a lot of mention in the news about reaching the 50-year milestone anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic march on our nation’s capital. Now this may seem a little strange, but it has gotten me thinking about college application essays. Perhaps you’re thinking that I’m taking this too far, Or that […]

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