NS College Consulting Blog

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Should You Apply Early Decision?

There are many different ways to apply to college – Early Decision, Regular Decision, Early Action, Rolling Admissions – and they each have advantages and disadvantages. But there’s only one way that involves a legally binding agreement, and that is Early Decision.  Read more

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Importance of Demonstrated Interest

Why do you want to go here? No, really – why?  Read more

So, you’re 18, or about to turn 18. And you’re getting ready to head off to college and live away from your family for the first time.  Read more

Are you ready to start submitting your college applications? The Common Application opens on Monday, August 1st. We could not be more proud of the North Shore College Consulting Seniors who have worked hard all summer to be ready for the official start of the application season. You will know these students when you see them. They will be the calm ones who are relaxing and enjoying their senior year!  Read more

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Rising Juniors – What to Do Right Now

Juniors, you probably don’t want to read this right now. It’s summer and you just want to relax and be left alone.  We know.  Read more

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Researching Colleges is Actually Fun

But you rising seniors already know that, right? That’s because you have been researching colleges for months now, because of the great advice we gave you back in February.   Read more

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Your Handy Summer Checklist

If you want to get most of the stress of the college application process out of your life by September, here’s what you’ll be doing this summer.  This is a basic checklist – watch this space for more details about each of these steps in the coming weeks.   Read more

Friday, June 03, 2016

How Your Summer Can Save You

Ah, summer. Junior year is over. No more homework, exams, ACTs or SATs, after-school practices and rehearsals. Time to take a break, right?  Read more

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The ULTIMATE College Packing List

Overwhelmed with the task of packing for college? Relax. We are here to help with a list of the obvious, and not-so-obvious items you may need. Before running out and buying everything, be sure to consult with your roommate to coordinate so you don't end up with two microwaves, but no dishes. Also, check with the residence hall or building management to find out if any items are restricted. Last, don't forget to think about how you are going to transport all of your possessions. Can you ship them? Can you order supplies online and pick up at a local store near your campus? With our list and a little advanced planning, you can reduce the stress of move-in day.  Read more

Summer is coming, and you’re probably daydreaming about vacations and beach days and two months without nightly homework. But before yearbooks go out and finals get underway, high school juniors looking to get a head start on the college application process should think about asking teachers for letters of recommendation. Asking early shows that you’re responsible and respectful of teachers’ time, and also ensures that you’ll get recs from your first choices. Wait until the fall, and the English teacher who can rave about you might already be over-committed.  Read more

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