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Factors To Consider When Applying To College With Learning Differences

July 30, 2018

The college search process can be a daunting task for any student, but even more so for a student with a learning challenge. Parents are often worried about how colleges will view their students’ grades and test scores in light of a learning disability, anxiety, depression or ADHD. As Independent Educational Consultants, we suggest that you begin by examining your student’s academic profile. Do their grades, test scores, and choice of coursework reflect their true academic abilities or has the learning disability or disabilities prevented them from achieving academic success? Were the accommodations put in place early enough in high school  »

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College Admissions Strategies at Greenhaus College Consulting

August 29, 2017

Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand  Top 6 tips for Students Applying for College  Hire a College Admissions Counselor to answer your questions. Make Sure your college list is balanced. Don’t apply to too many schools. Visit Colleges. Clean up your social media profile Follow through with sending grades, test scores and letters of recommendation. College planning can be daunting for some parents and teens. The key is to begin thinking about college preparation early in the process. This can mean carefully planning your curriculum in grades 9 and 10 and keeping a list of the students activities,honors and  »

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Benefits of Academic Coaching for College Students

July 13, 2017

The goal of Academic Coaching is to help students become more organized, better note-takers, test takers and overall students. Achieving these goals will lead towards more self confidence and improved graduation rates. Academic coaching will help students to maintain their motivation and keeps them accountable on a weekly basis. Academic Coaching is focused on the following self management skills:  ▪      What are my strengths and weaknesses that I can build on ▪      How can I be a better student and achieve my goals ▪      What resources are available to me on campus, tutoring, writing, accommodations ▪      How can I access  »

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Building a Balanced College List

June 26, 2017

by Gina Gerrato-Greenhaus As a college consulting expert, I am here to share some inside information with you on how to build a balanced college list that reflects your overall choices and needs. While many of us may have those dream schools on our list, it’s important for us to have an accurate picture of where we stand in the admissions pool and which schools will be the best fit for us. Students often have a difficult time matching themselves to a school due to their lack of knowledge and research. When families are first approaching the college process, they  »

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Why Hire an Independent College Counselor?

June 26, 2017

As the selectivity for college admissions continues to rise, parents become worried and anxious. Each year, we hear about top students who have been denied by their dream schools. This news causes high school students to become anxious and pressured to take more AP classes. As a result, many students have much less time to purse their extracurricular activities and enjoy their high school years. With guidance counselors having increased case-loads in large public high schools, it’s no wonder that teenagers feel lost as they approach their senior year. In addition, the college landscape has changed quite a bit. Parents  »

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Navigating the College Admissions Process for High School Students

June 26, 2017

Families often ask when they should begin preparing for college. This is a difficult question because early preparation begins in middle school. It begins with taking a challenging curriculum, earning good grades, developing a passion and engaging in community service projects. Selective colleges are looking for scholars, however not every student can achieve at this level. Getting accepted to the most prestigious universities has been increasingly difficult, which has been frustrating to both students and their families. How can students stand out from other applicants? What about students who do not have stellar grades and resumes, is there a place  »

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