College Search is dedicated to helping students get into the college of their choice. It's not always an easy process, but Joan Luber Jacobs has the information, know how, and contacts to facilitate the process.
College Search is dedicated to helping students get into the college of their choice. It's not always an easy process, but Joan Luber Jacobs has the information, know how, and contacts to facilitate the process. College Search is different from other admissions counseling services. Ms. Jacobs has first-hand experience working with both applicants and college admissions officers. Because she knows both sides of the process, she can maximize a student's chances of getting into the right college. But what is the "right college"? Ms. Jacobs has visited over 300 colleges around the country and has a library of books profiling each institution. And thanks to contacts around the country, she makes it her business to stay on top of the latest program changes at each university. Why Use College Search? Joan Luber Jacobs has over 28 years experience helping high school students choose the right college. And thanks to personal relationships with college admissions officers, she has the most up-to-date information on what it takes to succeed in the application process. ~Over 28 years experience as college counselor and psychologist for the San Dieguito Union High School District ~Former reader for UCSD undergraduate admissions ~Expertise about colleges with programs for students with learning differences ~Masters degrees in counseling and psychology ~Lecturer for the UCSD College Counseling Certificate Program, the Western Association of College Admissions Counseling and the Learning Disabilities Association ~Del Mar Times college admissions columnist, currently writing a book on Getting Into LD Friendly Colleges college admissions columnist
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linkedin.com Operation Varsity Blues is a big, juicy, enthralling scandal. I just can’t stop reading about it.
How did we get here?
grownandflown.com I am done watching teenagers, no CHILDREN, suffocate under the pressure to be perfect that society (us?) has placed on them to perform during their high school years.
Colleges that waive application fees..
wsj.com The most highly ranked schools in the WSJ/THE rankings with no application fee, and those that also don’t require test scores.
wsj.com Many elite private schools are dropping Advanced Placement courses in the name of learning for learning’s sake, but it’s a blow to competition and national standards
seattletimes.com The number of students studying the humanities at the University of Washington is shrinking, with some majors down as much as 50 percent in a decade. It's having a financial impact, and also affecting the breadth of the university's expertise.
Fewer applications to UCs https://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=8511f97b-9cac-4dd7-bb8c-8aa05697c5ff
enewspaper.latimes.com For the first time in 15 years, the number of would-be freshmen applying to the University of California has dropped, the first sign that a national trend of declining college enrollment could be hitting the West Coast.
Greek life be about academics and building leadership skills.
collegexpress.com Greek life doesn't have to be all binge drinking, scary hazing, and please-don't-let-that-video-end-up-on-YouTube shenanigans. Of course, a lot of students get involved in Greek life because of the shenanigans, but if you're looking for something more, check out these 10 schools BestCollegesOnline.c...
The importance of “Demonstrated Interest”!
Colleges Track Applicant Interest....
wsj.com Some colleges, in an effort to sort through a growing number of applications, are quietly tracking applicants’ online interaction with the schools and considering it when deciding whom to admit.
How to help your kids figure out how to adjust to the independence of college life?
nytimes.com Thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving. What can parents do?
The 'reading advantage' in college admissions ! Read Read Read !!
Nancy Griesemer | Nov 12, 2018
linkedin.com In an increasingly connected world, reading beyond what pops up on a mobile devise is dropping to the bottom of priority lists for many teenagers. And for those of us dedicated to books and the power of reading to educate, inform and entertain, this is REALLY bad news.
New Admissions Data & application trends:
insidehighered.com "State of College Admission" finds colleges focus more on academics than personal characteristics and value first-generation status over race/ethnicity.
Some of my favorite resources for scholarships!
San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program
Your high school counseling office for local awards ie; Dollars for Scholars, Rotary, Boys & Girls Club etc
College Boards Big Future
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
[10/31/18] A big shout out to my students who wrote great essays often at the last minute to make their Nov 1st early action deadlines.I often feel like a hypocrite when nagging students about deadlines . To be honest, I was a procrastinating teenager too. I guess that has helped me be empathetic and proactive about deadlines.🎃🐢
theatlantic.com The racial-discrimination lawsuit against Harvard, which goes to trial this week, raises questions about far more than affirmative action.
Start by filling out FAFSA.
studentloanhero.com Struggling to pay back your California student loans? Good news: There are some programs that can help. Find out which ones you qualify for today.
What’s wrong with college rankings.
Parents often hire “educational [email protected] not independent admissions counselors!
sandiegouniontribune.com Educators, parents and students say the rankings are as confusing and dubious as they are helpful.
Read: Where you Go is Not Who You'll Be (about Admissions Mania) also by Frank Bruni
nytimes.com They’re privileged, pivotal years. Navigate them with as much care as you did the path that got you there.
Money Magazine ranked UCSD based on best value for the dollar https://www.10news.com/lifestyle/ucsd-ranks-better-than-stanford-harvard-yale-in-new-analysis
10news.com If you're looking for a grade A education that's worth the price of admission, you're in the perfect city.
A summer job used to be a rite of passage for teenagers .
nprillinois.org Pedraam Faridjoo of Kensington, Md., is spending his summer volunteering and traveling. Ryan Abshire from Carmel, Ind., is using the time to be with his
You don't have to be applying to Harvard to MIT to benefit from these 7 tips!
businessinsider.com I was accepted to Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, Northwestern, and Washington University in St. Louis. Here are my best application tips.
theatlantic.com When so many students have outstanding grades and test scores, schools have to get creative about triaging applicants.
pivottutors.com Early in the college application process, students are faced with a huge question: do I take the ACT, the SAT, or BOTH??? For starters, ALL colleges and universities accept BOTH the ACT and the SAT, so you do not have to stress about preparing for two separate tests. Just pick
Colleges still accepting applications!
nacacnet.org The College Openings Update is designed as a tool for counselors, parents and teachers as they assist students who have not yet completed the college admission process.
UCLA, CAL, UCSD and UC Irvine allong with U Dub are all listed as Schools worth the investment. Despite the fact that women's earnings still lag behing men's , six women's colleges make the list:
Wellesley, Barnard, Smith, Scripps, Mount Holyoke, and Bryn Mawr.
www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org With the May 1 decision deadline for most colleges fast approaching, admitted students are facing a crucial choice about where to put down a deposit. Geography, academics, and prestige all play a role. But for many students, the most important consideration is money.
Some Elite Colleges Review Applications in 8 min or less.-Committee based evaluations! Will this lead to superficial reviews?
wsj.com As application numbers surge, admissions officers at some top colleges say they don’t have time to read an entire file. Now committees of two divvy up the file to shave time from the process.
huffingtonpost.com I can viscerally remember the excitement leading up to Christmas day as a child. My wish list to Santa would be drawn up and refined well before t...
nytimes.com Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.
nation.time.com Warning: committing early may cause FOMO
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