College Search & LD Specialist

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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Colleges that waive application fees..
. The most highly ranked schools in the WSJ/THE rankings with no application fee, and those that also don’t require test scores.

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The importance of “Demonstrated Interest”!
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When a College Student Comes Home to Stay

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The 'reading advantage'​ in college admissions

The 'reading advantage'​ in college admissions ! Read Read Read !!

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New data on admissions, including application trends, early decision and admissions criteria

New Admissions Data & application trends: "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
College Navigator
College Insight
Go Merry
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Scholarship America

[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.🎃🐢

Elite-College Admissions Are Broken The racial-discrimination lawsuit against Harvard, which goes to trial this week, raises questions about far more than affirmative action.

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Start by filling out FAFSA. 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.

Don't apply to college until you read our guide to how US News ranks schools

What’s wrong with college rankings.
Parents often hire “educational [email protected] not independent admissions counselors! Educators, parents and students say the rankings are as confusing and dubious as they are helpful.

Opinion | How to Get the Most Out of College
Read: Where you Go is Not Who You'll Be (about Admissions Mania) also by Frank Bruni They’re privileged, pivotal years. Navigate them with as much care as you did the path that got you there.

UCSD ranks better than Stanford, Harvard, Yale in new analysis

Money Magazine ranked UCSD based on best value for the dollar If you're looking for a grade A education that's worth the price of admission, you're in the perfect city.

No Teen Lifeguard On Duty: Summer Jobs Are No Longer An Attraction
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I graduated from Harvard and MIT — here are the 7 best tips I can give you to ace a college application

You don't have to be applying to Harvard to MIT to benefit from these 7 tips! I was accepted to Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, Northwestern, and Washington University in St. Louis. Here are my best application tips.

The Two Most Important College-Admissions Criteria Now Mean Less When so many students have outstanding grades and test scores, schools have to get creative about triaging applicants.

ACT or SAT? How do I decide? 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

National Association for College Admission Counseling- College Openings

Colleges still accepting applications! 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.

Best Value Colleges 2018: 300 Schools Worth The Investment

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.

i 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 an Application in 8 Minutes (or Less)

Some Elite Colleges Review Applications in 8 min or less.-Committee based evaluations! Will this lead to superficial reviews? 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.

College Admission Disappointment: A Parents' Guide To The Holidays 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...

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.

College Admissions: When Early Decision Is the Wrong Decision | Warning: committing early may cause FOMO

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