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

linkedin.com

Message to Students and Parents: As a CEO, I’m 10x More Interested in Your Failures Than Your Perfection

Great life lessons

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/message-students-parents-ceo-im-10x-more-interested-your-richardson

linkedin.com Operation Varsity Blues is a big, juicy, enthralling scandal. I just can’t stop reading about it.

grownandflown.com

Trying to be "Perfect" is Killing Our Teens and We're to Blame

https://grownandflown.com/trying-perfect-killing-teens/
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.

wsj.com

Top Colleges That Save You Application Fees

https://www.wsj.com/articles/top-colleges-that-save-you-application-fees-11545324388
Colleges that waive application fees..
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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

AP Tests Are Still a Great American Equalizer

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ap-tests-are-still-a-great-american-equalizer-11550854920#_=_

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

As STEM majors soar at UW, interest in humanities shrinks — a potentially costly loss

Stem majors soar at UDub
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/as-stem-majors-soar-at-uw-interest-in-humanities-shrinks-a-potentially-costly-loss/

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.

enewspaper.latimes.com

Applications drop at UC, a 15-year first

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.

collegexpress.com

10 Colleges That Get Greek Life Right

Greek life be about academics and building leadership skills.
https://www.collegexpress.com/lists/list/10-colleges-that-get-greek-life-right/2020/

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...

wsj.com

Colleges Mine Data on Their Applicants

The importance of “Demonstrated Interest”!
Colleges Track Applicant Interest....
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-data-colleges-collect-on-applicants-11548507602

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.

nytimes.com

When a College Student Comes Home to Stay

How to help your kids figure out how to adjust to the independence of college life?

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/well/family/when-a-college-student-comes-home-to-stay.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FColleges%20and%20Universities&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=8&pgtype=collection

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?

linkedin.com

The 'reading advantage'​ in college admissions

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

Nancy Griesemer | Nov 12, 2018
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reading-advantage-college-admissions-nancy-griesemer

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.

insidehighered.com

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

New Admissions Data & application trends:
https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2018/11/12/new-data-admissions-including-application-trends-early-decision-and

insidehighered.com "State of College Admission" finds colleges focus more on academics than personal characteristics and value first-generation status over race/ethnicity.

roybal-allard.house.gov

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
Unigo
College Navigator
Fastweb
Chegg
Niche
College Insight
Cappex
Go Merry
Zinch
Scholarships.com
Peterson’s
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Scholarship America
Collegegreenlight
https://roybal-allard.house.gov/uploadedfiles/student_resource_guide_2018-2019.pdf

roybal-allard.house.gov

[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

Elite-College Admissions Are Broken

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/10/elite-college-admissions-broken/572962/

theatlantic.com The racial-discrimination lawsuit against Harvard, which goes to trial this week, raises questions about far more than affirmative action.

studentloanhero.com

Buried Under California Student Loans? 7 Programs That Can Help | Student Loan Hero

Start by filling out FAFSA.
https://studentloanhero.com/featured/california-student-loans/

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.

sandiegouniontribune.com

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

What’s wrong with college rankings.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/sd-me-college-rankings-20180830-story.html
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.

nytimes.com

Opinion | How to Get the Most Out of College

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/opinion/college-students.html
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.

10news.com

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

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.

nprillinois.org

No Teen Lifeguard On Duty: Summer Jobs Are No Longer An Attraction

http://www.nprillinois.org/post/no-teen-lifeguard-duty-summer-jobs-are-no-longer-attraction
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

businessinsider.com

I graduated from Harvard and MIT — here are the 7 best tips I can give you to ace a college application

https://www.businessinsider.com/best-college-application-tips-2016-9

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

The Two Most Important College-Admissions Criteria Now Mean Less

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/05/college-admissions-gpa-sat-act/561167/

theatlantic.com When so many students have outstanding grades and test scores, schools have to get creative about triaging applicants.

pivottutors.com

ACT or SAT? How do I decide?

http://www.pivottutors.com/pivot-tutors-blog/2018/2/22/act-or-sat-how-do-i-decide

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

nacacnet.org

National Association for College Admission Counseling- College Openings

Colleges still accepting applications!
https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/Research/CollegeOpenings/

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.

www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org

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.

https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2018/04/10/best-value-colleges-2018-300-schools-worth-the-investment/amp/?amp_js_v=0.1&usqp=mq331AQGCAEYASgB#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.as&prerenderSize=1&visibilityState=prerender&paddingTop=54&p2r=0&horizontalScrolling=0&csi=1&aoh=15253175509215&viewerUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.as%2Famp%2Fs%2Fwww.forbes.com%2Fsites%2Fsusanadams%2F2018%2F04%2F10%2Fbest-value-colleges-2018-300-schools-worth-the-investment%2Famp%2F&history=1&storage=1&cid=1&cap=swipe%2CnavigateTo%2Ccid%2Cfragment%2CreplaceUrl

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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.

wsj.com

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?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-elite-colleges-review-an-application-in-8-minutes-or-less-1517400001

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

College Admission Disappointment: A Parents' Guide To The Holidays

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/college-admission-disappointment-a-parents-guide_us_5877aaa5e4b086a337b6f6d9

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

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/magazine/why-are-more-american-teenagers-than-ever-suffering-from-severe-anxiety.html

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

College Admissions: When Early Decision Is the Wrong Decision | TIME.com

http://nation.time.com/2013/10/30/college-admissions-when-early-decision-is-the-wrong-decision/

nation.time.com Warning: committing early may cause FOMO

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