Will This Be On The Test?

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Many students wonder whether or not attending your top college choice’s pre-college summer program will heighten your chances of admission? While no college will put this in writing, the benefit to spending four to eight weeks on the college campus of your dreams will enable you to better … Continue reading

Summer Lovin’

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Many high school students have picked out their J.Crew swim wear long before they have given any thought to their summer plans. While it’s important to look good poolside or beachside, isn’t it more important to think about how desirable you will look to college admissions counselors? When … Continue reading

Looking for summer programs in communications?

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Many students reported that their students had good experiences in programs at American and Boston U. While no one reported sending a student to the communications program at Syracuse, there’s agreement that it’s worth serious consideration, given the general strength of Syracuse’s summer program and its undergrad communications … Continue reading

Should you include a resume in your college applications?

Some professionals in the field will argue, “No, students don’t have a resume, they are students!” However, in the context of vying for admittance to an institution that may not require a resume, or bragsheet (industry jargon), do you want to omit it and risk being “compared” to the prior application that did include one? … Continue reading

Foreign languages, “It’s all Greek to me”

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Many students wonder what colleges prefer to see on a transcript regarding foreign language: one language taken for all four years and possibly maxing out the high school’s course offering, or fulfilling most high schools’ two-year requirement and perhaps starting another language. College admissions officers clearly prefer three … Continue reading

Best-Fit Decisions

Written By Erin Avery Certified Educational Planner Let’s manage expectations here.  Consider this your (and your mom’s) wake up call.  College-bound high school students and parents are obliged to read the following and then discuss these eight characteristics of college fit. This WILL appear on the test. Reality Check An A in the 9th grade … Continue reading

Congrats to Erin Avery

Congratulations to Erin Avery, who was just notified by the Board of Commissioners that she has passed the CEP exam and has earned the designation of Certified Educational Planner, making Avery the youngest Certified Educational Planner to achieve this merit. There are only 178 Certified Educational Planners world-wide. To read the entire press release, click here! Avery Educational Resources, LLC … Continue reading