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October College Search Guide
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October College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz The road to college involves four years of complicated planning and complex scheduling. High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports, campus clubs, all compete for their time. As if all that weren’t difficult enough, they have to make sure they…

September College Search Guide
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September College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is upon us, marking the end of summer. With the pandemic and the resulting lockdown, your children have been learning from home since March. Online classes for the fall term have begun mid- or late August and no one knows…

August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz For the August College Search Guide,  I would customarily write that I hope your children got the chance to decompress and savor the summer break. These are extraordinary times, however. Our usual activities have been upended and we’re constantly challenged to get to a place of normalcy…

May College Search Guide
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May College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz The last few weeks of the school year is usually an exciting time for students. Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade. Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their…

April College Search Guide
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April College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz This time last year, what we were all talking about was the college bribing scandal that rocked the country’s educational system. Today our concern is the COVID-19 outbreak, which has wreaked havoc in everyone’s life. Suddenly, the world we knew very well has been turned into something…

March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It has been feeling like summer the past couple of weeks but we’re only approaching spring and I’m sure your children are already looking forward to spring break. While it is an opportunity for them to relax, it is also a chance to evaluate where they are…

February College Search Guide
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February College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz  With winter break in the rearview mirror, your children’s emphasis should have shifted back to school work. Hopefully, they have also done well in their first semester and are actively involved in this phase of their learning. FRESHMAN Your children are well into the second semester of…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Happy New Decade! 2019 was quite eventful for college admissions, with the bribing scandal dominating the news for months. This brought into light the inequity in the process – not only are students from wealthy backgrounds able to take SAT prep courses, they can also hire counselors…

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