To Test or Not to Test? That is the Question!

By Lea on March 22, 2021 0 Comments

At this juncture, the most pressing question facing students in the class of 2022 — those currently in their last few months of 11th grade who have mostly not been on their high school campus in over a year — is “To test or not to test?”


What Will You Do Once You Get There?

By Lea on July 21, 2020 0 Comments

I recently asked Aya, an undergrad entering her fourth year of studying mathematics, what she knows now that she wishes she had known when applying to college. Without missing a beat, she got to the heart of what I have been impressing upon my students: look thoroughly at the majors and courses offered in your … Continue Reading


Moving Forward with College Planning during COVID-19

By Lea on April 28, 2020 0 Comments

Taking college and career planning one step at a time has always been a good idea. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the only option. New announcements and unprecedented changes to core elements of college admissions are taking place daily.  It’s understandable that you can feel thrown off course by the uncertainty, and what feels … Continue Reading


Making Your College Decision When There are Waitlist Offers

By Lea on April 7, 2020 0 Comments

Waitlist spots are offered to students because the number of highly qualified candidates often exceeds the number of spots that the university can open up at one time. Building a waitlist allows colleges to carefully manage their enrollment numbers and meet budget goals effectively.  When considering waitlist offers, the most commonly asked question is “What … Continue Reading


Keeping Up on Standardized Testing Policies

By Lea on February 12, 2020 0 Comments

I keep tabs on changes in college admissions and opportunities in higher education so you don’t have to. Every day there is something new to consider. That’s why I’m thankful to be part of an amazing network of college counseling and admissions professionals across the country, and around the world, who support each other in … Continue Reading