What we're thinking

9.04 February break: it’s not all snowballs

Are you visiting colleges over the February break? Smart! Most colleges are in session in February, so you will be visiting during a time when you can look around and see whether you can imagine yourself fitting in with the student population. Athena Advises Most...

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9.05 California dreaming?

9.05 California dreaming? Sitting in New York, waiting for the major storm that is hard on the heels of last week's "bomb cyclone," we are feeling just a tad envious of students in places like--San Diego, California! In the video below, Athena Mentor reports from the...

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8.50 Tip for studying Spanish

From Madrid to the Philippines, Spanish is the native language of hundreds of millions of people today, It is the language of nineteen countries in Latin America. According to the Cervantes Institute, 21 million people are studying Spanish in school! In the video...

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8.49 How to make it through December

December is upon us, and the students I've spoken with in the past days are struggling to keep up with their end-of-semester assignments, prepare for final exams, and in the case of college applicants, finish their applications! Students who filed Early Action or...

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8.48 Wake up! It’s time for the SAT!

Are you registered for the December second SAT? Good! I know that many of you have been studying diligently for quite a while now. But wait! Do you feel like the student in the picture? Athena Advises There is one last step I'd like you to take the night before the...

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8.47 99ยข CyberMonday college workbook offer!

Surprise! The Athena Mentor College Admissions Workbook 2018 is now out in paperback. It's available on amazon.com and many other national Amazon sites. To celebrate, we're offering a CyberMonday deal: the Kindle edition of the workbook is available on Monday for only...

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8.46 Happy Thanksgiving! This means you!!

November! Both the autumn harvest and the Early Decision applications are in. It's time for Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? I am increasingly thankful for old friends, such as my high school classmate, Farimah. The photo of the grape arbor below was taken...

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