8.22 Watch out for that internship

More than once this past week, a student has emailed me to say that they had decided not to complete their college or test prep assignment, because they were too fatigued by their internship or other form of work experience. I understand the temptation to put your...

8.21 But what about my grades in twelfth grade?

My last newsletter addressed the importance of your grades in ninth, tenth and eleventh grades. Those grades are the academic foundation on which a student applies to U.S. colleges. Does this mean your grades in your final year don’t count? Twelfth grade counts! If...

8.20 Ninth and tenth grade don’t count, do they?

Are you a ninth or tenth grader just waiting for summer to begin? Your friends may have told you that your final exams don’t matter for college, anyway. Only tenth- and eleventh-grade results count toward college admissions, they say. But they’re wrong....

8.19 Study in Germany—in English—this fall?

Few university towns are as well-loved as Freiburg, Germany. The picture-perfect university, the lovely surrounding region, the–gulp!–German language! But did you know that the recently-founded program in Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College...

8.18 Is the end of the semester overwhelming?

Are you about to finish ninth, tenth or eleventh grade? Do you feel like you are up to your ears in end-of-year exams, internal assessments, an overdue proposal for your senior thesis or Extended Essay, the championship sports match, a looming internship–and...