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Announcing Karen Wehr, New College Goals’ Counselor

COLLEGE GOALS is pleased and proud to announce that Karen Wehr has joined our team of dedicated higher education counselors and is already accepting students and families into her counseling practice. Karen brings with her seven years of admission counseling experience at Brown University, where she worked in the Alumni College Advising program, which has […]

High School Course Selection

From the Desk of Andrea van Niekerk, College Admission Counselor….. As an admission officer at a very selective college, perhaps the most common question I had to field was this: “Will colleges care more about my grades or about the rigor of my course load?” At colleges such as Brown, with ludicrously low admit rates, […]

College Goals Presentations in London and Paris – March 2019

It’s that time of year again! College Goals’ university admission counsellor Andrea van Niekerk will travel to London and Paris in March to offer presentations about the American university admission process, with special attention to how to develop a strong US university application. Given the demands of the American university application process, students interested in pursuing higher education […]

Going Off to College

With no test preparation, college applications or school schedules to worry about, the summer after senior year is a wonderful moment of liberation! Thinking about the adventure ahead fills students – and their parents – with excitement and joy, but also more than a twinge of anxiety! What follows, therefore, are a few pointers to […]

Planning Your Summer with College in Mind

Are you a high school student (or the parent of one) who is wondering how best to spend your summer? What do colleges expect high school students to do during their school holidays? While summer is a great time to relax and recharge, it’s also an excellent opportunity for teenagers to show commitment, responsibility, passion, […]

Is Early Decision Right For You?

Early applications were initially intended to help students signal their commitment to their top choice school. Over time though, the early application system began to reproduce all the stresses and strains of regular decision, only earlier and for an extended application period.  Now there are a variety of early application choices: Early Action (open choice […]

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