Middle School as a College Starting Block
January 1, 2008
Is middle school too early to be thinking about college? Take things one step at a time, and have a game plan, says College Search Navigators, LLC’s own Diane Gallo. Diane was quoted in this April 11, 2009 article from The Record of Hackensack, published online at northjersey.com. The main thing to keep in mind is that the process is a continuum, and while college should not be the focus in middle school, it is not too early to think in terms of a philosophy of learning.
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Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!
While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.
In Memory of Diane Gallo
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our co-founder Diane Gallo. Diane, a beloved independent educational consultant who went above and beyond for the students she served and their families, will be greatly missed. She was a great colleague and friend to all. If you had been working with Diane, please reach out to her husband Michael Gallo with a written request for a refund of any monies that may be owed to you at 43 Hillside Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.
Did You Know?
With the number of applicants now using the Common App and the ease of submitting an online application (in the 2010-11 cycle, 1.8 million applications were submitted as of January 1, 2011), admissions officers are looking for more than just an application to make admissions decisions - you need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the school. The best ways to do this include visiting the campus, having a campus interview if offered, attending college fairs and completing the intake form for schools you are really interested in, attending any local events in your area sponsored by the college, and emailing the admissions counselors with specific questions about programs that interest you. These steps can help to differentiate you from the herd of "stealth applicants" who use the Common App as their sole contact with the school.
"The college application process can be very overwhelming for the student as well as the family. Our family had long discussions about which schools would be the best for our daughter to apply to. We were all rather stressed and confused when I luckily heard about College Search Navigators, and this was the best thing that ever happened to us. College Search Navigators made it all come together for our daughter in a very personalized way. All deadlines where met and all papers signed and now our daughter is off to a great university. I have to say that College Search Navigators helped us make it all happen. I highly recommend them. "Amnery C., mother of Natalie C., Class of 2015,
Loyola University Maryland