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Parent/Family Weekend Advice

For all of you parents whose high school seniors are busy completing their college applications, here is something to look forward to next year: Parent Weekend. Almost every college and university now has a Parent/Family Visiting Weekend usually in the fall of freshmen year. These weekends are often chock-full of activities for parents and can [...]

2018-09-13T17:00:13+00:00November 16th, 2014|College Visits|Comments Off on Parent/Family Weekend Advice

Should I send it: Terrific advice from Tufts office of admissions

Many high school seniors confront the issue of whether they should add certain information to their applications beyond what is directly requested in the applications.   This is not usually necessary and may not even be helpful.  There are some situations, however, when supplementing your application with extra information is a good idea - as [...]

2020-01-17T15:22:15+00:00November 1st, 2014|College News|Comments Off on Should I send it: Terrific advice from Tufts office of admissions

Still Time To Improve Your College List

We know that many of you high school seniors are overwhelmed with college applications and keeping up with all of your class work.   The good news is that application deadlines are approaching and soon the waiting will begin.   You still have some time left, however, to finalize your list and make sure that you have [...]

2018-09-13T17:00:13+00:00October 20th, 2014|College News|Comments Off on Still Time To Improve Your College List

Some Experts Advise Starting College Process As Early As Freshmen Or Sophomore Year. Here is why:

Interesting article in New York times click here to read.  Contact Launch College Counseling to get your college process started early.

2018-09-13T17:00:13+00:00September 18th, 2014|College News|Comments Off on Some Experts Advise Starting College Process As Early As Freshmen Or Sophomore Year. Here is why:

Free On-line Resources for College Essays

For high school seniors, the college application process is well under way.  It is not too soon to get those applications completed.  Getting at least one application out of the way and in early can lead to an early acceptance and a great sense of relief.  If you are like many seniors, you are no [...]

2018-09-13T17:00:13+00:00September 12th, 2014|College News|Comments Off on Free On-line Resources for College Essays

Parenting Advice from the Front Lines: How to LAUNCH your new college student.

In my role as a family therapist, I am often asked how much contact is “best” between parent(s) and their college freshman once their student begins their freshmen year in college. This is a tough question and is very much dependent on your relationship with your particular child.   As most parents recognize, each child communicates [...]

2018-09-13T17:00:13+00:00September 7th, 2014|College News|Comments Off on Parenting Advice from the Front Lines: How to LAUNCH your new college student.

Check out this innovative new group of college rankings …..

We have all seen countless lists of college rankings and are very familiar with their flaws.    Still, everyone with an opinion on college seems to want to take a stab at the college ratings game.   While we at Launch realize that the usefulness of these lists are somewhat limited, PBS, is compiling some more [...]

2018-09-13T17:00:13+00:00August 29th, 2014|College News|Comments Off on Check out this innovative new group of college rankings …..

Why Consider A Small Liberal Arts College?

Liberal Arts Educations? Is it still worth it? As high school seniors and juniors start to focus on the types of colleges that are most appealing to them, it is timely to address the question that is so often discussed these days: What is the value of a liberal arts education? Many high school students [...]

2018-09-13T17:00:13+00:00August 25th, 2014|College News|Comments Off on Why Consider A Small Liberal Arts College?

2nd Successful Essay Workshop

Launch College Counseling received excellent feedback for yesterday's College Essay Brainstorming Workshop. Students  represented 4 different area high schools and  all actively participated in generating great ideas for their common application essays.  One participant commented that "she liked the intimacy of the small group atmosphere and felt very comfortable".  Another commented "that the workshop was [...]

2018-09-13T17:00:13+00:00August 19th, 2014|College News|Comments Off on 2nd Successful Essay Workshop

Commmon Application Now Online

Today the 2014-15 Common Application is now available online.  Time to start the college application process!  Simply go to the Common Application and register by creating an account.  Launch College Counseling is here to help you with the college application process.

2018-09-13T17:00:13+00:00August 1st, 2014|College News|Comments Off on Commmon Application Now Online