Tips on Time Management for the New School Year

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Get back in the swing of things with these time management tips! A new school year is around the corner, and we hope that this one will allow for kids in classrooms and on sports fields rather than in pajamas and on Zoom! As regular school days and extracurricular activities pick up again this year,… Read more »

2021 Early Application Acceptances

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021! As we noted earlier this month, this has been quite the year in admissions. We’ve seen unprecedented application pool increases and record-low early admit rates. With our strategic, layered approach to application timing, our goal is for all of our clients to have good news by the end of… Read more »

College Interview FAQ

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Tools to help you succeed in college admission interviews A strong interview can be a big plus in the college application process—a chance for you to share your interests, your personality, and your excitement about the colleges you’ve chosen. Now that the college application season is underway, we wanted to share our answers to a… Read more »

Advanced Placement Exam Deadlines Approaching

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Make Sure You are Signed Up!   Although the timeline may vary depending on the school you attend, many students planning on taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the spring of 2020 need to be signed up for those exams by mid-November 2019.  Typically, students do not sign up themselves, but instead their schools sign… Read more »

Writing College Essays that Count

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  Spotlight on New Undergraduate Majors Throughout the college essay and application process, we think a lot about how you can make a lasting impression by differentiating yourself. But it is important not to forget that colleges are trying just as hard to impress you: to stand out from other schools by highlighting unique strengths,… Read more »

Five Things to Consider When Planning Your Summer Activities

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  Planning for summer activities!   It’s the dead of winter, so of course you’re thinking about summer! Many students ask us how their summer activities fit into their overall educational planning. Here are five suggestions from the Marks Education Counseling Team: Time to give back: Summer is a great time for service work. Wondering… Read more »

Meditation Three-part Series: Part Two

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In our second part, Sarah Newport talks about her favorite meditation app, Calm.   The benefits of meditation can’t be overstated. Studies show that regular meditation practice reduces stress, anxiety and other mental health issues such as phobias, depression and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. It promotes positive thinking, increases attention span and focus, reduces memory loss, fights… Read more »