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Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough
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Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough

By Lucy Benton, Guest Contributor Of course, your college application essay is not enough to get accepted. Just look at Harvard’s 2018 admission statistics: out of 39,506 applicants, only 2,000 got accepted. Clearly, not only your application essay is at play here. College admission is a holistic process that involves a lot more than meets…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Winter break is over. I hope your children got the opportunity to de-stress, enjoyed time away from school, and just delighted in being teenagers. The years between middle and high school aren’t that long and once gone, will never come back.  Give your children the chance to…

October College Search Guide
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October College Search Guide

  The road to college for a better future By May S. Ruiz High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports, campus clubs, all compete for their time. To add to that, they have to make sure they get excellent marks in their courses and on the standardized tests….

Monrovia High School Offers Expanded College Counseling Program
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Monrovia High School Offers Expanded College Counseling Program

College Counselor, Amanda Ghezzi, meets with a family during the four-week registration period.  – Courtesy Photo By May S. Ruiz Kirk McGinnis, principal at Monrovia High School, grew up in this neighborhood.  He is very familiar with the San Gabriel Valley’s reputation as a family-oriented area where parents take pains to send their children to…

September College Search Guide
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September College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz September is usually still warm even as it marks the beginning of the fall season and, for decades, it meant the opening of a brand-new school year.  But slowly, the start of the school year began to inch earlier; in some districts, students were on campus the…

August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Summer break is close to an end for some kids; August usually heralds the start of another school year.  If your children are heading back to class this week, I hope they had the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor the lull because they are now…

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