Tag: College Admissions

August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I hope your children got the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor the lull because they are now once more face-to-face with the realities of high school life. High schoolers in the San Gabriel Valley confront exceedingly fierce competition. Students here: get perfect SAT scores; have 4.0…

July College Search Guide
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July College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We’ve enjoyed mild climate so far but May gray and June gloom are rapidly being replaced by summer weather. We, in Pasadena and the rest of the San Gabriel Valley, are used to soaring temperatures in the triple digits and many of us are looking for ways…

June College Search Guide
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June College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz The mere mention of college applications is enough to cause apprehension among parents and high schoolers. To say that the process is a complicated one to navigate is a spectacular understatement. Frantic parents are now deeply involved in the process that should have been between their children…

April College Search Guide
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April College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz You’d have to be living under a rock if you hadn’t heard about the college admissions scandal that unfolded a few weeks ago. Some of the most highly regarded universities were implicated in a coach-bribing scheme which parents were resorting to to get their children accepted. It…

June College Search Guide
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June College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz  June 21st is summer solstice, marking the beginning of summer. Most high schoolers have recently graduated, or are about to graduate. When I was in school the onset of summer meant taking a break from the harried pace of schoolwork, extra-curricular activities, and campus club events. But…

May College Search Guide
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May College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Your kids have reached the homestretch! Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade. Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their high school career and spend the last remaining weeks…

March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We’ve been getting a bit of late winter weather the past few days but the calendar says it’s March. So spring shouldn’t be far behind and students are looking forward to their hard-earned break. It would be a welcome respite for your children, a time to recharge…

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