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MOST RECENT: Getting Great Teacher Recommendations

Posted on 09/21/2022, by Dr. Ellen Fithian to Parents of 7th and 8th Graders, Parents of 9th Graders, Parents of 10th Graders, Parents of 11th Graders, Parents of 12th Graders

Getting Great Teacher Recommendations

Who Needs Teacher Recommendations?

Many colleges with healthy acceptance rates employ streamlined application processes that do not require teacher recommendations. However, when colleges have more stellar applicants than places in their freshman class, they can't accept every student who has taken rigorous courses and earned great grades and…

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College Search Error #2: Wishful Thinking

Posted on 06/07/2022, by Dr. Ellen Fithian to Parents of 7th and 8th Graders, Parents of 9th Graders, Parents of 10th Graders, Parents of 11th Graders, Parents of 12th Graders

College Search Error #2: Wishful Thinking

To avoid wishful thinking, do a reality check on each of the colleges on your teen's list.

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College Search Error #1: Slapdash Searching

Posted on 05/18/2022, by Dr. Ellen Fithian to Parents of 7th and 8th Graders, Parents of 9th Graders, Parents of 10th Graders, Parents of 11th Graders, Parents of 12th Graders

College Search Error #1: Slapdash Searching

It's complicated, so for best results start early.

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Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Posted on 01/20/2022, by Dr. Ellen Fithian to Parents of 7th and 8th Graders, Parents of 9th Graders, Parents of 10th Graders, Parents of 11th Graders, Parents of 12th Graders

Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Popular summer programs often fill up early, so start looking now.

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In 2022, Be a Better Parent!

Posted on 01/03/2022, by Dr. Ellen Fithian to Parents of 7th and 8th Graders, Parents of 9th Graders, Parents of 10th Graders, Parents of 11th Graders, Parents of 12th Graders

In 2022, Be a Better Parent!

In the new year, mellow out!

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