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College Counseling Juniors: Staying Grounded and Focused on the Journey Ahead

Posted by Anna Barlow-Boesch on Apr 20, 2020 11:18:09 AM

Tabor is in the midst of its third full week of distance learning, and I feel the weight of just how much has changed since we all departed for spring break.

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College Office Shares a Blog from Tulane Admissions

Posted by Lauren Boucher, Associate Director of College Counseling on Mar 31, 2020 4:36:47 PM

Tabor’s college counseling team wanted to share this blog post by Jeff Schiffman, director of admissions at Tulane.

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Teacher Recommendations:  A Chapter in Each Student’s Story

Posted by Mary Kate McCain, Associate Director of College Counseling on Mar 18, 2020 1:37:44 PM
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You’ve Got Mail! - Teenage Communication in 2020

Posted by Tim Cheney, Director of College Counseling on Jan 21, 2020 1:36:59 PM

I once suggested to one of my students that they call an admission office to clarify a detail about an upcoming visit they were planning. You would have thought I was asking them to donate a major organ or just told them they would not be able to graduate from high school. You know the look. Bemused. Incredulous. Paralyzed. Snap out of it, kid, it’s a just a phone call, I thought to myself. I make calls all the time for any number of reasons to an assortment of people on campus and off. But that got me thinking about the whole concept of communication, raising some essential questions. Is it reasonable to expect teenagers to communicate as effectively as adults, or perhaps more importantly, in the same manner? 

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Sending Our Son Off to College

Posted by JJ Reydel, College Counselor on Dec 5, 2019 2:28:42 PM

Last year, I wrote a blog in which I described the various college tours I did with my son during the summer prior to his senior year at Tabor.

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Is Early Decision Really the Best College Application Option?

Posted by Anna Barlow-Boesch on Nov 18, 2019 3:27:48 PM

It was day two of the 2019 NACAC conference in Louisville, Kentucky and I knew the session “Early Decision: Who Really Benefits” was going to be packed. I, along with my colleagues from high schools across the country, grabbed a few last chairs, eager to hear what Kirk Brennan, Director of Admission at the University of Southern California and Jeff Schiffman, Director of Admission at Tulane University were going to say about the role of Early Decision in college admission. Given that this is one of the most controversial topics in the sphere of college counseling and admission, I knew there would be some thought-provoking information to gather. I was not disappointed.

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Insights into 9 Universities in Ireland, Scotland and England

Posted by Mary Kate McCain, Associate Director of College Counseling on Oct 10, 2019 2:04:14 PM

“One must travel to learn.”

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Student Engagement at College Trumps College Selectivity

Posted by Lauren Boucher, Associate Director of College Counseling on Sep 23, 2019 10:59:37 AM

Here’s a crazy statistic:  Seventy-five percent of the applicants to Stanford are admittable.  However, only five percent of these applicants receive a “You’ve been admitted!” letter or email.  

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Touring Colleges This Summer? Check Out These Four Hudson Valley Schools.

Posted by Chris Rorke, Senior Class Dean on Jul 1, 2019 2:05:31 PM

May is a beautiful time of year to visit the Hudson Valley, and I had the opportunity to take a quick tour of the area and visit four of the schools near Poughkeepsie, NY. Despite traveling only 39 miles between schools, it was amazing to see such a broad range of educational offerings.

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Should College Freshmen Choose Their Roommates or Go Random?

Posted by Anna Barlow-Boesch on Jun 5, 2019 1:23:44 PM

Let’s roll the calendar back 19 years to the summer of 2000. That summer found me eagerly anticipating my freshman year in college. As I awaited my mid-August departure, I remember questions running through my mind -- “What will it be like?” “What classes will I take?” “How difficult will my professors be?” and, most importantly, “Who will be my roommate?”

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An Open & Shut Case!

Posted by Tim Cheney, Director of College Counseling on May 14, 2019 12:50:36 PM

I had the chance to visit Case Western Reserve University in late January as part of a counselor fly-in program that afforded me the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at the university and the city it calls home.

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What’s the Role of a Parent in the College Journey?  Let It Be an Opportunity, not a Chore

Posted by Mary Kate McCain, Associate Director of College Counseling on Apr 26, 2019 9:17:15 AM

I received a call recently from a junior parent, asking, “What should I be doing right now?” It was a simple question, but I knew what was behind it. How do I help? What is my role?  

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