College Admissions Process

College Tours: When Is the Right Time?

By Christine Chapman, Educational Consultant It’s never too early to get out to visit college campuses, as far as I am concerned. In fact, I’ve been dragging my own kiddos around college campuses since they were little, even if it is a simple drive-by or drive-through of campus. I think that’s one of the reasons…

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Entering the College Process

By Alex Wojcik, Recent High School Graduate & Education Station Intern When does the college process begin? With the Common App? The SAT? That sweatshirt you wore as a toddler? Now that the process is over, I’m relieved to be done. I’ve found a community I’m excited to join. However, without some of the lessons…

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Hopkinton College Counselor Reflects on the HS Graduation Ceremony

Author: Christine Chapman, Education Station Founder and College Counselor As a college counselor who has worked privately for many years, and as someone who has also worked as faculty in a private school, I’ve attended many graduations—both as a participant and as a guest. This year, for the first time, I was honored to be…

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A College Counselor Processes Admission Decision Disappointments

Author: Sims Yun, Education Station Founder and Director of Academic Services and Tutoring So it was a tough week for people who do what I do for a living. The great celebrations of admissions decisions are always wonderful, but helping students and families manage disappointments is difficult and emotionally tears me apart. So, in the…

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