Falkenberg Admissions Advising and Curreri College Counseling partner to offer college application workshops in Newport Beach, CA.
LAST MINUTE UC APPLICATION WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS ONLY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2016If you are a last minute procrastinator and need help with your UC application, this is the workshop custom designed to meet your needs. This workshop will be facilitated by Cathy Falkenberg and Karen Curreri, M.S. Call 310-613-5926 for details
TEN REASONS WHY FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES SHOULD BE SEEING A COLLEGE COUNSELOR
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2016 This lunch time seminar is designed for parents of eighth grade, freshman and sophomore students. Come join Cathy Falkenberg and Karen Curreri M.S. and find out why early preparation is the key to successful college admission outcomes
HOW LEARNING DISABILITIES OFTEN GO UNDIAGNOSED - THE IMPACT THAT OVERSIGHT HAS ON COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18,TH 2016
Parents are invited to join Dr. Michelle Matusoff, Karen Curreri and Cathy Falkenberg to find out more about learning disabilities. This workshop will also cover the special considerations students with learning disabilities must be aware of when preparing for college
THE RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Parents are invited to join Cathy Falkenberg, Karen Curreri, M.S. and a Division I NCAA Compliance person to learn special college admissions and recruiting considerations for all student athletes
CCC also offers the following services:
Executive Functioning Tutoring for students with ADHD and organizational issues
Hypnosis for performance anxiety
Advanced Classes for accelerated students
After school homework club for middle and high school students
Please call Karen Curreri (310-613-5926) firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathy Falkenberg (614-202-8047) email@example.com for more info
Congratulations to all high school seniors who submitted November 1 Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) deadlines! We celebrate with you and commend you for your hard work. Hitting the “submit” button feels great, but it doesn’t let you off the hook. This complicated college admissions process also serves to demonstrate that you are prepared for the independence and planning skills that a successful college career requires.
Here are your 5 essential To Do items:
#1. Work on your Regular Decision apps now! If the top college on your list does not make a binding offer of admission, or you did not get the EA result you wanted, you will have to submit the rest of your other applications in the beginning of January. Some ED and EA decisions don’t come until the holidays. Adding to disappointing news a long list of applications to complete can really put a damper on your winter break and unnecessarily add stress to the process.
#2. Keep your school college counselor in the loop. Communicate with your school counselor about the ED and EA results but also about the colleges remaining on your list…well before you leave for winter break. College counselors’ well-deserved break should not be spent sending recommendation letters and transcripts for students who did not get the work done on time. This is especially important if you are working with an Independent Consultant; while they may be available during winter break, they do not have access to your official transcripts or letters of recommendation.
#3. Stay in touch, but don’t over do it. If there are any significant changes to your academic profile such as a special local or national award, change in your 2nd semester schedule, or special circumstance that changes what was reflected in your ED and EA applications, you need to notify the colleges to which you have applied.
#4. DO NOT let Senioritis get anywhere near you yet! Focus on completing your entire Senior year on a high note, especially your first semester…if your grades slack below the level on which you were offered admission, a college has the right to revoke it.
#5 Don’t do anything stupid. Any disciplinary action against you must be reported by your school and can result in revoked admission decisions. Yes, Senior year should be a fun time spent with friends enjoying the last days of high school, but it can easily get de-railed by a criminal or disciplinary charge against you, and even an inappropriate social media incident.
Remember, as you tackle the college admissions process you are taking control of your future opportunities. Stay positive and proactive, and ask for help if you need it. If you are struggling to complete your applications by the deadlines give us a call or send us an email. We are here to help! Cathy Falkenberg: 614-202-8047 www.FalkenbergAdmissionsAdvising.com and Karen Curreri, MS: 310-613-5926 www.CurreriEducationalConsulting.com