Support your child in following their passions By Vinnie Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, UCEazy Top ranked colleges seek “unique” or “special” students, because they desire independent thinkers. In my experience, unique students are created when parents can bring themselves to do the following: 1. Guide their children on finding their passions 2. Support children in […]
Take as many as you can handle with the consideration of the following: 1) Don’t add additional AP classes just because it looks good on a transcript. What looks good is spending your time on high-impact, meaningful activities outside of one’s high school campus. 2) Don’t add AP classes if there is a high probability […]
The GPAs you use to apply for private, non-UC/CSU schools are different from the UC/CSU GPAs. Trying to figuring out how to calculate the UC/CSU GPA is frustrating! I have worked with parents that have doctorate degrees in physics who cannot figure it out. So, let me try to break it down in 400 words […]
People always laugh at me when I say the college process is like dating. But after 10+ years in the industry, I still agree with my analogy. In fact, I think it only gets better with time. Here are a few snippets so that you can see what I mean: Your Expectations… You have certain […]
We have a question from one of our repeat #askfriday participant. I love it when we have repeat participant. The question: Here is another question. This is about picking a major. A counselor advised us to choose a major like History and then after your freshman year at college, transfer to Computer science ( both […]
What does it really mean to have a college be a “Good Fit” for you? Good fit is highly subjective. That means you have to do some investigating on what you actually want and are looking for from a university. Before I knew what a “Good Fit” school was for me, I had my ideas […]
The following post is a true personal story from one of our college counselors…. It’s a hard topic to cover because so much of this choice is based on individual situations. So, I am going to use myself as an example. I am the eldest of 4 and the first to attend college. My parental […]
This is Shari, one of UCEazy’s college counselors. She’s been a college counselor at public high schools for over ten years. During that period, she has counseled students in the areas of college admissions, financial aid, college grants and scholarships, college essays and other application requirements.