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 […]
Time and time again, you will hear college admissions representatives say to “be yourself” in your college essays. I find that many of my students struggle with this because they RATHER be the student that the college wants to admit (versus being truly themselves). And, really, who can blame them? College admissions are high-stakes, and […]
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 […]
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.