Social Media & The College Application

Did you know that college admissions officers look at your social media? According to Inside Higher Ed, April 2018, a student’s social media is “fair game.”  Snapchat and Instagram are “in” and Facebook is “out” for teens these days, but there are many other platforms like Reddit, Pinterest, Tumbler etc. and each is a window […]

5 Ways to Get Better Test Results

Studies show these are effective ways to achieve better test results: Write your own study guide. It will help you evaluate the material and makes it easier for you to remember. Write down key points you need to remember for the test. Run it by your teacher. This way you’ll know if you are picking up […]

8 Programs Linked to Student Success

First-Year Experience First-year experience programs have been shown to improve Freshman retention rates. These classes bring together smaller groups of students with faculty with a goal of improving student success while focusing on a specific subject. This experience allows students an opportunity to immerse themselves in college life and get to know faculty. Students get […]

5 Things About College Roommates Incoming Freshman Ought to Understand

by Emilie Mobley, June 2019 1. College Roommate=Friend? Maybe, maybe not.  Surviving and thriving as a freshman can be rooted in maintaining a healthy roommate relationship. Your dorm room is your home, and the person(s) you share it with is an important part of your college experience. Some relationships seem to evolve naturally and are […]

Will You Be Able to Help Your College-Age Child in a Medical Emergency?

The HIPAA Privacy Rule Can Get in Your Way By Susan Feinstein, July 23, 2016 Important Documents Moms and dads who still think of themselves as protectors and advisers, even after their children become legal adults, often don’t consider the real-world implications of that milestone birthday. They and their young-adult children need to think about the […]

5 Things to Help You Succeed in College

By Lee Norwood 1. Your Attendance The easy peasy way to ensure success is to show up for class and sit in the front. This will help with focus! Your attendance is a strong predictor of future success. And at the cost per credit hour you are paying…it makes sense to maximize your time. 2. […]

Your Senior Survey & Letter of Recommendation

Your high school counselor can be a great ally in assisting you during the college application process. A Letter of Recommendation is one way your counselor can show support. So how does s/he know what to write? Apart from meeting with you, guidance counselors use your responses to the “ Senior Survey” to understand your […]

The Summer After Senior Year: What’s A Parent to Do? Breathe & Read…

The Summer Before Senior Year: What’s A Parent to Do? Breathe & Read… you just need a little guidance.

College Acceptances for 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! Each our students worked hard, followed the process, and as a cohort received over 3,000,000 in merit aid offers. It is such an exciting time in their lives and Annapolis College Consulting is proud to be a part of their bright futures. The colleges that they applied and were […]

The College Admission Scandal

Annapolis College Consulting is built on a foundation of knowledge and ethics and has been serving families for over 11 years. We are proud of our work and will continue to provide nothing less than the highest quality, professional college consulting. Lessons From The College Admission Scandal, by Steven R. Antonoff, PhD Bribes and phony […]

Ethics in the Independent Education Consultant (IEC) Profession

On Tuesday March 12, 2019, the news of a nationwide bribery and fraud scheme, commonly referred to as the College Admissions Scandal, came to light. This has shocked members of the Independent Education Consultant community and, I’m sure, many parents who are currently using or considering using a college consultant to help their son or […]

10 Things Any Student Can Do To Improve Their Success

The college process is complex, and you can’t control all the elements, but here are things that you should do to improve your success. Eliminate interruptions during study time. No calls, texts, emails, social media—nothing but you and the subjects. Stop activities that you don’t enjoy and will not add significantly to your college applications. […]

Essential Skills College-Bound Kids Should Know

Prepare for Independence: This is a list of activities students should know how to do before they leave home. The list is long, but not difficult so review and persevere. Sometimes they will have to learn by trial and error. Most of the items listed apply to all students, although some will not be experienced […]