Entries by Cori Dykman

5 Things About College Roommates Incoming Freshman Ought to Understand

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 comfortable, but even the most […]

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 […]

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

This article by Steven Antonoff puts the college admissions scandal into perspective. Over the past 11 years our success has been based on knowledge, support, and encouragement of our students to empower them to be strong candidates. This has brought us excellent results as well as grateful families whose students stay at the colleges, and […]

Ethics in the Independent Education Consultant (IEC) Profession

On Tuesday March 12, 2019, a nationwide bribery and fraud scheme to help students gain admission to elite colleges and universities came to light.  This has shocked members of the Independent Education Consultant community and, I’m sure, many parents of students who are currently using or considering using a college consultant to help their son […]

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. […]

Financial Information and Scholarship Websites

Financial Information FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid portal, provided by the U.S. Department of Education. FAFSA4caster is a college cost forecasting tool that estimates your eligibility for federal student aid. StudentAid.gov has resources for learning about federal student aid, how to apply using the FAFSA, and get information on repaying student loans. A video that […]