Entries by Vanessa Hamilton

Going to College Abroad

Sometimes we get questions from parents that just need a blog post. If one parent has this question, we bet a hundred others do, too! We were asked about students going to college abroad—in this case the focus was on the United Kingdom. While costs, practices, and systems vary widely depending on the country your […]

Self Reported Academic Record and Your Child’s College Application

Typically, a complete college application includes some variation on these items: the application itself, test scores, an official transcript, essay, school profile, fee, and recommendation letters. In 2020 (more than in the past), we have been hearing about requests for the Self Reported Academic Record (SRAR) or the Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR). The SRAR […]

Taking a Year Off from College: What Do I Do Now?

Taking a year off from college can happen in any year. Students want to take a gap year to explore, build skills, or gain life experience. Maybe they need to take a leave of absence for personal reasons. In 2020, a common reason for investigating this option is COVID-19. No matter the reason…the question often […]

College Application Deadlines – When Is It Due Anyway?

COVID-19 Update: The Class of 2021 needs to pay careful attention to college application deadlines in these current times. Some colleges are delaying deadlines used in the past to allow for testing to take place. Always refer to the college’s website for the application and scholarship application deadlines. Some in the world of college admissions […]

State of Ohio Graduation Requirements: Demonstrating Readiness with Diploma Seals

Ohio high school graduation requirements have several facets that students need to complete including fulfilling curriculum requirements, meeting competency requirements, and demonstrating readiness for the steps after school in order to receive their diploma. For the classes of 2021 and 2022, you can find the details here. For the classes of 2023 and below, you […]