For the last three nights, I have been going home close to midnight.
Can you believe it, schools have not uploaded transcripts, recommendations have not been done....students remain clueless about the International Student Financial Aid forms and the Certificate of Finances. Hurry up, tomorrow the ship sails with the packages, and you are all still playing" footsies" with your college years.
SAT scores are out and students, willy-nilly, are depressed, elated, but I need to take action quickly. So give me your scores so that we can add or delete a few schools. Got it? Action must be taken.
Next week there will be no blog. So Happy 2016 with great decisions for all.
Happy Birthday, Calvin!!!!
The mailbag will continue right throughout the year.
As we wind down with a few days before Christmas, I see students running amok to capture the attention of guidance counselors and teachers for recommendations. Some have been asking their faculty members from the month of September. Is there a diabolical plot to not assist those going overseas?
Poor darlings, they tried, listened....and to no avail it seems..
WHAT GOES IN THE PACKETS FOR MAILING?
1. Financial Aid Forms and supporting documents.
2. Any artistic dossier
3. Awards documentation
4. Recommendations and transcripts for schools not on Common App.
EARLY ACTION DECISIONS- CONGRATS!
Many were so afraid to go this route. Why?
Michaela PASCAL - Colby College (full ride!)
Hakeem Angulu- MIT
Bianca Hall - University of Rochester (aid letter pending disclosure anon)
So, we are in the final stretches for the year. I am amazed that most, if not all, have their packets ready for mailing and have submitted their online applications. So proud of them, these organized students. Of course, there are those who are still lost in the woods....hurry up...schools close the latest next week, and some of you have no counselor letters, no teacher recommendations nor transcripts sent......noooo!
15 days to Christmas
What a year! Our Montego Bay Manager has a bouncing baby girl, our two interns, Najaye Wallace and Shanice Rerrie both got their visas in this week and are both off to college FIT and Stetson, respectively. Congrats, ladies. Also, I salute one of my dearest families, the Habibs who lost their dear Gabriel. I cherish the notion that a tree has...