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Kristina Dooley

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The Impact of Coronavirus on College Visits and Decisions

For most of our Estrela families, the months of March and April are typically focused on prepping for spring break college visits or, for our high school seniors, Accepted Student Days on the campuses to which they've been admitted. In the wake of the quickly spreading COVID-19 (Coronavirus), many U.S. colleges are canceling all on-campus programs for current and prospective students. So, what ...
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Ultimate List of Questions to Ask When Evaluating Engineering Programs

  Is your child thinking of pursuing a degree in engineering? Before spending too much time running through the standard admission information Q & A, it's important to know that there are many questions that are engineering-specific that you and your child should be asking. We crowd-sourced our independent college consulting colleagues in both IECA and HECA to see what questions they recommended ...
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The Varsity Blues Scandal: Thoughts from Our Founder

Dear Estrela Families and Friends, This week, the world of college admission took a hard blow with the news that a significant cheating scandal had taken place involving many wealthy families, college coaches, and celebrities. Our team at Estrela, while disgusted by the unethical actions of those named in the current lawsuit, is holding its head high today. While some may be questioning the work ...
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Why Choosing a College Is Like Buying Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year, folks. That’s right...Girl Scout Cookie season is here! I had the pleasure some time ago to attend a talk during a conference given by Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, the largest council in the United States. After listening to her inspiring talk about the effect Girl Scouts has had in creating young entrepreneurs with their cookie ...
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7 Topics to Talk About With Teens This Holiday Season (That Don’t Include the “C” Word)

Kristina Dooley November 21, 2018
It’s the most wonderful time of the year...for most of us. For high school seniors anxiously awaiting admission decisions there’s one topic they hope you’ll avoid at the dinner table: College.
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