Estrela Consulting Blog

Estrela Consulting Blog

Parent to Parent: Tips for College Visits with Your Teen

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Q&A With a Former Admission Director: What Are Colleges Really Looking For?

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New Survey Finds What Colleges are Really Looking for in Applicants

The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) released this month its ranking of What Colleges Look for in High School Students, based on an annual survey of nearly 2,000 independent educational consultants. While grades and standardized test scores are near the top of these annual rankings, a number of significant changes and surprises are challenging the assumptions about college ...
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College Signing Day 2018 Has Arrived!

It’s May 1st! Do you know what that means? It’s Save the Rhino Day? Frequent Flyer Day? Mother Goose Day? National Chocolate Parfait Day? School Principal’s Day? Ok, ok. All of those are correct but...most importantly in our world…
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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 a few months ago to attend a talk during the IECA Fall 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 ...
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