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Class of 2020 College Signing Day

It's no question that the Class of 2020 is one that will be remembered throughout history. Their high school careers are ending in a way that no one could have ever predicted, and their college journeys are beginning on a path that is still being paved in the wake of COVID-19. 
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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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Teen Talk: Navigating Holiday Conversations

Depending on where you are in the college process, the holidays are either the most wonderful - or the most dreadful - time of the year. Maybe you’re an early decision student, visibly full of relief that all your applications are submitted, but internally still anxiously awaiting decisions from all of your schools. Maybe you heard back just before Thanksgiving that you didn’t get into your top ...
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Resilience from Rejection: A Student Perspective

Maybe you’ve experienced rejection before. Like, a so-called friend playing with someone else on the playground? Or being turned down by the person whom you asked to the dance? Or maybe not enough people liking or sharing your social media post? No matter what form it comes in, rejection stings.
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Parenting Through College Rejection: A Parent Perspective

As a parent, there are few things worse than knowing your child has been rejected in some way. Whether the rejection comes from a person, a sports team, an audition, or a college, it cuts deep. In fact, we’re biologically programmed to protect our kids. Though, when it comes to college denials, your protection will look a little different.
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