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September College Search Guide
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September College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz September is usually still warm even as it marks the beginning of the fall season and, for decades, it meant the opening of a brand-new school year.  But slowly, the start of the school year began to inch earlier; in some districts, students were on campus…

July College Search Guide
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July College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It’s the middle of summer and temperatures are soaring in the triple digits. I hope you and your children are finding fun ways to beat the heat. Summer was traditionally when teen-agers found jobs flipping burgers at fast food joints, cashiering at retail stores, or working as…

June College Search Guide
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June College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz  June typically marks the end of another school year.  In my days, the onset of summer meant taking a break from the harried pace of schoolwork, extra-curricular activities, and academic clubs events.  But increased competition to gain admission to very selective universities has forced teens to…

March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s spring time! And most students are also on spring break. It may well be a welcome respite for your children, a time to recharge as they head towards the end of the school year. While it is an opportunity for them to relax, it is also…

February College Search Guide
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February College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Freshman Your children are well into the second semester of 9th grade and are now fully engaged in the academic and extra-curricular life at their school.  They should continue focusing on maintaining good grades, or if their first semester marks need improvement, now is the time…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Freshman Typically, the beginning of the year marks the halfway point in the school year. First semester grades would soon be released, if they had not been sent out yet. If your 9th grader’s marks are not great, he/she would need to use the second semester…

December College Search Guide
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December College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz The cool weather is settling in and some scattered showers are occasionally breaking up the otherwise cloudless blue skies. Children are eagerly anticipating the Christmas season and winter break. As we head towards the end of the year, some students are finishing up on the first…