Entries by College Edge

How to Avoid Teenagers’ Most Common Summer Mistake

As winter finally starts to fade, and the dingy snow piles shrink down to reveal crocuses and other green wonders, I am always struck by how quickly the season passes. March snow storms have a way of making us feel like like summer may just not happen this year. Yet, at the same time, it […]

Fridge-Worthy Infographic: Requesting Teacher Recommendations

Your high school junior may be most focused on starting lacrosse season, winning the science fair, or finishing driver’s ed, but requesting teacher recommendation letters should also be on her radar. I put together this fun infographic for students last spring, and thought I should share it earlier this year. Print a copy and post in […]

Next Year’s Common App Writing Prompts Are Now Available!

The Common Application has recently released their official essay prompts for the 2018-2019 application year. I am pleased they have chosen to stick with last year’s prompts for the upcoming year. In previous years, The Common App has instructed: The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps […]

College with a Side of Candy

College Edge is planning a fun mini-expansion this spring and summer. We are going into the candy business! Not really…but the Murphy kids are planning a pop-up candy shop in the front of our office this summer. Our little Padanaram Village is becoming a busy seaside hub once again, and the kids are hoping to […]

Planning for a Great Summer

April showers seem like they are here to stay! But that also means summer can’t be too far away. People may already be starting to ask you, “So…what are you doing this summer?” For high school students, summer presents a unique opportunity to do something meaningful. Doing something meaningful should NOT, however, be yet another […]

Do You Need A ZeeMee Profile?

Have you heard of ZeeMee? If you are planning to apply to college in the next few years, you will! ZeeMee (www.zeemee.com) helps students collect and showcase their experiences to help them connect with colleges and supplement their applications. The ZeeMee tool has been around for a few years now, but its capabilities continue to […]