Friday, August 24, 2018

Junior Kick Off

Juniors & their Families - College Advising Kick Off - annually in late August

Handout 1: what to do 1st semester to become a more competitive applicant
Handout 2: Tulane University tips specifically for juniors
Timeline of College Advising events

Next up: look for an email from Ms Coddaire in December to set up your 30 minute family meeting.
Find the 2020 hour-long recording of the program on the College Advising YouTube channel.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

UMass Lowell campus visit April 2018

I took a tour of the 3 campuses that make up UMass Lowell: north, south and east. North & south are just across the river from one another, and the east campus is a quick shuttle drive away. Many students live on east campus and have classes on north or south.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Junior Parents: College Info Night handouts (Feb 2020)

If you missed College Info Night for Parents of Juniors in Feb 2020, here are links to the handouts:


  1. Agenda for the info night.
  2. SAT Prep Course - sign ups begin Monday March 2, 2020
  3. Want detailed info on filing the FAFSA and what goes into the formula to come up with your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? 
  4. Middlebury College Top 10 Things to Know about Need-Based Aid
  5. Schools that meet 100% of demonstrated need and what does that mean exactly? (contact Ms Coddaire via email for this handout: college at cheverus.org)
  6. Two provocative articles: Fake News & College Admissions (like "no one is getting in anywhere") and Does Where You Go to College Matter?
  7. Map of the 27 Jesuit Colleges & Universities - http://www.ajcunet.edu/institutions
  8. Map of the Colleges That Change Lives - https://ctcl.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CTCLMap.2018.45members.pdf



Saturday, February 10, 2018

Loyola New Orleans & Tulane University

I visited Loyola New Orleans & Tulane University in January 2018.

Loyola New Orleans, a Jesuit university


 on St Charles Avenue in the Garden District, a pretty area of New Orleans with palm trees and street cars. They thought 55 degrees in January was chilly while I thought it was a welcome relief from a long Maine winter! Half of the 2500 student are from out of state. 85% live on campus.
 one of several quads