Smart College Visit Mentioned in Back-to-School Guide
Sep01

Smart College Visit Mentioned in Back-to-School Guide

Thanks to Nancy Berk for mentioning SCV in her recent interview in Organize! magazine’s Back-to-School Guide. In the interview, she stressed the importance of touring campus and suggests students begin by “visiting local colleges and universities so that teens can get a feel for size and location preferences (city versus rural) without putting a dent in the family finances.”

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College Bound and Gagged Goes Hollywood

February 13, 2013 In October 2011, we were thrilled to be among the first to announce the release of Nancy Berk's new book,  College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get Into a Great College Without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind. Today, we're equally thrilled to announce that College Bound and Gagged makes an appearance in Tina Fey's new movie Admission which opens in theaters...

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8 Parenting Resolutions for Academic Success
Jan01

8 Parenting Resolutions for Academic Success

I’m often approached by panicked parents of high school students. Some are worried about their children’s college potential. Others are searching for ways to give them “an edge” in the competitive college admissions process. It’s never too late to support our children, but resolving to foster learning skills and opportunities throughout childhood is the best way to give your child an academic advantage. Below are 8 parenting...

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College Commencement Prep: Michelle Obama
Apr07

College Commencement Prep: Michelle Obama

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. Smart College Visit’s Z. Kelly Queijo sent me a “Woo Hoo” email when she learned her beloved alma mater Virginia Tech would be welcoming Michelle Obama as its 2012 Commencement Speaker. I was impressed and happy for the deserving institution, but I wanted to make sure Kelly was ready for a presidential encounter should it happen. What if she bumped into the First Lady totally unprepared? As a parent who...

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Don’t Stress – it’s just the Night Before SATs

Parents of college-bound teens and SAT test prep counselors know all too well the challenges related to getting teens prepped for the SAT, especially when it's Friday night, the night before SATs! Author and humorist Nancy Berk shares her take on that timely (and often dreaded) event in the following video excerpt from her book–College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get Into A Great College Without Losing Your...

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College Mom Minute February 2012
Feb27

College Mom Minute February 2012

Parents: Got a minute? Click to play audio tip: Rain Date –Stormy College Visits Previous tips this month: Parental Pressure –Caution: Obnoxious...

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