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HOW TO APPLY TO COLLEGE DURING COVID-19, ACCORDING TO 5 EXPERTS

Brainly

The virtual world still allows for several ways to get to know colleges according to Jenn Curtis, an educational consultant and author in Orange County, CA. . .“Students can take virtual tours that are posted on schools’ websites and also via virtual tour websites like campustours.com. Lots of colleges and universities are also offering live guided virtual tours and even including  Q + As with Deans of Admission. There are also many virtual college fairs going on right now, which are often free. Participating in them allows students to listen to roundtables on topics of interest to them, learn about major and minor opportunities, and ask questions of admission officers. Another easy approach is to identify the student’s regional admission officer, which can be done in the Admission section of a college’s website, and email that individual with specific questions about the school. Many students are intimidated by that approach at first, but answering questions about the school is what admission officers are there for!”

29 BEST NEW PARENTING BOOKS TO READ IN 2021

Book Authority

As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc., BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on recommendations by thought leaders and experts. The Parent Compass was named the #1 Best New Parenting Audiobook to Read in 2021 and the #5 Best New Parenting Book to Read in 2021.

THE PARENT COMPASS: NAVIGATING YOUR TEEN'S WELLNESS AND ACADEMIC JOURNEY IN TODAY'S COMPETITIVE WORLD

In an earnest and instructive guide, educational consultants Muchnick and Curtis offer strategies to help parents navigate their kids’ challenging adolescent years. The authors include anecdotes, input from experts, and their own observations as parents themselves (Muchnick is a mother of four, and Curtis of two) while warning parents to avoid overbearing parenting styles and to mind how social media and academic competitiveness place pressure on teens’ emotional health. . .

Publisher's Weekly

WHEN SAT/ACT SCORES STILL MATTER

Gannett//Gatehouse Media
By Melissa Erickson

As colleges across the country announce they are no longer requiring SAT and ACT scores or de-emphasizing their role for admission, students and parents wonder why they should bother with these standardized tests.

"The standardized test landscape is on the precipice of significant change," said educational consultant Jenn Curtis, owner of FutureWise Consulting and Co-Author of The Parent Compass: Navigating your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World, available mid-September. . .

DON’T FOCUS ON COLLEGE RANKINGS LISTS, WHICH ARE MISLEADING AND EASILY MANIPULATED BY COLLEGES

LA Times

By Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis

When the college admissions scandal news broke, we called one another in extreme concern, lamenting the crazy circus that our beloved profession has become as a result of a hyper-competitive college admissions landscape coupled with inappropriate parenting madness.

But alongside our shock, echoed by so many around the country, at overreaching parents who resorted to fraud and bribery to help their kids get into college, something more important—more positive—emerged from our conversation.

HOW TO HELP KIDS SPEAK UP FOR THEMSELVES IN SCHOOL

Niche

By Larry Bernstein

If you could simply wave a magic wand, what traits would you wish your child to possess? Confidence? Responsibility? Perseverance? Any of these would prove useful in life, but each of these is especially important because they enable a person to self-advocate, which is essential for independence. So when should a child be able to self-advocate?


. . .The ability to self-advocate needs to be developed. "Self-advocacy is a learned skill, and it takes time," says Jenn Curtis, MSW, an educational consultant and co-author of a forthcoming book on appropriately parenting kids through the competitive landscape of college admissions. . .

WHY ARE PARENTS STILL BEHAVING BADLY?

Medium

By Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis

Have we learned nothing from Operation Varsity Blues?


Considering the tremendous pressures placed on families due to Covid-19 school interruptions and modifications, one would think that—now more than ever—parents would want to prioritize their kids’ well being, not pile more stress onto their already stressed-out teens. But, in fact, the case is unfortunately quite the opposite. . .

SCHOOL STARTS, AND SO SHOULD COLLEGE PLANNING

As students get into the swing of things amid the hectic first few weeks of school, there are a few things kids should  be considering this fall to look forward to college.
There are many things to think about this fall, said Jenn Curtis. . .

Newport Beach Independent

By Sara Hall

ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL: WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS 2012

OC Business Journal

The Orange County Business Journal, the comprehensive news source for OC's industries and businesspeople, annually honors outstanding professional women conducting business in Orange County, California. In 2012, FutureWise Consulting had the privelege of being nominated for this prestigious award. 

HELP GETTING TO COLLEGE, AND BEYOND

Newport Beach Independent

By Cindy Trane Christeson

Two of the most common words that parents and teens use to describe the college-search process are: "overwhelming" and "stressful." Many people think that it is next to impossible to get accepted into good colleges these days, and that to help with admission, high school students need to try as many different activities as possible.


Two local women who are excited about changing those words and dispelling those and other common myths about college acceptance are Jennifer Curtis and Casey Emery...

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