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The Angular Student: Use Your Strengths to Stand Out in the College Admissions Process 

Join Lisa & Beth at
Westfield High School
Cafeteria B
Wednesday, February 7 
at 7 pm

Hosted by WHS PTC Gifted Education Comittee

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January, 2018
5 Tips For Planning a College Visit
As many families are planning college visits, we have 5 tips for a planning a college trip:  
  • Review the Academic Calendar 
  • Identify Your Options 
  • Determine Your Needs 
  • Make a Reservation 
  • Plan the Trip
Click for the full article:   Tips for Planning College Visits.

As you begin planning your college visits for Spring Break, you'll want to make sure that students are on campus. Here are two websites that list many college's spring breaks.

Springbreak.com and click "Dates" to see a list of many college's spring breaks. 

LD College Visits

For a student with learning differences, finding a college with the necessary accommodations and academic support services is important to his/her academic success. Services at the post-secondary level vary widely and can be grouped into three categories: minimal, moderate, and comprehensive program.
  • Minimal Services
  • Moderate Services
  • Comprehensive Program

Click here to read more about these services and planning your college visit for LD students.

Sending Midyear Reports

Now is time to put in a request to guidance to send your midyear report.  Schools may also request additional information. 

Click to read: Sending Midyear Reports.  


Study Tips for Major Exams


Here are some tips to help you do your best during exams:

  • Organize and Plan Ahead.
  • Determine your needs.
  • Create a "Distraction Free" Zone.
  • Take an Exercise Break.
Click here to read more about Study Tips for Major Exams
Seniors:  Please continue to update us on the status of your applications. Be aware of financial aid deadlines and as always, contact us with any questions.
Juniors:    Please send us feedback on any college visits or test scores so we can continue to refine your list. If we have not met already, please schedule your College List Personal Needs Assessment to develop your list.
Sophomores:  If you haven't already, please schedule a meeting to discuss classes for next year and summer plans. Also if you want to start testing the waters and visiting some colleges to get a sense of what you like and dislike, let us know and we'll map out a plan.

Lisa, Beth and Abby
College Bound Mentor, LLC 

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