Gary Canter

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April College Guy Rant for Seniors

“Yes I received your letter yesterday around the time the doorknob broke. When you asked me how I was doing was that some kind of joke? All these people that you mentioned, yes I know them, they’re quite lame. I had to rearrange their faces and give them all another name. Right now I can’t read too good don’t send [...]

By |2020-04-01T00:49:28+00:00April 1st, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

College Admissions in the time of CoronaVirus…latest rant for Juniors from The College Guy!

"…Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” (I’ve got a 1965 vintage Frank Quilici Topps baseball card I’ll give to the first person who can identify where the above is from - no googling allowed!) Holy Coronavirus Batman! Hope everyone’s staying healthy and happy, and being smart [...]

By |2020-03-19T19:52:21+00:00March 19th, 2020|Juniors|0 Comments

March College Guy Rant for Seniors: Chopped Liver, Acceptance Protocol, Financial Aid and Stalking the Wild Scholarship

Hey Seniors - greetings from the College Guy! We had a heat wave (mid ‘40s) today here in Maine, and so far have by and large avoided the rigors of a Maine winter. Plenty of time yet for snow to fall and temps to plummet, but as the days get longer we’re beginning to see harbingers of spring. And if [...]

By |2020-02-29T22:22:03+00:00February 29th, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

College Guy Rant for Juniors – Use Khan Academy to prep for the Spring SAT, and additional College Preparation words of wisdom…

Hey there members of the Class of ‘21 (and their parents), Greetings from Gary the College Guy! I’ve been busy with class of ’20 students but now that most seniors' applications have been “put to bed” you can expect to begin getting my periodic “rants" over the next year.  These emails are designed to pull your coat, tickle your fancy and put you [...]

By |2020-01-31T17:55:24+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Juniors, Parents|0 Comments

January Rant from the College Guy – the “Follow Letter”

Hey Seniors - greetings from the College Guy! Been a while since I’ve sent one of these to you so pay attention cause this will be long and contain a lot of useful advice. First things first - the College Guy has a new email address: [email protected] Due to an unexpected glitch with my Spectrum Cable and Internet provider my [email protected] email [...]

By |2020-01-22T04:08:46+00:00January 21st, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

August 2019 College Guy Rant: Begin your Common Application NOW!

Hey Class of 2020! In a scene from Steve Martin’s 1979 movie “The Jerk”, his nebbish-y character Navin R. Johnson runs pell mell down the street upon seeing his name in print for the first time (in the phonebook), declaring to anyone within earshot: “The New Phonebook is Here! THE NEW PHONEBOOK IS HERE!!!!” How times have changed. Who uses phone [...]

By |2019-08-04T16:38:41+00:00August 4th, 2019|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

June College Guy Rant: 10 Things for Rising Seniors to do this summer

Hey soon-to-be-Seniors (like the sound of that?!) and parents of same,Well, spring is finally here and true to form it’s nearly summer - gotta love Maine weather (or else why the heck are you living here??!!!). Graduations happening all around us (including my oldest from Deering HS - woot woot!), summer plans falling nicely in to place (one hopes), and [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:06:38+00:00June 5th, 2019|Seniors|0 Comments