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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

Comment on the recent College Admissions Scandal

Check out Frank Bruni's NTY's editorial from yesterday entitled: "Bribes to get in to Yale and Stanford?  What else is new?" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/opinion/college-bribery-admissions.html I've been preaching this reality for years - when it comes to college admissions the emperor has no clothes. And is a hypocrite to boot! The only "newsworthy" portion of this latest scandal is the blatant illegality of [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:07:05+00:00June 5th, 2019|Seniors|0 Comments

April Rant For Seniors: Final Decisions and the Meaning of Life…from the College Guy

Hey there sports fans - there’s plenty of time left before the May 1st deadline for depositing but make no mistake -  it's a-coming. Some of you have made your final decision and already sent in deposits. Others are still lingering over the indecision chasm, either for want of a clear preference or for need of additional money.  This email is for those students [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:07:22+00:00June 4th, 2019|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

May College Guy Rant for Juniors: upcoming deadlines for June Subjects Tests and the ACT

Hi Juniors - won’t be long before summertime and easy living, and after that like the hungry caterpillar you’ll metamorphose in to a senior! How about that?! (And if that sounds strange to you try being one of your parents: it seems like yesterday my senior daughter was starting kindergarten!!) Hope everyone’s groovy and not overly stressing about all [...]

By |2019-06-13T15:54:37+00:00June 4th, 2019|Juniors|0 Comments