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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

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

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

The Cover Letter – For Seniors!!!!

Hey Class of ’18 - Some of you have already sent out ED and EA applications to meet 11/1 and 11/15. I hope the rest of you are closing in on the target date I suggest of December 1 to get all your regular decision applications out by. (* and ** - see below) I've mentioned to many of you [...]

By |2019-06-21T20:02:25+00:00November 15th, 2017|Parents|1 Comment