May College Guy Rant for Juniors: Testing, Summer Plans, and College Preparation in the COVID Age

Hey Class of 2022 students (and their proud parents), Greetings from Gary the College Guy! Most of you know who I am (presumably that’s how you found your way to my mailing list) but for those who don’t I’m a certified guidance counselor who’s run my own business called College Placement Services in Portland, Maine (office located on St. John [...]

By |2021-05-27T15:51:30+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Juniors, Parents|0 Comments

College Guy’s October Rant – Gear up your College Applications!

Hey seniors and parental units, Here’s another CGR comin’ at you like a Gerrit Cole four-seamer (GO YANKS TONIGHT!) - keep yer eye on the ball and pay close attention cause there’s a lot of stuff in here you can use. There’ll be a PART TWO coming shortly - exclusively for parents and guardians concerning the October 1 availability of [...]

By |2020-10-02T15:55:55+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments

LIVE from the Pandemic Front!!!!

Hey boys and girls, moms and dads, school teachers and related pooh-bahs. Gary the College Guy here. My oh my, aren't we in the midst of a proverbial feces-storm? Hey listen, though none of us can say “been there, done that” w/r/t our current situation, I know this much is true: …the weather is mostly great… …the sun’s gonna keep [...]

By |2020-08-21T14:17:05+00:00August 20th, 2020|Parents, Seniors|0 Comments