The Montclair Dispatch College Counseling Series-Part 2

The Montclair Dispatch College Counseling Series-Part 2

This is part two of a six-part series discussing the college process.  All advice and instruction are provided courtesy of Barbara Gottesman, whose company, College Help! Organization and Advising Services has helped hundreds of high school students in Montclair, Glen Ridge and surrounding towns and counties over the years.   She helps navigate the application process, […]

The Montclair Dispatch College Counseling Series-Part 1

The Montclair Dispatch College Counseling Series-Part 1

This is part one of a six-part series discussing the college process. All advice and instruction are provided courtesy of Barbara Gottesman, whose company, College Help! Organization and Advising Services has helped hundreds of high school students in Montclair, Glen Ridge and surrounding towns and counties over the years.  She helps navigate the application process, […]

Keep Calm and Avoid the College Craze

Keep Calm and Avoid the College Craze

By the end of June every year, around 650 to 700 students from Montclair High School (MHS), Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA), and Lacordaire Academy graduate from high school, and look ahead toward college. And that number does not include Montclair students who attend high schools outside of the township, such as Seton Hall Prep, Saint […]

Corinne Connor’s ‘College Apps Made Easy’ Makes College Applications Easier for Everyone.

Corinne Connor’s ‘College Apps Made Easy’ Makes College Applications Easier for Everyone.

Local Mom and Entrepreneur Corinne Connor makes college applications easier for everyone through her College Apps Made Easy program. Transcripts. Essays. Extracurriculars. Career interests. Academic skills. These are just some of the elements that factor into the typical college application. The process is stressful and overwhelming, especially for busy high school seniors and their families. […]

Stressful Seniors

Bad news for all the juniors out there currently slogging through the treachery of junior year: it doesn’t get any less stressful come senior year. In fact, it kind of gets a little bit worse.

Stressful Seniors

Stressful Seniors are the new epidemic. Senior year is a lot more stressful than many members of the class of 2014 anticipated. While the year brings glorious events like graduation and senior prom, it also ushers in a whole mess of anxiety and stress thanks to the college application process. “College applications really [stink],” says […]