Welcome to A+ College Consulting's blog! I'm Maruta, your guide in all things related to the college admission process. I hope that you enjoy reading my thoughts, opinions, and advice on applying to colleges and universities, and that you find my ideas helpful.
Plan on checking back regularly for new posts on a variety of topics that I care about, such as tips on how to keep your stress levels down during the application process, why I think the corporatization of higher education is detrimental to students, new trends in college admission, and best practices when it comes to writing that all important college application essay. I'm excited to share my knowledge and experiences in college admissions and academia with you, and I encourage you to leave comments.
Before I sign off for this entry, a quick teaser for the next blog post: this week, from September 14th-September 16th, Boston will be taken over by swarms of high school guidance counselors and college admission officers from all over the country to participate in this year's annual NACAC conference (NACAC stands for the National Association of College Admission Counselors, by the way). I'm thrilled to be attending, and I plan on posting about my experiences during this 3-day intense experience. In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about NACAC and what they do, check out their website: www.nacacnet.org/ .
Maruta Z. Vitols is an independent educational consultant in the metro-Boston area. When not helping students achieve their dreams, she enjoys hanging out with her dog, exploring new places with her husband, and doing yoga.