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Bridging the Gap: How a Year “Off” Can Be a Year “On”

Even before COVID-19 forced the likelihood of online college this fall, many American high school students were considering a pause between walking the stage at graduation and decorating their college dorm rooms. — By Robbye Fox

A Message to High School Seniors

To put it bluntly, this sucks.

You have every right to be mad, sad, anxious, and even a bit depressed about what’s been lost of your senior year to a virus named for a beer.

How to teach a child to reset after a bad day (without fixing their problems for them)

Sometimes, says Robbye Fox, an independent education consultant and certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP), “the child may just want to vent.

The college-admissions scandal rattled rich parents. But will it change …

At a gathering of college consultants, Wendie Lubic, a consultant based in the Washington area, heard a colleague tell about advising a family …

Social Connection – Is There Really an App for That?

Social connection – the sense of being understood and genuinely belonging within a group – has been identified as a major contributor to a healthy, fulfilling life. It’s a “chicken soup” for our physical and psychological well-being, — By Robbye Fox

5 Tips for High School Juniors

DC School Hub — September 2018

The most important task all underclassmen can do is to focus on schoolwork. Colleges look closely at junior year courses and grades and want to see you on an upward trend this year. Don’t wait until it’s too late — By Robbye Fox

Upcoming Events

Application Completion Sessions

Summer before senior year is a great time to get started on the Common Application and Coalition Applications, which combined are accepted by nearly 1,000 colleges nationwide.  Small group application completion sessions can make the process a lot more efficient, fun and motivating for rising seniors.

Sessions will be offered in Olney, DC and Kensington, MD.

  • Small group workshops (no larger than 5 students) will take place in Northern Montgomery County (Olney) the weeks of June 17-22, July 23-27 and August 27-30. Afternoon and evening sessions will be available that focus on both the Common and Coalition Applications, based on students’ needs.

    For more information or to reserve a space, contact Robbye at or 301-466-9712.

  • For sessions in DC and Kensington, MD, please email and you will be notified about dates and costs.

College Lady House Parties

Curious about the College Admission process and what it entails?

If you are willing to invite 5-10 families to your home, we are happy to come and present information and answer questions about applying to college at no charge to you or your guests. No hard sell, just solid information that you can use! (Hosts receive a discount on our services).

We have a few upcoming House Parties scheduled, so if you can’t host, but want to attend one, we are happy to ask if one more person can attend.