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Options Solutions Guest Student Blogger – Roommate Drama – Part 2: “Three’s a Crowd”

November 27, 2012 by  
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New school, new friends, new town, new life! It can be a lot to handle all at once, especially when you add in the stresses of roommate drama. This is part two of the five-part series addressing the most common roommate dilemmas. Problem: Their boyfriend/girlfriend is ALWAYS over! Solution: Nothing is more uncomfortable than having […]

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NACAC – “Getting to Know the University of California” Luncheon

November 20, 2012 by  
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The NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) conference is the largest college counselling conference in the world. This year’s conference was held in Denver, Colorado. Options Solutions President, Melinda Giampietro has attended NACAC for the last five years and finds it invaluable for keeping up with the latest post-secondary trends, networking with university admissions […]

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SAT Study Plans

November 17, 2012 by  
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Options Solutions will begin group SAT prep in January, but while you’re waiting, explore the SAT study plan options available here. Whether you’ve already taken the SAT test once or twice and are looking to improve your scores in certain areas, or you are just beginning SAT prep and are unsure where to begin, the […]

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Meet Our Newest Team Members

November 16, 2012 by  
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Options Solutions is excited to welcome the newest member of the team, Cristina Jimenez, who will be overseeing office management while our current office coordinator, Terri Ellsworth, is on maternity leave. Cristina is happy to answer any inquires and help new and current clients with whatever they need. Our writing team is always expanding, and […]

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Writing Workshops at Metro Vancouver Schools

November 9, 2012 by  
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Options Solutions and local area PACs have partnered to bring Writing Workshops to several secondary schools in the Metro Vancouver area. On Tuesday, November 20, West Vancouver Secondary School will hold a Writing Workshop from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the WVSS Cafeteria. This session is limited to WVSS grade 12 students. On Wednesday, November […]

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Options Solutions Guest Student Blogger – Roommate Drama – Part 1: “What’s Lysol?”

November 7, 2012 by  
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You thought high school was over, but looks like the drama has followed you to university. Your roommate is driving you up the wall. You have no idea how you are going to spend six more months with this person. Your brain is about to explode. Have no fear, help is here! This is the […]

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SAT Accommodations: How and When to Apply

November 2, 2012 by  
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The College Board is committed to making the SAT test accessible to all students through their SAT Accommodations policies. If a student has a documented disability, they may be eligible for accommodations during test-taking sessions. Follow the steps below to receive accommodations: 1) Apply to the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities. Most students […]

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Common Application Changes for Fall 2013

November 1, 2012 by  
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The most surprising news from NACAC concerns a significant change to the Common Application, the online undergraduate admission application used by students to apply to nearly 500 different United States and international universities. The new Common App for 2013 will omit the “topic of your choice” essay prompt, a decision that has sparked debate among […]

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