How to Complete a Great College Application: interview of Cyndy McDonald


Today you’ll meet an expert who helps high school students complete college applications that really stand out!

Here is the interview with Cyndy McDonald:

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Cyndy McDonald has over twenty-five years of experience as an independent college counselor, high school counselor, and middle school counselor. She helped found the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), a national organization for private college consultants. Cyndy also launched GuidedPath, a college counseling software that is now used by organizations throughout the world. As a first generation college student herself, she has a passion for helping students access higher education. She is currently involved in launching a non-profit organization, After Military Planning, to help active military and veterans explore educational options.

Highlights of this interview include:
How to decide whether to use the common app, coalition app, or universal app
How to explore different career options
How to take excellent notes in class
Important advice for first generation students


Interview with Cyndy

Yours in Success!

Sonia Lal

P.S. Cyndy recommends that high school students do job shadowing as a way to explore different career options.