Getting Started with Applications Early!

Every November, we get some from international families of seniors seeking application assistance. Sacre bleu! Mamma mia! Or as my mother-in-law says, “Maria Petruchka Petrovna”! No, mi amigo, you must start early! We strongly encourage students to do most of their application work during the summer before their final year of high school. They don’t […]

The Seed, the Sapling, and the Sequoia

My favorite time of year is when winter dissolves away and I begin my search for the magic and beauty that is Mother Nature and the emergence of new life. It inspires me in my work with students, and it also humbles me to know what little control we can have over those things that […]

Explore Your Passions Through Arts, Athletics, and Extracurriculars

Share Your Story Engaging in the school application process is exciting, but can also feel like an intensive process. Beyond the academic discoveries on your visits, you will also want/need to explore all those things that make schools so special, including the arts, athletics, and special programs and opportunities. Students do not need to be […]

5 Mistakes Parents Make in Athletic Recruiting

Kim Chorosiewski, Ed.D., CSCS, CMAA Believing the hype about how good your child is or is not Assuming that your child will “get” recruited Grades don’t matter if the student-athlete is good enough The club or high school coach will do the work to “connect” the coaches and student-athlete If my child does not want […]

Proper Balance Between Specialization and a Holistic Experience

The beauty is finding the right fit, the natural fit. To be perfect, you have to feel perfect about yourself. This quotation from NY Times best selling author Rick Riordan best describes my experience as a presenter and attendee at the Small Boarding Schools Association Conference in Florida last week. The sentiment mirrors the mantra […]

Finding Wisdom in Knowledge

W.I.N. for Athletic Recruits W.I.N. is a simple but powerful acronym that comes from the famous Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz. It stands for ‘What’s Important Now?’ As student-athletes roll into summer, the checklist for W.I.N. items is simple, but equally meaningful and important. We already know that the “secret” to recruiting is NOT […]

Alex Clark’s Post-Graduate Year Perspective

When I was first accepted into college in 2009, I was thrilled. I had gotten into my first choice school, Elon University in North Carolina, and felt like I had accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish during my high school career. However, as the summer months came to a close and my departure for Elon […]

The Role of the Post Graduate (PG) Year in Preparation for College

Not Just For Athletes Anymore I have worked with many PG students who have eventually declared the PG experience as essential to their growth and success. These students are young women and men, some student athletes, who have chosen to commence to another challenge before taking on the new world that is the college experience. […]

McMillan Education Consultant to present at SSATB Annual Meeting and Conference

McMillan Education consultant and recruiting specialist Kim Chorosiewski served as a presenter at the SSATB Annual Meeting and Conference in Orlando, Florida on September 20th. Check out her presentation on Managing the Student Athlete here: Identifying and Managing the Student-Athlete Throughout the Educational Process- From Middle School through Secondary School to College Kim presented with […]