Articles by Miriam Engel

Get Involved: Exploring Extracurricular Activities Colleges Want to See

Colleges aren’t just interested in what you do in the classroom, but what you can bring to their school as a whole person. Find out how you can get involved in your school now so that you can show the college of your dreams that you can be an asset to their school too. And you might have a lot of fun in the process!  Read More…


Summer School Programs: It May Not Be What You Think

Enrolling in a summer school program can really improve your chances into getting into the colleges on your list by improving your transcript and gaining invaluable experience. And they’re often a lot of fun! Learn more about summer school programs and if they’re right for you.  Read More…

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Miriam Gardner-Engel is the Head High School College Guidance Counselor at American College Counseling, Inc. (ACCI), a nationally recognized college counseling company that guides students and families through all aspects of the college admissions process. Go to for additional information, or call 1-866-ASK-ACCI for a free consultation.