2017 College Admissions – Decision Time

2017 College Admissions – Decision Time

May 1st is the deadline for college decisions and therefore the stress is growing across the nation as students determine with some helpful guidance of their parents the right college for them to choose. We try to highlight the best advice and to put it into context...
Countdown to College – Admissions Tips

Countdown to College – Admissions Tips

Admissions Tips – Some New and Old Reminders The tips below are excerpts from Countdown to College: 21 ‘To Do’ Lists for High School by Valerie Pierce (Reprint by permission from the author.) Much has changed since she first published her suggestions...
Assessing Campus Security

Assessing Campus Security

While your child may be eager to visit colleges to check out the dorms, the study and athletic facilities, the food and the social atmosphere, what shouldn’t be overlooked is the level of security provided on campus. Most high school students would not rate this...
College Admission Rates – A New Discussion

College Admission Rates – A New Discussion

Today’s column by Frank Bruni in the New York Times should make all college bound families pause and think.  Just consider the opening statement “Cementing its standing as the most selective institution of higher education in the country, Stanford...

New SAT Scores & PSAT Scores

The Examiner published a useful review of the challenges facing students who have recently completed the PSAT in preparation for the new SAT. Nancy Griesemer’s article is careful to describe the new effort by the College Board “as part of the redesign and...

Countdown to College – Admissions Tips

Admissions Tricks The ‘hot’ college that everyone in your class wants to go to will be harder to get accepted. Too many applicants from one school can cut down your chances. If there’s a school you want to go to, keep your mouth shut! Colleges give...

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