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Archive for the ‘admissions’ Category


Are You Considering an Independent College Advisor?

  With all the ins and outs of college prep, it’s becoming more and more common for parents to hire and independent college advisor to help with the process. But how do you shop for someone you can trust? Are all advisors the same? What type of questions should you ask? This decision can be a costly […]

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College Rejection Meltdown

  We’ve all been there. We don’t want our children to be rejected. When someone rejects them, it cuts us to the core. How could anyone reject my sweet little girl? How dare that college turn their admission request down! But some parents take it too far. They call. They write. They beg and plead. […]

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Step-by-step Guide for a Killer Essay

This post originally appeared on WorthPointe, a Dallas based financial group, and was written by a former Brown University football player, graduate and commencement speaker. His advice should be helpful when writing the college essay and scholarship essays. ________________________________________________ All selective schools and and nearly all scholarships have more qualified candidates than they have admissions […]

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Tips to Prevent Having an Offer of Admission Withdrawn

Towards the end of high school, it’s normal for students to look forward to college life with excitement. Preparation for admission by students and their parents commences around this period. Withdrawing a college admission offer is uncommon, but it occurs. It can crush a student’s spirit and lead to starting the admission process all over […]

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3 Artificial Intelligence Tools to Help with College Prep

  Today’s guest post is from GoSchoolWise, a new website offering free tools to help with college prep. Is this school a good fit for my child? Do we have a balanced college list? How much will college cost us? If these are the questions you are asking yourself, there is good news. A smart […]

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10 Steps to an Affordable College Education

  How can you assure that your student receives an affordable college education? I received this comment on one of my blog posts from a parent: I am so unprepared. I had no idea about the steps I should have taken. My daughter officially started class yesterday and I am struggling to figure out how […]

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College-What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Then

  Today my daughter turns 35. It seems like yesterday we were visiting and applying to colleges. Since then, she graduated with a Bachelors and a Masters in Marketing. She has two wonderful boys and the life she always hoped for. From the time she was small, she dreamed of going to college in Boston. […]

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How to Talk to Your Student About College

Do you have 2 minutes? Two minutes is all it takes to heat up a microwave dinner, brush your teeth, or make your bed in the morning. We all have two minutes. Knowing that our lives are crazy and hectic, Adam Blumenthal of the College Planning Network has created two minutes videos to help parents answer […]

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Straight Talk on College Admissions from 21 Experts

  It’s important for parents to stay informed about the college admissions process. Fortunately, there are so many opportunities for you to gather valuable information without leaving home or paying for expensive college prep advice. Sonia Lal, M.Ed., a former Harvard interviewer and founder of Ivy League Potential LLC. organized the telesummit “Your Child’s Best Future: […]

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The Path to Your Child’s Dream College

  If you think about it, getting your child into the right college is essentially the final step of parenting. Don’t get the wrong idea here; we’re not saying that your job is over once your child attends college. For one thing, you’ll almost certainly still need to pay for their tuition. However, rather than […]

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