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Posts Tagged ‘college choice’


Looking Past the College Names and the Rankings

  When I talk to parents and listen to their stories about college prep, it’s hard not to be concerned. I’m concerned because it seems that college choice has become a competition–a competition among parents and a competition among students. It’s all about the prestige, the name, and the rankings and very little about the […]

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How I Helped My Daughter Choose College Over a Boyfriend

  I will never forget how it felt when my daughter announced, “I don’t think I will go away to college.” My stomach went into knots. My heart broke. My mouth dropped. Panic arose within every fiber of my being; but I didn’t speak. My mind was going in a hundred different directions; but I remained […]

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My Son’s Path to College Graduation Took 9 Years After High School

  This week, I will be sharing some personal stories and experiences of my own children’s path to college. I hope they help enlighten you and encourage you to help your college-bound teen. During his senior year of high school, my son applied to three schools: the Air Force Academy, West Point, and the Citadel. […]

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My Daughter Turned Down a Full-Ride Scholarship

    During this financial aid award season, several years ago, my daughter had to make a difficult decision: which college would receive her acceptance of an offer of admission. Of the many colleges she applied to, they included private colleges, state universities, and trade colleges. Some offered her financial aid, others did not. It […]

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Tips for Making the Final College Choice

  The college your student chooses will be his home away from home for the next four years and his extended family. His choice should take into consideration those two facts and many others. How will he (and you) make the final college choice? What do you do if your student has multiple offers of admission? Beyond comparing financial […]

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10 Criteria to Narrow Down Your College List

  There are over 4000 four-year colleges in the United States and another 1900 community colleges. Choosing a college can be overwhelming if you don’t narrow down the choices with this simple list of basic criteria. Once you’ve narrowed down the college list, you can get more selective and specific with your final choices. Here […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: The #1 Question to Ask Before Applying to College

  The new school year is beginning and high school seniors will be making that difficult choice: choosing a college. It’s certainly a process of eliminating the unaffordable ones, the ones that are either too far away or too close to home, and the ones that simply don’t interest your student. But before applying to […]

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The Freedom to Choose

Today is Independence Day and along with all the fireworks, barbecues and festivities, we should always reflect on the meaning of freedom. Our college bound teens would tell us that freedom means they don’t have to be under the constant supervision of parents when they leave for college. Our upcoming seniors would say freedom means […]

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Mom-Approved Tips: How Will You Make the Final College Choice?

  The May 1st decision deadline is approaching and families are anguishing over that final college choice. The college your student chooses will be her home for the next four years. It will be her extended family. Her choice should take into consideration those two facts. But how will you make the final college choice? […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: My Daughter Chose a College by Location

  Does location matter when it comes to choosing a college? For some students, it’s all about the location. For others, the location plays a key role in narrowing down the college list. My daughter chose a college by location: Boston. It was the number one factor on her college list. Where did we start? […]

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