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Posts Tagged ‘college planning’


College Prep Stress: Into the Pressure Cooker

  I have a few friends whose sons are applying to college. The stress and the pressure students face regarding college is palpable. The question bears asking: How do you help your student navigate the process without adding your own college prep stress and pressure? Trust me; it’s not easy. Parents have their own kind […]

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Roadmap Planner for College Bound Students

  If you are reading this, most likely you are somewhere between 15 and 18 years old (or have a child of this age), trying to comprehend a large, obscure and scary monster called College Admission. You’ve probably already been told many bitty pieces of advice regarding this topic and are confused by the amount […]

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Key Questions to Ask Your Student Before College

  As a loving parent, aiding your child’s educational development is a priority at all times. Helping them gain the strongest foothold in college is undoubtedly the greatest support you could ever provide. Rather than forcing them, though, it’s imperative that your child gains the motivation and traits needed to do it for themselves. Here […]

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How to Help Your Student Prepare for College

  Part of my goal here is to help parents find the tools they need to prepare for college. In today’s post, I’m featuring a free site that helps your student choose a career and find the right college fit. As a parent, you most certainly think about your child’s future. You may see them […]

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3 New Years Resolutions You Should Keep

    I’m not, nor ever have been, a fan of New Years resolutions. I like the line from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, “I like the sound of deadlines as they go whooshing by.” That’s how I feel about resolutions. Not all resolutions are bad, however. Some (the ones that are logical and attainable) […]

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College Planning for 2016

  With the Christmas season upon us and students out of school, it’s a good time to look at what lies ahead and make some plans to hit the ground running in January 2016. First things first, take a look at scholarships with January deadlines. These should be at the top of your list to […]

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3 College Connections You Need to Make

    If you are considering college, or headed off to college in the fall, you should make friends with these people on campus: admissions counselors, financial aid officers, and current students. Why? Because these three groups of college connections can help you with all the aspects of navigating the college maze: 1. Admissions counselors It’s not […]

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A Parents Predicament: Balancing College and Affordability

  It’s every parents predicament: balancing college and affordability. How to do pick a best value college? This infographic from Money Magazine should help.  

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Filtering Out the Voices of Other Parents

  If you have a high school senior or junior you know the college pressure. Unfortunately, it’s not always with your student. Parents feel extreme pressure and they often feel alone with the feelings of inadequacy and dread. This is the time in your child’s life when the rubber hits the road. The last 11 […]

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Preparing Your Teen for College: Finding the Balance Between Well-Rounded and Burnt Out

  Today’s guest post is from Ryan Hickey, the Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge and is an expert in many aspects of college, graduate, and professional admissions. ______________________________________________________________________ It may seem like everyone you know is boasting about how their child effortlessly juggles advanced classes with guitar lessons, volunteering at the senior home, and […]

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