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Posts Tagged ‘planning for college’


Should You “Follow the Money” When Choosing a College?

  I’ve said over and over again to parents, “You’ve got to look at the statistics when it comes to paying for college.” Before the list begins, before the college visits start and before the applications are completed, you MUST know how much it costs and if you can afford to pay for it. You […]

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Don’t Let the Wrong Things Stand in the Way of Your Child’s College Dreams

  What are your student’s college dreams? There are many reasons your child may not get into a specific college—but you should never be one of them. Sometimes it simply comes down to other applicants being more qualified—whether that be through grades or extracurriculars, maturity level or how admissions officers feel a student will jibe […]

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The Summer Before Junior Year of High School (10 Tips for Moms)

  Your student’s junior year will begin in the fall. It’s time for you and your teen to sit down and evaluate goals to make sure you are on-track for the college application process. As you go back through all the grades, papers, awards and accomplishments you will be able to see your teen’s progress […]

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The Summer Before Sophomore Year of High School (10 Tips for Moms)

  Not much advice is given for the sophomore year of high school. It’s almost as if it’s not an important year in high school. But it is. Every year in high school is important if your child wants to move on to higher education. Your teen has jumped in and is now a “seasoned” […]

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Tips for making the transition to college easier

Savoring the last few months of high school education, your student may get the ping of fear in the back of their mind to find the right college. Researching and applying to colleges has most likely left your student with stress, excitement and anticipation of the future. Whether your student searched for colleges with online […]

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Is your student unprepared for college?

As parents, we want our students to excel in everything that they do; this desire for excellence culminates for most parents at high school graduation. Your student studies, works hard, completes all the graduation requirements and you anticipate that they are prepared for college. But is your student really unprepared for college? Should we be […]

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FREE “Plan for College” Videos

When we see the word FREE, we automatically ask ourselves, “What’s the catch?” The promise of FREE usually includes statements like “pay shipping and handling” or “a small subscription cost”. This time FREE means FREE! My good friend and colleague,Paul Hemphill, is offering to my parent and student readers the opportunity to get his time-honored […]

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