Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Continuing the series on the college process - Frank Bruni hits the nail on the head.

 "HERE we go again. At Harvard, Emory, Bucknell and other schools around the country, there have been record numbers of applicants yearning for an elite degree. They’ll get word in the next few weeks. Most will be turned down."

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Helping your college bound kids ask the best questions. This article is written by a college freshmen and provides some great ideas.

"And here's the thing, college tours are fantastic opportunities, but they tend to be just as shiny as the pamphlets they send in the mail. You'll see the newly renovated student center, the best buildings the school has to offer, freshly cut sprawling lawns and an impressive, yet slightly over-done with school pride, dorm room. It's up to the students (and maybe their parents) to see past all of it. Because, yes, it's great to fall in love with those things, but there's a lot more to a school than its tour experience. Here's what I wish I had asked when I was a high schooler." Alexis Zimmer

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Many families with high school juniors are launching into the college process this spring.  While it is an exciting time it can also be a very stressful process. Here is a great article to help pave the way.

"In the "good old days" of college admissions, parents would show up at my door during the summer before their child's senior year and ask for help with choosing colleges and getting in. Except in rare cases, it was assumed that it didn't really matter what a student majored in; somehow, someday everything would just work out. There were plenty of jobs for college graduates, regardless of their majors in college."
Even Middle School Parents Want Advice about College Admissions
What Employers Say They Want from College Grads
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