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By John Raftrey And Lori McCormick

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About this blog: We are writing this blog to give practical advice to students and parents, to reflect on issues affecting college admissions, and to provide a platform for a robust community discussion on post-secondary choices. We occasionally f...  (More)

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Early Decision Blues
Dec 15, 2014 4:09 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey)

If you got rejected by Stanford on Friday or the University of Pennsylvania today, this blog's for you. Nothing I can say will make... More
New York City College Tours - Part One (Pace University and St. John’s)
Dec 4, 2014 9:43 am
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(written by Lori McCormick)

I spent three days touring New York City colleges this past October. In those three days, I visited five colleges: Pace University,... More
Quick Check List for UC Applications
Nov 21, 2014 4:38 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey)

1) Double check all your spelling. Do not misspell your parent's occupation as one of my students did.
2) Match your classes with... More
Why I love community college
Nov 7, 2014 10:12 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 4,058


(Written by Lori McCormick)

Guaranteed admissions (with a GED or high school diploma), affordable tuition ($46 per unit), 112 campuses to choose from, ... More
Gunn Student Posts Video on Student Deaths and Stress
Nov 5, 2014 8:36 pm
Comments: 35 | Views: 9,464

Gunn senior Martha Cabot's YouTube video comments on the recent death of a classmate and offers insight into what makes high school stressful. Video has gone viral... More
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Why I Became Active in Palo Alto Forward
By Steve Levy | 12 comments | 2,368 views

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,027 views

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By Erin Glanville | 32 comments | 1,301 views

Death with Dignity
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,168 views

Water Torture
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 432 views