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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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College Freshmen: Avoiding the Pitfalls
Aug 29, 2014 2:44 pm
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(Written by Lori McCormick)

It is Back to School season! College freshmen and their families are checking off their "to do" lists before loading up the... More
Tour Ends! LMU, Pepperdine, Mount St. Mary’s, Otis, Santa Monica, CSU Fullerton
Aug 27, 2014 5:05 pm
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(written by John Raftrey) The final blog post in the series.

Faith Based Schools – Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and Mount St. Mary's
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On Tour at Selective Schools: Chapman, La Verne, Redlands, Whittier
Aug 25, 2014 6:29 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey) The fourth in a series

Finally today we get to four very good colleges where the student with A's and B's can get into! Do not confuse... More
On Tour - The Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: Occidental, Pitzer, and Scripps
Aug 21, 2014 10:22 am
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Today we visit the highly selective small liberal arts colleges (SLACS) Occidental, Pitzer and Scripps. Pitzer and Scripps complete the Claremont Colleges Consortium... More
Touring the SoCal Elites:UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna
Aug 18, 2014 8:48 pm
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(written by John Raftrey) The second in a series.

The Elite schools in Southern California all have admit rates under 20%, making admissions to them a virtual... More
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The dress code
By Jessica T | 26 comments | 2,039 views

September food and drink goings on
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,422 views

College Freshmen: Avoiding the Pitfalls
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,224 views

Camp Glamp
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,106 views

Council election, and then some.
By Stuart Soffer | 5 comments | 482 views