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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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National Decision Day
May 1, 2019 9:56 am
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(written by Lori McCormick)

Today is National Decision Day!

What this means is that today is the deadline for high school students to commit to their college.... More
Operation Varsity Blues
Mar 14, 2019 7:24 pm
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(written by Lori McCormick)

Considering recent news around, Operation Varsity Blues, the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the Department... More
Harvard changes Advanced Standing program
Mar 1, 2019 11:00 am
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Farewell, AP and IB college credit.

Starting in fall 2020, Harvard University will no longer recognize pre-matriculated credits from student's high school... More
College Tours
Feb 18, 2019 9:26 am
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(Written by Lori McCormick)

With spring break college tour planning underway, parents and students, here are some questions commonly addressed during college... More
Summer Programs – the Pros and Cons
Jan 31, 2019 3:16 pm
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(Written by Lori McCormick, Marc Thompson and Rebecca Bjorklund from College Advising Team)

Colleges across the country offer an assortment of pre-college programs... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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