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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 Visit: Lehigh and Lafayette
May 17, 2015 10:37 pm
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The following blog was written by my friend and colleague Christine Lee who is an independent college counselor in Kenwood, CA.- JR

My recent tours of Lehigh... More
Visiting Bucknell, Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, Gettysburg, and Ursinus
May 8, 2015 2:14 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 34,894

(Written by John Raftrey)
Recently I visited colleges in Central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia with members of the Higher Education Consultants Association, the... More
Are you taking a Gap Year?
Apr 20, 2015 4:13 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 16,240

(Written by Lori McCormick)


Have you considered taking a gap year? This isn't a question posed often to students but perhaps should be.

Often, students... More
The Verdicts Are In
Mar 31, 2015 2:02 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 14,101

(Written by John Raftrey)

At 2 pm (PT) today (Tuesday) the Ivies released their decisions after all the other schools had released theirs and the college acceptance... More
Self-Sabotage
Mar 22, 2015 4:55 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 14,366

(Written by Lori McCormick)

There comes a time in all students' college application process when they realize that things are about to get real. Really real.... More
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