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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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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
When to start thinking about college when you aren?t thinking about college
Aug 7, 2014 9:43 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 16,397



(Written by Lori McCormick)


In my two previous posts, I wrote about the importance of preparing for college when students are in their last two years... More
Community Service Helps You, Too
Jul 22, 2014 10:16 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 12,203

(Written by John Raftrey)

There are many altruistic, ethical and religious reasons to help your fellow man. This blog post is based entirely on a student's enlightened... More
When to start thinking about college - Rising Juniors
Jul 12, 2014 7:45 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 15,213

(Written by Lori McCormick)


In my previous post, I focused on the point at which rising seniors should start thinking about college. If you did not get a chance... More
Road Trip to Oregon Colleges
Jul 2, 2014 6:35 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 21,318

(Written by John Raftrey)

A few weeks ago I spent time touring five Oregon colleges with a busload of independent college counselors with the Higher Education... More
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