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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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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
Feb 22, 2017 2:23 pm
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(Written by Lori McCormick)

The Common Application recently announced they made revisions and updates to their essay prompts for 2017-2018. Below are the new... More
508 Dreams Dashed at UC Santa Cruz
Aug 11, 2015 2:22 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey)

UC Santa Cruz has withdrawn their offer of admission to 508 students who were planning to attend the university this fall. The university... More
Visiting Philadelphia: Drexel, Haverford, Swarthmore and Villanova
Jun 12, 2015 8:39 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey)

All east coast college trips should start in Philadelphia. There are dozens of top colleges in the Philly area, and they have at least... More
WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
Oct 14, 2014 9:13 pm
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(Written by Lori McCormick)

For slightly more than the cost of a CSU, you can attend University of Arizona, Washington State University, Colorado State University,... More
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
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