Why Community College Could Be the Best Choice You’ll Ever Make

I’ll let you in on a little secret – although my career and business are dedicated to counseling students on 4-year college admissions, I started MY college education at a community college. And it was the best choice I ever … Continue reading

How Students Can Lower College Costs

If you shudder when thinking about financing your child’s education, you are not alone. With rising tuitions, and more students competing for limited financial aid, the cost of a 4-year education has risen dramatically over the past decade. And while … Continue reading

UC Admissions Gets Tougher for In-State Students

According to data from the 2014-2015 admissions season, Californian’s are facing even tougher admissions odds at UC campuses, while offers to out-of-state and international students are increasing. The number of Californians accepted to a UC campus dropped by about 1,000, … Continue reading

Who’s Reading Your Essay?

Here’s a visualization exercise I use with students before they start their admissions essays. I want you to imagine a college admissions representative. I’ll say it’s a woman in her late 30’s, but you can visualize anyone you want. It’s … Continue reading

Advice from the Other Side

I asked students and parents from the Class of 2015 to share their advice for students and parents about to begin the college admissions process. Who better to provide guidance than those who have just completed the journey? Here is some … Continue reading

Mastering Online Research

The Internet is a wonderful and horrible place for research. All the information you could ever want is right at your fingertips, but distractions abound – emails arriving, new stories on Facebook, the latest sports updates, just to name a few. To … Continue reading