How to Start the College Exploration Process

As juniors are watching their senior friends get their college acceptances, they may be feeling some anxiety about starting their own college exploration process. We suggest that juniors start with some self-reflection. Is there a career you’ve dreamed about?  Don’t … Continue reading

College Admissions Decisions are Here – Now What?

Spring of senior year is an exciting, anxiety-ridden time for students waiting for college admissions decisions. Deferrals and non-admits are disappointing, seeing fellow students get accepted results in mixed feelings, and waiting for your own results is just plain hard.  … Continue reading

Advice College Admissions Officers Give their Own Kids

Who better than a college admissions officer to give you advice when applying to college? Of course, if you are a teenager, and that college admissions officer happens to be your mom or dad, it may be the last person you’ll … Continue reading

An (often) Overlooked Part of College Applications

As a college applicant, you will probably spend hours pouring over your essays and your apps, making lists of requirements and deadlines and studying diligently for tests. After all, you want to make sure everything you present to the colleges is … Continue reading

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

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

Conquering the College Fair

Spring is here and it’s time for college fairs! At these events, representatives from dozens of colleges set up tables, hand out promotional material and make themselves available for interested students and parents. Some fairs also include information sessions about … Continue reading