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We are glad you are here – our blog offers practical advice and musings on all aspects of the college admissions process.  

How Parents Can Help with Application Essays

For parents helping students through the college application process, the admissions essay can be a challenge. A fairly open-ended assignment, it is intended to showcase a student’s individuality and add depth to their application. Therefore, it must be a personal story that demonstrates insightful self-reflection and character. Many parents are left wondering how they can…
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WUE: 5 Things You Need to Know

As well-known public universities grow increasingly selective, students are looking further afield to find the right college. But once you leave the comfortable confines of in-state tuition, those out-of-pockets costs start to climb! It’s no wonder families are excited to hear about the Western Undergraduate Exchange system, or WUE for short. WUE is an agreement…
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How to Start the College Exploration Process

As juniors are watching seniors get 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 worry if you aren’t sure what you want to do for a living or even what you would…
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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. On top of that, seniors still have to keep up their grades while they are…
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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 parents are usually the ones staying awake at night fretting over tuition bills, students can…
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When To Begin College Planning

I went on campus tours while I was visibly pregnant with my daughter, and always got the same comment from parents: “Wow, you’re starting early!” They said it only half jokingly, as if they wouldn’t be entirely surprised to find that I really was beginning the college search for an unborn child. So when should…
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What About Summer?

Gone are the days when teens spent their summers just relaxing – if you are a college-bound high school student, how you spend your summers, and other breaks from school, could have an impact on your college admissions. Admissions officers consider each applicants’ activities outside of the classroom to better understand their passions and character, and…
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