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Keeping It Real: Taking the Myth out of College Admissions

Type in “College Admissions” in the search bar on the internet and you’ll likely get thousands of results! It’s no wonder parents and students alike are stressed about applying to college. Sometimes, the hardest part of college admissions is just navigating the information. And while there is plenty of good information out there, there are … Continue reading Keeping It Real: Taking the Myth out of College Admissions

It’s Finally Here! Test Tips to Survive the Big Day

You have prepared and studied for months and now the time has come to actually take the SAT/ACT test.  Here are some last-minute test tips to get you across the finish line.  The Night Before Take A Break – That’s right. No studying. Call your parents in to read this right now if they are having a … Continue reading It’s Finally Here! Test Tips to Survive the Big Day

Having the Money Talk: 8 Key Questions Every Family Should Ask

You may have asked a lot of questions, but have you had “the money talk”? Large research university or small liberal arts college?  City school or rural school?  Close to home or out-of-state?  As counselors, we talk about finding a school that’s the right “fit” academically and has an atmosphere that suits the student.  But.. … Continue reading Having the Money Talk: 8 Key Questions Every Family Should Ask

Why Getting Into Top Colleges Is So Difficult

Gaining acceptance to top colleges or universities has become increasingly difficult, despite the best efforts of well-meaning parents, who believe that attending a top-tier college or university sets up their child for life. They engage in an intense competition of making sure their child gains admission to elite institutions. In some cases, this has meant keeping … Continue reading Why Getting Into Top Colleges Is So Difficult

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