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Getting better is better than just getting done.

My wife noticed this phrase on my bulletin board at my office and asked, “Who said that?” I said, “I did.” She was really impressed. For about a minute. Then she asked, “Yeah, but who said it first?” (Sigh. smile.) I put this phrase on my bulletin board to remind me of my mission with each and every student, and of their mission as they push forward toward college and into full-fledged adulthood. Getting better is better than just getting done. Perseverance,…

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Sometimes the journey is the destination plus 3 more things a parent can learn from college visits that have nothing to do with college.

Hi, it’s Hilary. The college planner’s wife, and guest blogger for the week. Tom asked me to put together some thoughts about a recent trip our son Jack and I took to visit colleges on the east coast. On this whirlwind journey, we visited Boston (Berklee College of Music), New York (City College of New York and SUNY-Purchase) and North Carolina (UNC-Asheville). And while in North Carolina we visited some cousins in Raleigh. We interspersed college tours with great sight-seeing and…

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4 ACT Twisdoms That Will Surprise You

“Twisdoms” . It’s the latest social-media-inspired snigglet (made-up word). Twisdoms are tweetable (short) wisdoms about a particular topic. I have a few to share about ACT test prep. The truth is, sharing ACT wisdom is best done in more than 140 characters, so anytime you want, schedule a free one-hour consultation with me and get your questions answered. In the mean time, read on. Most families I work with start working with me the spring semester of their student’s sophomore year.…

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Paying for college when one size doesn’t fit all

How to pay for college is an issue that keeps parents awake at night, and students, too. As a college planner, one of the things I encourage students and their parents to do sooner than later is to have a discussion about, “Who’s paying for what and when?” when it comes to college. College money talk causes the most stress and is one that can be the most difficult to talk about. But it doesn’t have to be. Here I’ll share…

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What benefits can I expect from ACT Test Prep classes

About this time of year, high school juniors, some sophomores and even a few panicked seniors are thinking about the ACT. Questions like “When should I take the ACT?” or “What score do I need to shoot for on the ACT?” come up a lot. The one we’re going to address today is, “What benefits can I expect from ACT Test Prep classes?” Smart consumers want to know what they’re getting for their investment. As a student you deserve to…

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