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Add College Campus Visits to Your Spring Break Bucket List

Adding a campus visit to your spring break travel plans can be fun and productive, even if you have never visited a college and college application time is a long way off. For those resisting already, let me address your objections, one by one: There aren’t any colleges we’re interested in where we’re going (Even better! No pressure to make any big decisions then.) My child is only in 7th (8th, 9th, 10th grade) (Perfect! It’s never too early to…

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Liberal Arts Colleges Explained and Thoughts on College Fit

Are you conducting your college search to find the right fit? Recently, US News and World Report ran an article by a reporter named Josh Moody with helpful insights on liberal arts colleges. Read the article here. Below, I offer my perspective on the article, liberal arts colleges and types of colleges in general when it comes to your college search and finding the right fit for you. Moody’s article is honestly one of the best I’ve read regarding liberal…

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College Planning Priorities and What You Need To Do Now Grade-By-Grade

Another school year is winding down. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors, here’s what you need to do this summer and next school year to put your best foot forward for college. In this article, we’ll use the term “rising” to indicate the year of school you’ll be going into in the fall of 2018. For instance, “rising sophomores” are those students who will enter their sophomore year of high school in the fall of 2018. Rising Sophomores Focus on Solid Academic…

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7 years of college…down the drain! How to Graduate in a Reasonable Amount of Time

Most American college students don’t graduate in four years. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, only 60% of college students graduate “on time” at the institution from which they began their college education, and the number of years used for this calculation is actually six instead of four. (The author of the statement above, Bluto Blutarsky from “Animal House”, may have been very close to graduating but he was at least one year beyond “on time” status.) Lower…

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Holiday Survival Strategies–Your College Conversation Playbook

From a football perspective, we’re in the Playoff Push. From a holiday perspective, as a college-bound senior (or junior, or sophomore), you may be anticipating trick plays coming your way in the form of college-themed questions from well-meaning relatives. Remember one of my fundamental rules. DELAY THE DECISION. “National Decision Day” isn’t until May 1st. With very few exceptions, that’s your deadline for choosing a college if you’ll be a freshman in the fall of 2016. But that won’t stop…

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