February 2012 - College Admissions Strategies

A tale of two college visits

Feb 28, 2012

This past President’s Day weekend I followed the advice I give to students and families – “trod the sod”. It’s time to get off the computer and get on the campus. I visited two colleges and it was truly a tale of two cities --...

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Tool estimates education's cost

Feb 21, 2012

Whenever I've written about financial aid issues, it's always been directed toward high school seniors, but a new tool in the marketplace has been developed that assists families of high school underclassmen predict the cost of college. The "Net Price Calculator" (NPC) was designed in accordance...

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Don't drop a course and pick up trouble

Feb 7, 2012

It's the beginning of February, and while high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are bearing down, first semester is over and the pressure is off for seniors. Seniors who applied Early Decision (binding) or Early Action (nonbinding) have already heard from colleges and, if they've...

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