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By Lee Shulman Bierer I always believed that Hallmark was responsible for creating June’s catchy marketing moniker “Dads and Grads.” Just as Father’s Day gifts have thankfully moved beyond standard-issue ties, so too, can graduates expect something more creative than a Cross Pen or an over-sized...

THINK COLLEGE! 2 Summer Workshops in Mooresville, NC Lee Bierer, President of College Admissions Strategies, syndicated columnist, frequent guest on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins and Charlotte’s top independent educational consultant, will lead 2 workshops: 1 for juniors and 1 for seniors RISING JUNIORS WED – JUNE 12: 10AM –3:30PM Early...

By Lee Shulman Bierer Students must make a deposit at one school by May 1. The biggest question I get at this time of year is “how do we decide?”Being faced with multiple good choices is often as challenging as it is tantalizing. Here are some thoughts...

By Lee Shulman Bierer “Don’t just wait!!!” That’s my best piece of advice for any student that finds themselves on the wait-list of a college that really interests them. Colleges rightfully assume that you’ve likely made other plans if you don’t communicate with them to let them...

By Lee Shulman Bierer Families are about to load up their mini-vans and head for the airports and highways this week and next for the annual spring break campus visit blitz. Here are some last minute tips to help you make the most of your travels. Allow...

By Lee Shulman Bierer If this spring break is going to be your first stroll on a college campus since your own graduation day, here are four tips to avoid some rookie-parent campus visit mistakes. Remember, this is about your kids, not you. Your priorities for safety,...

By Lee Shulman Bierer My campus visit mantra is: “It is worth more than two hours of your time if you might  spend four years of your life there.”  I am a strong advocate for visiting colleges early and often. Nothing validates a student’s research more...

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