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This week’s column:

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Transferring has become a bit of a hot topic in the current Covid-world. Transfer to a smaller private college that is closer to home and has in-person classes. Transfer to an in-state university where at least if you're learning...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies I know we're all tired of constantly being reminded just how different 2020 has been, but think about just HOW different it has been for college freshmen. They visited colleges, researched a variety of schools, made their final lists,...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies While some college students are resting comfortably upstairs in their parents' homes, others have been on campus, living in dorms and having a semblance of a traditional college experience. What happens if they're not happy? Not happy living at...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies “Stealth applicants” is the term colleges and universities use to refer to those students whose first communication with a school comes via their admissions application. Essentially, these students haven't shown any interest in the school via webinars, virtual tours,...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies This year, considering a Gap Year is a hot topic of conversation. Many parents are reluctant to pay private school prices of $70-80,000 per year or even public university fees of $25 - $50,000 annually and have their child...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies November 1, an important college application deadline, is almost upon us and the stress in many homes with high school seniors is almost palpable. Here are some tips to make the last part of the application process run a little...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Soaring student debt, it’s a hot topic. Presidential candidates are talking about it and that’s because the average debt of a senior graduating from college is nearly $38,000. Student loan debt in 2020 is now $1.56 trillion in the United...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies When students are writing their "Why this college?" essay, they need to convince the admissions office that the college is a great fit for them. How students do that is up for interpretation Robert Cronk, one of my faithful readers...

By Lee Shulman Bierer WHY US????????? Why is the “Why this college?” so important? Colleges care why students put their college on their list and many colleges incorporate the “why?” question into their applications. While most students find themselves having to write a variety of essays for different...

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