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This week’s column:

By Lee Shulman Bierer High school juniors and a smattering of sophomores who took the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test) back in October, should be receiving their results any day now. Scores have recently been sent to high school counselors and are also now available online...

by Lee Shulman Bierer How much will it cost? More than you anticipated for sure, but evaluating the value of the investment for your child's college education can bring up a variety of issues. Please don’t be one of those parents who encourage their students to apply...

Unfortunately, gone are the days where parents blithely sent their children off to idyllic college campuses worry-free. Until relatively recently,  safety was something that was just mentioned on campus tours and everyone was satisfied to know that the "blue lights"  have an amazingly fast response...

According to Scott Jaschik, editor of "Insider Higher Ed," the new "State of College Admission" report, issued by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), sends the message that it's actually not as hard as we are led to believe to get into college....

According to Scott Jaschik, editor of "Insider Higher Ed," the new "State of College Admission" report, issued by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), sends the message that it's actually not as hard as we are led to believe to get into college....

By Lee Shulman Bierer How to prep for your college interview. Most go well, but be certain to practice and research the school to ensure you succeed. Sweaty palms, churning stomach and the deer-in-the-headlights look are common anticipated experiences for high school seniors when approaching their first college...

By Lee Shulman Bierer     Letters of recommendation carry varying weight, depending on the perspective of the college or university and who writes them. The more selective colleges may ask for two or three recommendation letters. Questions abound: Who should you ask? What are they used for?...

By Lee Shulman Bierer If I could only give every family one piece of advice about college admissions and the college application process it would be this: Dare to be different. Be different from the beginning – don’t wait like so many other people until...

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