By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies It has already been a momentous week for the world with the exit of President Trump and the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. But, in the world of college admissions - the news that the...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies   If you’re the parent of a high school senior and you’re thinking about how to pay for college without going broke, it’s a whole new, expensive world. Paying for College Without Going Broke is one the best-sellers of Princeton...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Yes, we're all excited to flip the page on 2020. It obviously wasn't a good year for our country or our planet. As we look forward to what will surely be a healthier year, this is also a good...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Notifications for Early Decision (ED 1), Early Action (EA) and Restricted Early Action (REA) have been delivered. This year, as in previous years, there were many more tears than fist-bumps. It has been a staggeringly competitive year thus far. A...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Being deferred is NOT the same as being rejected. It may feel that way for students, but this year with a record number of early applications there has also been a record number of deferrals. A student who applies through...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Last week I shared a glossary of financial aid terms (A-F) that families in the midst of applications and those approaching it should know. This week I'll finish off the alphabet with definitions provided by a great website: www.studentaid.org....

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies You've made it past the early deadlines of November 1  and December 1. Yes, there are still the regular deadlines of January 1 and January 15, but the pressure is off. Now is a great time to get serious...

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,...

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