By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies Don't be one of those college students that ends up on the evening news because they didn't take the pandemic seriously. Listen to the doctors and school administrators about dealing with Covid. But, read further in today's column about dealing...

By Lee Shulman Bierer In the old days, a roll of quarters for the washer and dryer was considered essential. Today,  with enhanced technology, most laundry rooms take credit or debit cards and many even texts students when it’s time to transfer the wash to the...

By Lee Shulman Bierer It's almost time to fill out college applications. . . wait, but even before that, students need to write their supplemental essays and the angst-producing Great American stresser - the Common Application essay. Starting to brainstorm essay topics and create first drafts...

By Lee Shulman Bierer It seems all the focus has been on the seniors -- no prom, no graduation and unsettling news for the fall at college. These are all very real concerns and shouldn't be minimized, however, high school juniors -- soon to be rising...

By Lee Shulman Bierer Last week's column covered the basics of Letters of Recommendation: Who do you ask? What should they say that will really make a difference? Where do these letter go? What are the logistics involved in getting them to each of the colleges and universities where...

  By Lee Shulman Bierer Decisions have been released and high school seniors are trying to decide where to hopefully unpack next fall. Some were waiting to visit colleges once they were accepted and now find themselves having to make a decision about where to spend the...

By Lee Shulman Bierer There's lots of anticipation and pressure as 18 year olds head off to college for the first time. How many times have "almost freshmen" heard -- "these are the best four years of your life"? For many it's their first time away...

By Lee Shulman Bierer   My first question to Rachel was “What do you wish you knew then that you know now?” Rachel, after all, is officially a veteran of the college admissions process. While she is busily adjusting to life after high school graduation she is...

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