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 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 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       Every year more and more students and parents talk to me about the pros and cons of a gap year experience. This year, given the current situation with Covid-19, more families are seriously considering other options besides heading off to a college...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies I figured everyone has watched too much television, seen too many facts, figures and  recommendations for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic that is upon us. Below is a link and illustrations from an incredibly talented artist, Marija Tiurina on Bored...

By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies It does seem to get scarier every day. More cases, more deaths and the biggest danger, continued community spread. This has prompted the government, hospitals, companies, organizations as well as colleges across the US to create contingency plans and...

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...

By Lee Shulman Bierer What are the advantages of taking a gap year? For the student with a defined career interest, a gap year offers a terrific opportunity to delve into more depth. Many gap year students are able to perform research, volunteer domestically and/or abroad, job-shadow,...

By Lee Shulman Bierer Have you or your child ever even considered the possibility of NOT heading to college immediately after graduating from high school? Think about it for a moment. It’s liberating. I am not suggesting not attending college. I am, however, suggesting the concept of...

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