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By Lee Shulman Bierer When I talk to parents and students, I share the following descriptors -- Passion, Responsibility, Enthusiasm, Leadership, Initiative, Maturity, Character, Perseverance, Integrity, Interpersonal Skills,  Commitment, Curiosity, Compassion, Creativity, Consistency. So what does this really mean? Passion: It's the buzzword in admissions offices. Colleges want...

By Lee Shulman Bierer New Year’s is a time for resolutions and reorganization. If you’re the parent of a high school freshman or sophomore, but particularly if you’re the parent of a junior; now is the time to understand and start implementing the college timeline. There is...

By Lee Shulman Bierer Results from the October PSAT have been released. Your PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)  scores are ready online, you should have received an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code...

By Lee Shulman Bierer Okay all you procrastinators, it’s now officially December and with January 1 deadlines looming, you really can’t wait much longer. Yes, of course I know you can, and some of you will wait until December 30th to start “thinking about” what you’re...

By Lee Shulman Bierer I'm updating one of my most popular columns. It's about the challenges of dealing with your children when they return home from college for Thanksgiving. College students are about to head home. For many freshmen it will be their first visit back since...

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