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This week’s column:

By Lee Shulman Bierer If this spring break is going to be your first stroll on a college campus since your own graduation day, here are four tips to avoid some rookie-parent campus visit mistakes. Remember, this is about your kids, not you. Your priorities for safety,...

By Lee Shulman Bierer My campus visit mantra is: “It is worth more than two hours of your time if you might  spend four years of your life there.”  I am a strong advocate for visiting colleges early and often. Nothing validates a student’s research more...

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...

By Lee Shulman Bierer Tis the season, no, not Christmas, but it’s senior slump time. Like seasonal allergies, “senioritis” goes into attack mode around this time each year. Merriam-Webster http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senioritis defines senioritis as, “an ebbing of motivation and effort by high school seniors as evidenced by tardiness,...

By Lee Shulman Bierer When students apply to college via Early Decision- ED (binding) or Early Action-EA (non-binding) programs there are earlier deadlines and earlier notification. Most students expect one of two outcomes: acceptance or rejection. So, some students are surprised and confused when they receive...

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