Category Archives: College selection

Keys to a successful college interview

Know yourself, be yourself, and believe in yourself. College interviews can be a key piece that helps both students and schools determine if they are the right match for one another. So what can students do to help ensure a … Continue reading

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Selecting and applying to colleges in four easy steps

Did you know there are more than 4,000 colleges and universities to choose from? Choice is always a good thing, but if you need a little help narrowing things down, keeping things simple and organized, then you’ll appreciate these four … Continue reading

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Don’t lose steam over the summer

The summer between junior and senior years is an important time to really get the college planning momentum going. While most students naturally want to kick back and have fun over the summer, encourage your student to mix that fun … Continue reading

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Informing colleges about your acceptance … or not

As stressful and time consuming as the college application process is, your decisions on where to apply are only compounded by where to attend, once the acceptance letters start arriving. If you’re fortunate enough to receive multiple acceptance letters, you’ll … Continue reading

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Top 3 things to consider for your college decision

Planning for college is an exciting yet stressful experience, especially when it comes to making that big decision: Where will you attend school? Fear not! The college decision is nothing to worry about, but there are a few important things … Continue reading

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Preparing for the waitlist: 3 ways to stay positive

Picture it: You’ve applied to the school of your dreams. You’ve written an entrance essay and presented them with a list of your transcripts and accomplishments. Then, a few months later, you receive an envelope from your dream school informing … Continue reading

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Tips for your college applications

When I was going off to college, I had the benefit of being a younger sister and among the youngest in my group of high school friends, so I got to see 2 rounds of college applications before it was … Continue reading

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College choice costs

Each year my hometown newspaper does a special feature at graduation time. Now, keep in mind that I’m from a town of about 1,200 people.  The paper publishes all the high school graduates’ photos and includes their activities and honors,… Continue reading

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Should you stay or should you go?

When faced with the choice to go far away to school, or stick closer to home, which would you choose? My stepdaughter was recently faced with this question when she got into two different grad schools. One school was two… Continue reading


Your college education’s return on investment

Last week Alysa commented on my “Realistic resolutions” post, discussing the return on investment on college educations: Education is the number one priority of everyone. Everyone aims to get a degree because that will definitely helps everyone to earn extra… Continue reading