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College App Wizard

Lynell's 20 years of experience as a college counselor, consultant to The College Board, an Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid have given her a unique insider's perspective to the college application process. She has helped countless students and parents navigate the path to college. She also volunteers her time with several non profit organizations to help low income students go to college.

A User Update

Dear College Application Wizard User, Thank you very much for using CAW. We hope it has made the arduous process of applying to college just a little bit easier. Unfortunately, at this time, College Application Wizard will not be updating […]

Reduced College Application Requirements Bad News for Students

As someone who scours college application requirements, I am keenly aware of changes in application requirements, and without a doubt, a new trend has emerged. High school seniors will initially be grateful for this trend, but will eventually curse the […]

Tips for Freshmen part 2 of 5-The Importance of Construction Work

Whether you want to major in nursing, theater, neuroscience or history, you should be well skilled in construction, but you only need to build one thing…! – Don’t just use college to build on the version of yourself that you […]

5 Pieces of Unconventional Advice for College Freshmen

5 Pieces of Unconventional Advice for College Freshmen

You don’t need someone else telling you to stay organized, study hard and control your social behavior at college…you’ve heard it repeatedly. There are, however, some morsels that upperclass students may tell you as you enter the hallowed halls of […]

Are You Asking the Wrong Questions on Campus Visits?

Are You Asking the Wrong Questions on Campus Visits?

As a good consumer on the verge of making a major investment, you will likely ask some very astute questions (or your parents ask a barrage of them, mortifying you in the process). Proactively asking questions as you visit colleges […]

What the Extinction of the H.S. Guidance Counselor Means to You

What the Extinction of the H.S. Guidance Counselor Means to You

Time Magazine painfully quantified what many of us know intuitively: the number of guidance counselors in public schools is woefully inadequate and getting worse. Due to radically contracting budgets, counseling jobs are being cut and those remaining must assume additional, […]

Lessons from a Waitress on College & Career Success

When a three-time Pulitzer Prize winning, bestselling author talks, we would all be smart to listen carefully, and that’s exactly what I did as New York Times Journalist Thomas Friedman spoke to almost 5,000 college admission and high school guidance […]

College Admissions Survey is Good News for Students

College Admissions Survey is Good News for Students

According to a recent survey, nearly 60% of colleges did not meet their freshmen enrollment goals for the 2013-14 academic year, and this could be the best news you’ve heard all day.  To be sure, counted among the ranks of […]

Why one student said no to the Ivy League

Why one student said no to the Ivy League

Ashlie isn’t going to change the world…she already has, and her story is an important one for college-bound students. Ashlie is bright, witty, intellectually curious, generous and much more.  She’s incredibly talented and this was recognized by the Ivy League […]

No Nagging, Less Stress – The Perfect Way to Apply to College

No Nagging, Less Stress – The Perfect Way to Apply to College

We created College Application Wizard to save your sanity!  If you are a college bound teen or work with one, College Application Wizard will eliminate stress by organizing and managing the multitude of deadlines and requirements in the college admission […]