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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 […]

Where to Find the Real Scoop about Colleges

If you’re the slightest bit familiar with the college admissions process, you havevery likely been exposed to the sleek marketing and glossy brochures that admissions offices use to attract prospective students. After viewing happy, spirited students on pristine campuses, it’s almost impossible to fathom that there […]

The Best Way to Get Un-Accepted to College

The Best Way to Get Un-Accepted to College

If you’re like most students, you see the word, “Congratulations!”  on the first line of your college decision letter and read no further.  In one short word, they’ve told you what you want to know. You now know what college […]

Who the Heck Is Getting into Ivy League Schools?

Who the Heck Is Getting into Ivy League Schools?

So by now you’ve figured out that Ivy League schools are admitting some infinitesimally small percentage of students who apply.  These students are truly the needle in the haystack of college-bound applicants.  Who are they? And what exactly have they […]

The Only Good Way to Compare Financial Aid Packages

The Only Good Way to Compare Financial Aid Packages

During March and April, each day may be bringing news of college acceptances and financial aid packages to your college bound freshman. Your excitement over being accepted can, however, quickly turn to the stress of having to make a college […]

Vassar Shows Us What’s Missing from Online Education

In the world of higher education, not a day goes by where MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) are not in the news.  They are growing at an exponential rate.  They provide access to college coursework to a geographically, economically and […]

Time to Let Go of Law School Dreams?

Time to Let Go of Law School Dreams?

Has your teenager indicated that they might like to be a lawyer? If that doesn’t make you cringe, perhaps it should. I don’t suggest you should recoil because of some perceived ethical or moral lapse of those who enter the […]

Is College Going the Way of the Newspaper?

Is College Going the Way of the Newspaper?

Once thought an indestructible empire, the newspaper industry changed drastically with the proliferation of the internet.  Newspapers lost significant revenue in sales to the internet after accumulating significant debt in physical plant construction.  Revenue declined, but debt did not.  Simply […]

What is a “Safety School” Really?

What is a “Safety School” Really?

In the world of college admissions, what is a safety school really?  Most college bound students would agree that it’s a college where they are almost certain they could gain admission, but it’s so much more than that.  College acceptances […]