April 10, 2018

Are Fraternities / Sororities for Me?

“When I was searching around for the college where I was to spend my next, formative 4 years of my life, I had a few criteria in mind: Strong academic reputation, D1 sports, and a vibrant student social scene. One key factor I wanted to avoid was a big Greek life population.I wanted to feel […]

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April 5, 2018

Five things that can keep you out of college

What are five things that could keep you out of college? Here from Jordan Goldman founder of Unigo moderates The Wall Street Journal’s special event “Inside The College Admissions Office.” Panelists include the Deans of Admissions from Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Williams College, Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College, Grinnell College, Marquette   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOPoROA2Iio

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April 3, 2018

Do People Rat Out Applicants to Admissions?

In mid-April 2017, 10 high school seniors received some unwelcome news: Their acceptances to Harvard, perhaps the most coveted prize in the nationwide college admissions tourney, had been suddenly revoked over content they’d shared online. The offending material — a series of jokes and memes that mocked suicide, child abuse, and the Holocaust — was posted in an invitation-only […]

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March 26, 2018
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Do I Take the Writing Section on the SAT or ACT?

Should I take the writing section on the SAT or ACT? The answer to this question is always YES! There is no downside to taking the added section, excluding the added time and cost.  While few schools require the section and slightly more recommend it.  A student must have the writing section of the SAT […]

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March 20, 2018

March Madness is Choosing a College

March is a month for nail-biters – fans on edge with basketball madness and high school seniors anxiously waiting to hear from colleges. Choosing a college is a big decision, one that impacts the next four years of a student’s life and a lot of money, typically $120,000 for an in-state public college or close […]

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March 19, 2018

What Does A Veteran College Counselor Do With Her Child?

‘What about my alma mater?’ I ask. He doesn’t even have to think about it. ‘No. She’d have to be a completely different student.’ I thought I knew how it worked – and I do. But I also thought my knowledge would help me guide my own two daughters through the college process like I […]

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March 14, 2018

National Merit Scholarship: What Are the Chances?

For all the talk and obsession with National Merit, students may be better off studying more diligently, selecting more challenging curricula, or looking for more (or larger) scholarships than focusing on what the National Merit Scholarship (NMS) organization ultimately offers.   All PSAT test takers in junior year of high school are automatically considered for […]

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February 13, 2018

The 12 Most Prestigious Competitions for High School Students

See the student that won the Intel Science Competition High school students here are the 12 most prestigious and well-respected competitions. These offer significant financial prizes and will make you more desirable to the most selective and prestigious universities.  More importantly by competing you will develop the skills in research, learning, diverse thought, critical thinking […]

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February 10, 2018

New Tax Code will Impact Alimony

  Of the changes in the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), one major one is the elimination of the deduction for alimony for the payor spouse in divorce agreements executed after December 31, 2018. These provisions could have a significant impact on divorces currently in process and will certainly change the landscape for […]

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December 14, 2017

Do I Tell People My Test Scores?

The college search and application process begs unavoidable questions – questions from nosy friends, gloating frenemies, adults, even from annoying relatives. What did you get on the PSAT test? What did you get on the SAT/ACT/AP/Subject test? Where are you going to college? You don’t have to answer; you don’t have to discuss it with […]

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