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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December 12, 2017

How The New Tax Plan Could Hurt Graduate Students

The new tax law introduced by the House Republicans could have a negative impact on universities, graduate students and individuals with student loans. The way the current law works, the graduate student receives tuition waivers in exchange for teaching classes or doing research.  The money is paid directly from the university on behalf of the […]

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December 11, 2017

What Does Your PSAT Score Say?

  PSAT scores are being released, and often families have questions about the information provided in the report. To help you better understand your scores, we’ve put together a helpful guide. A full interpretive guide can be downloaded here. Below is some detailed information about the PSAT score report. Your Total Score and Section Scores […]

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September 29, 2017

This is Leadership

“There is absolutely no place in our Air Force for racism,” Silveria told the Air Force Times, adding, “I‘ve said it before: the area of dignity and respect is my red line. Let me be clear, it won’t be crossed without significant repercussions.”  says Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria, superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy […]

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September 22, 2017

Finding the College That Fits Your Child: Lexington Seminar 9/26

Looking to find the college that best fits your child or to obtain free money?  We will show you how to find schools that are the right fit as we walk you through the admissions process.  Learn about merit money opportunities and what you can do to better your child’s chances of receiving this free money, […]

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September 7, 2017

College Volunteer Helps Save Lives at Suicide Hotline

BY ELYSE NOTARIANNI · SEPTEMBER, 2017 Eight in ten people considering suicide give some sign of their intentions, according to Mental Health America. Some people will make comments like “You’d be better off without me.” Some people abuse substances. Others call a suicide hotline, and if they do, Melissa Bendell might just be on the other side of […]

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