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5 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before Building a College List
February 19th, 2018: Thinking about your college options should be a time of excitement; but, negotiating your college list with your parents can, in some families, be a source of stress. Yes, you are the one who is going to college; however, in most families

15 Questions to Ask When Hiring An IEC
June 25th, 2017: How can you distinguish an independent educational consultant who is an ethical professional, working with your student’s best interest as their primary goal from the few who are sub-optimally educated, or worse? Here are a few tips.

When to Start the College Admission Process
January 9th, 2018: While it’s fun to laugh about the helicopter parents who stress over their child’s pre-school because they believe it make or break chances of getting into a highly selective college, the truth is that effective college admissions strategies start MUC

Studying Abroad During College: Is it Right for You?
September 5th, 2017: Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity that will undoubtedly change your outlook, expose you to different cultures, and provide you with experiences that you never thought you would have.

What is an Independent Educational Consultant?
May 1st, 2017: Selecting and getting accepted to the right college is one of the most important decisions your family can make. You want to find an institution of higher learning where your student will be both supported and challenged to grow not only academically, but

The 5 No’s You Want to Hear When Hiring an IEC
May 3rd, 2017: When looking to hire an independent educational consultant, every parent dreams of finding the right person who can magically take care of all of their family’s college admissions needs. When interviewing candidates, we are wired to look for the YES.

Senior Year Timeline
May 3rd, 2017: Congratulations! You are a senior! High school will soon be a distant memory as you embark on the next phase toward college. The problem is, there is still a lot of work to be done. Here is your timeline for Senior Year

15 Questions to Ask When Hiring An IEC
May 3rd, 2017: The problem with any industry that grows quickly is that licensing standards and regulations rarely keep up with industry growth. While most independent educational consultants are professionals are committed to ensure they have the expertise to help stu

Do I Need To Hire An Independent Educational Consultant?
March 20th, 2017: With heightened competition for college admissions – both domestically and abroad – it’s no wonder the industry of independent educational consultants (IECs) is one of the fastest growing industries (that most people never talk about).

Parent’s Corner: Helping You Help THEM
August 10th, 2016: I had an interesting conversation with a mother of a high school rising junior last week. She was obviously in the midst of an internal struggle and was attempting to set boundaries for herself in regard to the college admissions process.

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