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Wouldn’t You Be Thankful for Completed Applications?

Yes, Thanksgiving is about food, family and football. But, it’s also the last big chunk of time you are likely to have to complete your college applications before December deadlines hit. If you still have applications left to do (or,...
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Keep Calm And Transfer

How To Craft a Killer Transfer Essay

So, you’ve done your best.  You chose your college wisely.  You prepared for the transition to college. You got out of your dorm room and tried to build a life that was fulfilling academically, socially and personally.  But, no matter...
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The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 8: The Legal Stuff

While you may be fully aware that the student you are sending off to college (a.k.a. your baby for the past 18-19 years) may not know how to do laundry, clean a toilet or make anything more complex than a...
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The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 7: Transferring Out

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you realize that “Dream U” is not so dreamy after all.  Maybe you have discovered that you really want to pursue a degree that is not offered at your current school.  Maybe the...
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Helicopter Parent By Charlie Powerll

The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 6: The Parent’s Role

I was recently touring a prominent university in the Mid-West when I noticed a young man leave his dorm with a huge basket full of dirty laundry.  A car pulled up and an elegantly dressed lady exited the driver-side door,...
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