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The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 4: Go Beyond the Beach This Summer

Sure, your last summer of high school is a time to have one last hurrah with your high school friends over late night bonfires and “almost adult” parties.  While you are all excited about the future that awaits each of...
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The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 3: Setting Yourself Up for College Success

There are many factors that determine whether a student will successfully transition to college or not.  The first thing to consider is what is important in selecting the “right fit” school?  It’s easy to get swayed by elite brand names,...
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The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 2: College Success Framework

College is undoubtedly an academic experience (for most students).  While necessary, academic achievement, alone, is not sufficient to achieve college success. College is about helping a student develop as an entire person, not just the brain part of the person. ...
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The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook Part 1: The College Roller Coaster

Yes, going off to college is exciting.  It is full of new adventures and possibilities.  It is an opportunity to have exhilarating experiences and to meet new people.  But, it can also be a bit scary.  For many students, college...
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The Complete Candidate’s Transition to College Playbook

When people find out what I do for a living, it opens the flood gates for what little Jenny or Johnny can do to get into Dream U.  “What extra-curricular activities should they take?”  “What about community service?”  “Is it...
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5 Hidden Gems with Acceptance Rates Over 50%

With acceptance rates at highly selective colleges dropping down to single digits, some going as low as 2% (Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Department), it’s no wonder parents are reaching for ways to give their children an advantage (sometimes, even an...
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Not Happy With Your College Options?

The 2019-2020 college application cycle is proving to be the most unpredictable in my decade-long career as an independent education consultant.  Whether it’s UT Austin who denied or CAPPed a startling number of qualified applicants due to over-enrollment by 1300...
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What is the Ivy League?

For many students, gaining admission to an “Ivy League” school is the pinnacle of academic accomplishment. With some of the lowest acceptance rates in the country (ranging from 5% – 13%), Ivy League schools maintain the ability to select and...
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How To Help Your Child Survive College Decisions

How to Help Your Child Survive College Decisions

Parents: You have spent the last 17-18 years nurturing, supporting and, at times, challenging your precious child to grow and mature into an adult.  There have been scraped knees, tummy aches and broken hearts.  In most cases, you knew what...
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Nailing Your Athletic Recruiting Group Visit Day

If you are a recruited athlete, chances are you will be invited to a group visit day.  These campus visits are designed to introduce you to the coaching staff, tour the campus and athletic facilities and meet other student-athletes.  But,...
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