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How To Get Honest Answers From College Admissions Staff

How to Get Honest Answers from College Admissions Staff

As we get into the season of college fairs and campus visits, you will undoubtedly come across your fair share of college admissions officers. Remember that these people are not just arbiters of who does and does not get the...
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5 Things To Notice During Your Campus Visit

5 Things to Notice During Your Campus Visit

There is no singular activity that can tell you more about a college than a campus visit.  Websites, mailers and, even visits from admissions officers are all marketing materials.  Their collective goal is to convince you to apply.  There is...
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5 Questions To Ask Your Parents Before Building A College List

5 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before Building a College List

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,...
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When Start The College Application Process

When to Start the College Admission Process

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 MUCH...
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Studying Abroad During College: Is it Right for You?

To All College-Bound Juniors and Seniors: 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. Imagine studying art in the...
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5 Nos You Want To Hear When Hiring An Iec

The 5 No’s You Want to Hear When Hiring an IEC

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....
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Senior Year Timeline

Senior Year Timeline

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...
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Questions To Ask When Hiring An Iec

15 Questions to Ask When Hiring An IEC

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 students and families...
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When To Run From A Potential Independent Educational Consultant

When To Run From a Potential Independent Educational Consultant

As with all professions, there are highly qualified, ethical independent educational consultants (IECs) who are well equipped to help you define and achieve your post-secondary educational goals.Sadly, there also exist a handful individuals who claim to be an IEC but...
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What is an Independent Educational Consultant?

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...
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