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By John Raftrey And Lori McCormick

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About this blog: We are writing this blog to give practical advice to students and parents, to reflect on issues affecting college admissions, and to provide a platform for a robust community discussion on post-secondary choices. We occasionally f...  (More)

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Play Ball! College Season Begins - Applications Live
Aug 1, 2015 9:42 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 575

(written by John Raftrey)

Today the Common App and the UC App went live. It reminds me of when pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It means the... More
My College Mindset is Intrinsically Motivated
Jul 27, 2015 6:28 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,430

(written by John Raftrey)

This post comes after seeing the word "mindset" in seemingly just about every essay rough draft I've seen over the last few years. This... More
July 27th: Colleges That Change Lives are Coming
Jul 21, 2015 12:29 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,711

(Written by John Raftrey)

The Colleges That Change Lives, ctcl.org, schools will be hosting a college fair Monday July 27th at the Santa Clara Convention Center,... More
Dear Future Self
Jul 9, 2015 8:53 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,735

(Written by Lori McCormick)

In years past, I have worked in high school programs where I encouraged my students at the start of their college application process... More
Should Parents Save for College?
Jun 23, 2015 5:39 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 3,948

(Written by Guest Blogger, Oindrila Ray, Co-Founder, Vuefolio, Inc.)

The moment in time when parents start thinking about their child's college and what it... More
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