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Thinking About College

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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Freshman Blues Don't Mean Wrong College
Jul 28, 2014 4:38 pm
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(This blog post was written by our good friend Shelley Willig, an independent college counselor in Palo Alto)

If it's the right school, why am I miserable?

I... More
Community Service Helps You, Too
Jul 22, 2014 10:16 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,131

(Written by John Raftrey)

There are many altruistic, ethical and religious reasons to help your fellow man. This blog post is based entirely on a student's enlightened... More
When to start thinking about college - Rising Juniors
Jul 12, 2014 7:45 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 3,180

(Written by Lori McCormick)


In my previous post, I focused on the point at which rising seniors should start thinking about college. If you did not get a chance... More
Road Trip to Oregon Colleges
Jul 2, 2014 6:35 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 2,609

(Written by John Raftrey)

A few weeks ago I spent time touring five Oregon colleges with a busload of independent college counselors with the Higher Education... More
When to start thinking about college – Rising Seniors
Jun 21, 2014 5:07 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 3,501

(Written by Lori McCormick)

Since this blog is titled, "Thinking About College," I figured it would be the perfect platform for addressing WHEN to start thinking... More
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