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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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Changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA
May 31, 2016 11:23 am
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written by Lori McCormick)


A recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) update was circulated by the College Board to college counselors, and I... More
College Openings 2016
May 13, 2016 7:06 am
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If you are having second thoughts about not finishing your college applications last fall, or aren't wildly excited about any of the colleges you were accepted to,... More
National College Decision Day
Apr 21, 2016 11:11 am
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(Written by Lori McCormick)

National College Decision Day is on May 1st. What this means is that a student must officially send their intent to register forms... More
Why Having The Right Mentor Matters
Mar 23, 2016 7:08 pm
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(written by John Raftrey)

One of my mentors died on Monday. Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, was mentor to thousands of people some famous, others, like me,... More
Once Again, UC’s Confuse and Disappoint Top Seniors
Mar 19, 2016 2:03 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey)

The UC’s are once again giving out confusing results to frustrated high school seniors. Davis must have one long wait list. I’ve... More
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