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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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National College Decision Day
Apr 21, 2016 11:11 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,683

(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
UC’s Change Application Essay Prompts
Mar 26, 2016 3:50 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,922

(written by John Raftrey)

The University of California announced this week it is eliminating the two essay prompts in their current application and replacing... More
Why Having The Right Mentor Matters
Mar 23, 2016 7:08 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,436

(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
Comments: 24 | Views: 5,198

(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
Middle College
Feb 20, 2016 9:09 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 2,293

(Written by Lori McCormick)

High school isn’t for everyone. Fortunately, there are alternative academic options for “non-traditional” students.... More
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