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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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Quick Check List for UC Applications
Nov 21, 2014 4:38 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 3,386

(Written by John Raftrey)

1) Double check all your spelling. Do not misspell your parent's occupation as one of my students did.
2) Match your classes with... More
Why I love community college
Nov 7, 2014 10:12 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 4,587


(Written by Lori McCormick)

Guaranteed admissions (with a GED or high school diploma), affordable tuition ($46 per unit), 112 campuses to choose from, ... More
Gunn Student Posts Video on Student Deaths and Stress
Nov 5, 2014 8:36 pm
Comments: 35 | Views: 12,373

Gunn senior Martha Cabot's YouTube video comments on the recent death of a classmate and offers insight into what makes high school stressful. Video has gone viral... More
Standardized Test Prep: When to Start and Whom to Hire?
Oct 30, 2014 10:01 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 6,343

(written by Lori McCormick)


As an independent college admissions advisor, I am often asked when is the right time to prepare for standardized testing. My area... More
WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
Oct 14, 2014 9:13 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 5,027

(Written by Lori McCormick)

For slightly more than the cost of a CSU, you can attend University of Arizona, Washington State University, Colorado State University,... More
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