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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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Visiting Philadelphia: Drexel, Haverford, Swarthmore and Villanova
Jun 12, 2015 8:39 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 3,105

(Written by John Raftrey)

All east coast college trips should start in Philadelphia. There are dozens of top colleges in the Philly area, and they have at least... More
To the class of 2015
Jun 2, 2015 7:26 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 2,470

(Written by Lori McCormick)

Congratulations! You will soon embark on the next phase of your life. For every person, this journey will be different. And no journey... More
College Visit: Lehigh and Lafayette
May 17, 2015 10:37 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 4,135

The following blog was written by my friend and colleague Christine Lee who is an independent college counselor in Kenwood, CA.- JR

My recent tours of Lehigh... More
Visiting Bucknell, Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, Gettysburg, and Ursinus
May 8, 2015 2:14 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 3,836

(Written by John Raftrey)
Recently I visited colleges in Central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia with members of the Higher Education Consultants Association, the... More
Are you taking a Gap Year?
Apr 20, 2015 4:13 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 4,328

(Written by Lori McCormick)


Have you considered taking a gap year? This isn't a question posed often to students but perhaps should be.

Often, students... More
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