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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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On Tour - The Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: Occidental, Pitzer, and Scripps
Aug 21, 2014 10:22 am
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Today we visit the highly selective small liberal arts colleges (SLACS) Occidental, Pitzer and Scripps. Pitzer and Scripps complete the Claremont Colleges Consortium... More
Touring the SoCal Elites:UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna
Aug 18, 2014 8:48 pm
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(written by John Raftrey) The second in a series.

The Elite schools in Southern California all have admit rates under 20%, making admissions to them a virtual... More
Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
Aug 16, 2014 12:14 pm
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(written by John Raftrey) The first in a series.

I survived 5 nights sleeping in an LMU dorm room on disposable paper sheets, eating fancy dorm food and enduring... More
When to start thinking about college when you aren’t thinking about college
Aug 7, 2014 9:43 pm
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(Written by Lori McCormick)


In my two previous posts, I wrote about the importance of preparing for college when students are in their last two years... More
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
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