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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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10 Tips For This Year’s Common App
Oct 7, 2014 1:54 pm
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(written by John Raftrey)

Early decision and early action applications start becoming due at the end of the month. To make sure your Common App is in good shape,... More
Middle Class Scholarship for incomes up to $150,000!
Sep 23, 2014 4:05 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,387



(written by Lori McCormick)

Having spent a majority of my college advising time working with low-income and/or first generation students, financial... More
Ten Steps to Get Started with Financial Aid
Sep 14, 2014 9:09 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 3,705

(Written by John Raftrey)
This blog inspired by a comment from a Palo Verde "Parent" posted last week!

The blog post is to get you started. I recommend you also... More
SHOW AND TELL: Tips for Writing the College Application Essay
Sep 5, 2014 11:23 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 4,626

(Guest blog written by Sally Doane)

Of all the components of the college application, the essay is perhaps the one that causes the most dread – more even... More
College Freshmen: Avoiding the Pitfalls
Aug 29, 2014 2:44 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 4,345

(Written by Lori McCormick)

It is Back to School season! College freshmen and their families are checking off their "to do" lists before loading up the... More
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