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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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Gunn Student Posts Video on Student Deaths and Stress
Nov 5, 2014 8:36 pm
Comments: 35 | Views: 16,136

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
10 Tips For This Year’s Common App
Oct 7, 2014 1:54 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 13,343

(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
College Freshmen: Avoiding the Pitfalls
Aug 29, 2014 2:44 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 11,394

(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
Harvard drops the requirement for SAT Subjects Tests. What you should do for Harvard and other schools, too.
Jun 11, 2014 2:01 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 9,685

Harvard made college news last month when they announced that SAT Subject Tests would no longer be required. If you are a low income or first... More
Road Trip to Oregon Colleges
Jul 2, 2014 6:35 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 8,340

(Written by John Raftrey)

A few weeks ago I spent time touring five Oregon colleges with a busload of independent college counselors with the Higher Education... More
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