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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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Finding Your Calling
Feb 24, 2020 1:58 pm
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(Written by Lori McCormick)

My father passed away a few months ago. Sitting in the funeral home’s office waiting to meet our Funeral Director, Erin Arteaga,... More
My Pet Peeves
Feb 17, 2020 11:20 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 2,318

Written by John Raftrey

Well juniors, it’s time to start getting serious about applying to college. To get started, here are my pet peeves that are designed... More
Please Apply So We Can Reject You!
Feb 10, 2020 9:30 pm
Comments: 9 | Views: 3,154

This is the time of year when juniors are hit with all kinds of college marketing propaganda. Some of it makes it sound like the school is ready to admit the student.... More
Thank Your Counselors. It's National School Counseling Week
Feb 3, 2020 8:17 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 2,195

Written by John Raftrey

Today kicks off National School Counseling Week in the United States.

Please, everybody, do two things this week:
1) Stop by your... More
Opposites Attract (Students) in New Mexico
Jan 30, 2020 11:04 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 4,566

Written by John Raftrey

I was in New Mexico a few weeks ago and came back with some interesting ideas after visiting two schools on the opposite ends of the higher... More
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