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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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My Pet Peeves
Feb 17, 2020 11:20 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,220

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: 7 | Views: 2,925

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: 2,039

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: 4,415

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
UC Application Redesign
Jun 6, 2019 9:43 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 0

(written by Lori McCormick)

The University of California application is getting a new look! The outdated application is being refreshed and new technologies... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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