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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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Never Give Up
Dec 23, 2014 7:51 am
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(written by Lori McCormick)

Many students are celebrating their early application acceptances or are deeply saddened by their first rejection. Some even are in... More
Early Decision Blues
Dec 15, 2014 4:09 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey)

If you got rejected by Stanford on Friday or the University of Pennsylvania today, this blog's for you. Nothing I can say will make... More
New York City College Tours - Part One (Pace University and St. John?s)
Dec 4, 2014 9:43 am
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(written by Lori McCormick)

I spent three days touring New York City colleges this past October. In those three days, I visited five colleges: Pace University,... More
Quick Check List for UC Applications
Nov 21, 2014 4:38 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey)

1) Double check all your spelling. Do not misspell your parent's occupation as one of my students did.
2) Match your classes with... More
Why I love community college
Nov 7, 2014 10:12 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 18,569


(Written by Lori McCormick)

Guaranteed admissions (with a GED or high school diploma), affordable tuition ($46 per unit), 112 campuses to choose from, ... More
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