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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: 31,053

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
Standardized Test Prep: When to Start and Whom to Hire?
Oct 30, 2014 10:01 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 22,588

(written by Lori McCormick)


As an independent college admissions advisor, I am often asked when is the right time to prepare for standardized testing. My area... More
WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
Oct 14, 2014 9:13 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 21,110

(Written by Lori McCormick)

For slightly more than the cost of a CSU, you can attend University of Arizona, Washington State University, Colorado State University,... More
10 Tips For This Year?s Common App
Oct 7, 2014 1:54 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 35,205

(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: 9 | Views: 16,430



(written by Lori McCormick)

Having spent a majority of my college advising time working with low-income and/or first generation students, financial... More
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