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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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Ten Steps to Get Started with Financial Aid
Sep 14, 2014 9:09 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 19,287

(Written by John Raftrey)
This blog inspired by a comment from a Palo Verde "Parent" posted last week!

The blog post is to get you started. I recommend... More
SHOW AND TELL: Tips for Writing the College Application Essay
Sep 5, 2014 11:23 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 22,787

(Guest blog written by Sally Doane)

Of all the components of the college application, the essay is perhaps the one that causes the most dread – more even... More
College Freshmen: Avoiding the Pitfalls
Aug 29, 2014 2:44 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 23,423

(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
Tour Ends! LMU, Pepperdine, Mount St. Mary?s, Otis, Santa Monica, CSU Fullerton
Aug 27, 2014 5:05 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 16,896

(written by John Raftrey) The final blog post in the series.

Faith Based Schools – Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and Mount St. Mary's
For blog organization... More
On Tour at Selective Schools: Chapman, La Verne, Redlands, Whittier
Aug 25, 2014 6:29 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 20,760

(Written by John Raftrey) The fourth in a series

Finally today we get to four very good colleges where the student with A's and B's can get into! Do not confuse... More
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