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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Operation Varsity Blues

(written by Lori McCormick) Considering recent news around, Operation Varsity Blues, the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the Department...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 23 hours ago | 8 comments | 1549 Views

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College Tours

(Written by Lori McCormick) With spring break college tour planning underway, parents and students, here are some questions commonly addressed during college...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1816 Views

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UCSB's CCS program

(Written by Lori McCormick) The University of California at Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies, established in 1967, is celebrating their 50th anniversary...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by AnneC, on Dec 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 3945 Views

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Are you fit for Community College?

(Written by Lori McCormick) I have written about this topic before but feel it is worth repeating. I love community colleges! For the right student, starting...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 27, 2018
Last comment by Common sense, on Nov 11, 2018 at 1:29 pm | 11 comments | 3549 Views

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Let's Talk Internships

(Written by Rebecca Bjorklund, University Recruiter for a variety of corporations, ranging from management consulting to aerospace to interactive entertainment) Glowing...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 20, 2018
Last comment by Christopher A. Howland, on Oct 2, 2018 at 4:48 am | 2 comments | 3576 Views

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Letting go

(written by Lori McCormick) My youngest, a kindergartener, is learning to tie his shoes, and I so desperately want to do it for him. Partly because it will...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 21, 2018
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My applications are submitted, now what?

(written by Lori McCormick) I field this question frequently, so I figured it was worth sharing a few general tips to help guide you through those next steps: 1. Check...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by michael, on Feb 27, 2018 at 2:03 am | 3 comments | 5769 Views

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College Interviews

College interviews are a perfect opportunity for you to find out more about the college and for the college interviewer to learn more about you. I recently asked...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Oct. 2, 2017
Last comment by David, on Oct 22, 2017 at 1:25 am | 3 comments | 7594 Views

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Why Having The Right Mentor Matters

(written by John Raftrey) One of my mentors died on Monday. Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, was mentor to thousands of people some famous, others, like me,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Harohide, on Sep 28, 2017 at 3:12 am | 6 comments | 9179 Views

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New York City College Tours - Part One (Pace University and St. John?s)

(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,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Ronunlila, on Sep 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm | 2 comments | 19957 Views

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When to start thinking about college when you aren?t thinking about college

(Written by Lori McCormick) In my two previous posts, I wrote about the importance of preparing for college when students are in their last two years...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by LarSwache, on Sep 24, 2017 at 10:30 pm | 3 comments | 15994 Views

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Road Trip to Oregon Colleges

(Written by John Raftrey) A few weeks ago I spent time touring five Oregon colleges with a busload of independent college counselors with the Higher Education...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Parent of high schoolers, on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 20755 Views

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University of California Augmented Review Policy

Taken from the UC Counselors and Advisors Bulletin: UC Regents adopted an Augmented Review Policy, effective for the 2018-19 admission cycle which allows campuses...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 20, 2017
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 23, 2017 at 7:56 am | 1 comment | 5997 Views

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College applications are open!

(written by Lori McCormick) August marks the start of college applications becoming available for 2017-2018. The Common Application, which over 700 colleges...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 1, 2017
Last comment by Lee S., on Aug 8, 2017 at 8:42 am | 3 comments | 5770 Views

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Transitions

(Written by Lori McCormick) If you recently graduated from high school and are off to college in the fall, enjoy your final weeks of summer. You worked hard...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by local mom, on Jul 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 5070 Views

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How Can Teens Benefit from Working During Their Youth?

Written by Janet Shah, Founder of Teenjobfind, Inc. www.teenjobfind.com Being a teenager today is much different from when I was young. I was able to play varsity...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 4, 2017
Last comment by C, on Jun 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm | 4 comments | 7145 Views

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Touring the SoCal Elites:UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna

(written by John Raftrey) The second in a series. The Elite schools in Southern California all have admit rates under 20%, making admissions to them a virtual...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mudder, on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 13 comments | 34916 Views

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Juniors: College application planning

(Written by Lori McCormick) High school juniors who are planning on applying to four-year colleges are starting to hear the buzz about getting prepared for their...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Be Positive, on Mar 12, 2017 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 7720 Views

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Juniors: Time to Start the College Process!

(Written by John Raftrey) Juniors and Juniors Parents: For you, the future has never been closer. Here is what you should be doing right now to start finding...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by local mom, on Mar 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm | 3 comments | 13442 Views

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When Is The Perfect Time To Ask For A College Recommendation Letter?

(Written by guest blogger, Michael Romano of MR Test Prep www.mrtestprep.com) A college recommendation letter can help earn you admittance into the college you...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by Chip, on Feb 6, 2017 at 7:51 pm | 4 comments | 11714 Views
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