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High school grades are important for college admission. (Probably not new news for anyone.) If you want to better understand the role of grades, see my recent post “The Most Important Factor for College Admission.” Earning top grades is seems Read more…


Over the years I’ve gotten a lot of requests from families interested in taking some type of interest or career aptitude tests. Students feel pressured to choose a college major during the application process. Parents want to make sure they are Read more…


You’ve likely heard the advice to make sure you include a “safety” school in your college list. I’ll start by saying I hate the term “safety school” because it makes those colleges seem like inferior choices—places a student might end Read more…


This is a guest post by John Obstander, There are many things you can do to prepare yourself for a student life in a college. Follow simple and effective guidelines that will help you get the most out of available opportunities Read more…


Over winter break I watched my own daughter, a high school senior, work to catch up on online coursework she had put off. She is not alone. Many high school students are taking online courses to supplement their regular school Read more…


Sometimes in working on the details of the college admissions process, we forget the big picture. With SAT and ACT scores, extracurriculars, class rank, letters of recommendation, and so many other factors, it is easy to loose sight of which Read more…

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