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NYTimes: Advice for Parents Touring Colleges – Don’t Talk

Originally posted on nytimes.com Ask my son, who is a junior in high school, if he remembers the Great College Schlep of 2011 with his big sister and he will still fume that it was no kind of summer vacation. Maybe not, but on that virgin tour through 1,200 miles of Anywhere, U.S.A., my husband…

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Do You Need to Rethink Your First Choice College?

Credit: The Advertiser News (View Original Article) Tens of thousands of high school students will be receiving their college acceptance letters in April. It’s an anxious time — students, and their parents, want to believe their school holds the promise that attendance will be their “Golden Ticket” to eventual financial success. So, if they are…

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5 Ways to Fix College Admissions

Credit: Eliana Dockterman of Time Magazine (View Original Article) The admissions process is becoming more stressful and complicated. Here’s how we can alleviate some of the pressure on students. Today, high school seniors across the country will make their final decisions about what colleges they will attend in the fall. This year headlines advertised that…

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How to Judge a College By Its Career Services Office Credit: Kim Clark, Time Money. View Original Article The placement office is now one of the most important stops on the campus tour. What Penalty Will I Pay On Leftover 529 Money? With loan-burdened students and parents increasingly demanding that a BA lead to a J-O-B,…

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What Nonresidents Need to Know About Attending State Universities

Credit: Lynne O’Shaughnessy, The College Solution. (Original Article)   If  you have to pay nonresident tuition, are public universities worth the price? I think this is a good time to examine this issue since the Princeton Review just released its 2014 best value list of public colleges and universities. The Princeton Review included many state schools…

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