College Admissions

Where you can Go to College for FREE . . . Study Abroad

By on Nov 4, 2014 in College Admissions, College Experience, Financial Aid/Scholarships | 0 comments

Lately, I’ve had several conversations with parents who are seeking ways to further reduce the cost of their college investment. An alternative to the high cost of tuition for US colleges is attending college in another country. Here are 7 countries to consider: Germany Finland France Sweden Norway Slovenia Brazil While it may sound great on paper (or during...

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Are you applying to The University of Chicago this Fall?

By on Jun 9, 2014 in College Admissions, Essays for College | 0 comments

The University of Chicago has been know for some of the most creative, thought-provoking application essay prompts. If you will be a high school senior in the Class of 2015, you can sneak a peek at the questions that will be in your application. 2014-15 Essay Questions: Essay Option 1.What’s so odd about odd numbers? Essay Option 2.In French, there is no...

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ParentSpeak: What Military parents need to know for their college-bound teen

ParentSpeak: What Military parents need to know for their college-bound teen

By on Feb 27, 2013 in College Admissions, Parents Speak/Guest Blog | 0 comments

By Bernadette Andrews of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio Our daughter completed her first semester at NYU. Hallelujah! After breathing a sigh of relief for the way things have worked out, I’m reminded of Oprah’s famous line, “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” The preparation began very early on– we stressed her capabilities and reinforced her...

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What Parents need to know about Advanced Placement (AP): Part 3 – The SAT Subject Test

What Parents need to know about Advanced Placement (AP): Part 3 – The SAT Subject Test

By on Feb 20, 2013 in ACT/SAT, Advanced Placement/AP, College Admissions | 1 comment

As mentioned in the first post of this series, College Board develops the AP curriculum. Here are the 34 Advanced Placement courses available in high schools across the country:    Art History Biology Calculus AB Calculus BC Chemistry Chinese Lang and Culture Comp Science A English Lang and Composition English Lit and Composition Envir Science European History...

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When is the “optional” college application essay not required?

By on Dec 30, 2012 in College Admissions, Essays for College | 1 comment

Many college applications such as Emory University will include questions described as “optional.” Emory’s Optional Essay: Please write exactly five sentences that best describe you. Does this really mean that you can skip this question? Yes and No Yes. If you skip this optional question then it will save you that extra hour that you may have spent doing...

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What do early admissions results really mean?

What do early admissions results really mean?

By on Dec 26, 2012 in College Admissions | 0 comments

As if the college admissions process couldn’t get any more complex, the early admissions decisions have been reported for several colleges around the country. Overall, the number of early applicants increased at many campuses. For example, Boston University saw a 40% increase in Early Decision applicants over last year; Case Western saw a 34% increase in Early...

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