Not-So-Shameless Plugging

I did a financial aid seminar for families last weekend and as I revealed to them, I first learned a lot of the information I shared from "Paying for College Without Going Broke."  It helped me make sense of the financial aid process, and I was an English and history major in college who has […]

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Rule of High School?

Seth Godin, a business book author whose blog I read, published this post comparing the business world to high school.  Here's an excerpt I thought kids should see. "Any sufficiently overheated industry will eventually resemble high school. High school is filled with insecurity, social climbing, backbiting, false friends, faux achievements, high drama and not much […]

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Wanted: Thoughtful and Deliberate College Applicants

The National Association for College Admissions Consulting just completed a survey that confirms that 90% of colleges have reported an increase in financial aid applications.  That's not surprising given the downturn in the economy.  And with every piece of bad news about increasing levels of competition and decreasing availability of financial aid, a lot of […]

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Just show up

Last night, we held our third and final Senior Parent Back to School Night at Collegewise.  In total, nearly 70 parents joined us over the span of those three nights to hear the updates on our work with their kids, to spend a little time with their Collegewise counselors, and to make sure they were […]

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Best of Our Blog Posts for Seniors

We spend a lot of time writing about how to apply and get in to college.  So if you’re a senior trying to figure out how write your essays, how to fill out your applications, or even now to have a great interview, chances are, we’ve already written something about it here. To save you […]

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The more things change…

At one of our Collegewise Back to School Nights last week, we were discussing how much pressure kids (and parents) are feeling surrounding the college admissions process today.  A father asked this question. "When I was in high school, I only applied to two colleges, and got in to both of them.  What's changed?" It's […]

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