What do great college matches sound like?

We try to stay in touch with our former students so they can tell us about their lives in college.  Their responses always remind me of three things: 1.  The vast majority of college students are happy where they are. 2.  College guidebooks will never be able to capture a college like the students who […]

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Final week of training for our new counselor

It's our last week of training for our new counselor here in Irvine. So as she prepares for her big final exam (and graduation dinner this week!), here are the last two sessions of training we completed with her. Topics for Day 8: Collegewise MarketingA lot of people think of marketing as running ads or […]

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Colleges with programs for learning disabled students

Here's a great link to help students, parents or counselors find colleges with programs for LD kids: http://www.college-scholarships.com/learning_disabilities.htm What's particularly great about it is that when you click on any of the colleges, it takes you directly to the page with the college's LD program information.  This could save you hours (and hours) of research. 

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Words to the wise about writing college essays

I share words of wisdom from Jay Mathews on this blog often enough that I probably no longer need to identify him as "from the Washington post and author of Harvard Schmarvard."  Jay's advice is just so easy to follow and, frankly, correct that I think he deserves as many mentions as we can give […]

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Ringing the bell in our Bellevue office

While Katie in our Bellevue, WA office has done a masterful job of decorating, there isn't a lot of space left on the walls for new paraphernalia.  But her students still deserve to let the world (or at least the neighbors) know when they've finished their college applications.  So while we've got a gong our […]

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Week #2 of Collegewise counselor training

We're starting our third week of training for the new counselor in our Irvine, CA office.  Here was last week's syllabus for the training program: Topics for Day 4: The College Search This session will explore how Collegewise counselors weed through the 2500 hundred colleges and help students find the right ones for them.  We’ll […]

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