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About this blog: We are writing this blog to give practical advice to students and parents, to reflect on issues affecting college admissions, and to provide a platform for a robust community discussion on post-secondary choices. We occasionally f...  (More)

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College Freshmen: Avoiding the Pitfalls
Aug 29, 2014 2:44 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 27,132

(Written by Lori McCormick)

It is Back to School season! College freshmen and their families are checking off their "to do" lists before loading up the... More
SHOW AND TELL: Tips for Writing the College Application Essay
Sep 5, 2014 11:23 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 26,975

(Guest blog written by Sally Doane)

Of all the components of the college application, the essay is perhaps the one that causes the most dread – more even... More
What Freshmen Should be Thinking About College
Jan 28, 2015 1:02 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 26,399

(Written by John Raftrey)

Now that high school freshmen have a semester under their belt, it is a good time to get them thinking a little bit about college. ... More
Standardized Test Prep: When to Start and Whom to Hire?
Oct 30, 2014 10:01 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 26,266

(written by Lori McCormick)


As an independent college admissions advisor, I am often asked when is the right time to prepare for standardized testing. My area... More
Visiting Philadelphia: Drexel, Haverford, Swarthmore and Villanova
Jun 12, 2015 8:39 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 26,099

(Written by John Raftrey)

All east coast college trips should start in Philadelphia. There are dozens of top colleges in the Philly area, and they have at least... More
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