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By John Raftrey And Lori McCormick

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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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Juniors: College application planning
Mar 8, 2017 6:32 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 2,017

(Written by Lori McCormick)

High school juniors who are planning on applying to four-year colleges are starting to hear the buzz about getting prepared for their... More
Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
Feb 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 12,816

(Written by Lori McCormick)

The Common Application recently announced they made revisions and updates to their essay prompts for 2017-2018. Below are the new... More
When Is The Perfect Time To Ask For A College Recommendation Letter?
Feb 1, 2017 3:29 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 7,144

(Written by guest blogger, Michael Romano of MR Test Prep www.mrtestprep.com)

A college recommendation letter can help earn you admittance into the college you... More
Juniors: Thinking About College
Dec 18, 2016 11:25 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 21,984

(written by Lori McCormick)

I have been fielding several questions from high school juniors, wondering when they should start thinking about college. My answer... More
New York College Tours
Dec 1, 2016 7:37 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 4,500

(Written by Lori McCormick)


On a recent trip to New York City, I had the pleasure of visiting colleges I had never seen before. I had a few students in mind... More
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