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Thinking About College

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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Community Service Helps You, Too
Jul 22, 2014 10:16 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey)

There are many altruistic, ethical and religious reasons to help your fellow man. This blog post is based entirely on a student's enlightened... More
When to start thinking about college - Rising Juniors
Jul 12, 2014 7:45 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 3,060

(Written by Lori McCormick)


In my previous post, I focused on the point at which rising seniors should start thinking about college. If you did not get a chance... More
Road Trip to Oregon Colleges
Jul 2, 2014 6:35 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey)

A few weeks ago I spent time touring five Oregon colleges with a busload of independent college counselors with the Higher Education... More
When to start thinking about college – Rising Seniors
Jun 21, 2014 5:07 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 3,160

(Written by Lori McCormick)

Since this blog is titled, "Thinking About College," I figured it would be the perfect platform for addressing WHEN to start thinking... More
Harvard drops the requirement for SAT Subjects Tests. What you should do for Harvard and other schools, too.
Jun 11, 2014 2:01 pm
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Harvard made college news last month when they announced that SAT Subject Tests would no longer be required. If you are a low income or first... More
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