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Changes to College Admissions Rules May Not all be Positive

At the September meeting of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), changes were made to the ethical guidelines that colleges have to adhere to when admitting students.  These changes went into effect at the end of September of this year and may impact your child’s admission experience.   The changes include: For years… Read more

Here’s what you need to know about the FAFSA!

It is that time of year again! The 2020-2021 FAFSA and CSS Profile opens on Tuesday, October 1.  The FAFSA is required to be completed by any student and parent who intends to attend college in the Fall of 2020 and will need money to pay for college.  Listed below are suggestions and facts that… Read more

The Pros and Cons of Summer College Visits

Pro: Add it to your vacation schedule. With most colleges offering two information sessions and tours a day, even in the summer, many families cram visits to several universities over the course of a few days. Big urban schools, like NYU, tend to have robust summer sessions with a lot of students on campus, so… Read more

What to Look For When Hiring a College Consultant

A consultant should help reduce anxiety for parents and students during the college admissions process, according to a recent article in U.S. News & World Report. I recently posted a response to the college admissions scandal, and included valuable information on the credentials parents should look for when considering hiring a college consultant. Here’s another… Read more

What to do AFTER all the College Applications are done

I recently heard this voicemail from one of my students: “I’ve finished all of my college applications.  I’m done, right?”  I could hear the pride and fear in her voice as she asked the question.  She was proud that she had completed all of her nine college applications, including essays, short answers, letter of recommendation… Read more