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Virtual College Fairs this Fall

If you are a high school sophomore or junior, a Virtual College Fair is your chance to hear firsthand from admissions counselors at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country and around the world Registration for a NACAC Virtual College Fair begins in mid-August.  Parents are also invited.  Sign up at: to receive… Read more

What will the coronavirus do to your college plans?

May is typically a time when high school seniors can take a breath, having committed to their college for the next 4 years. Senioritis has definitely set in, with a lot of laughter, happiness, and a sense of accomplishment. High school is at an end. Beach week is around the corner. And soon, they will… Read more

Impressed with Reed College in Portland, Oregon

Last month, raincoat in hand, I traveled to Portland, Oregon.  I definitely needed the raincoat as I walked on the campuses of the University of Oregon, Oregon State, the University of Providence, Providence State, Willamette, Lewis and Clark and Reed.  I was especially impressed with Reed, which is a coeducational, independent liberal arts and sciences… Read more

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for College

This article appeared in the COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS section of Sass Magazine By KAYLEE HENRY Wasn’t it just yesterday you were watching your child climb the school bus steps for first grade? Now you’re watching the car back out the driveway for senior year. In a blink of an eye it will be college move-in day! Have you… Read more

The Opportunities and Obstacles of Visiting Colleges During the Summer

Between his two daughters, Chris Snowden and his family have visited more than 15 colleges and universities – some multiple times – during the last five years. “Between AP expectations, soccer, swimming, and lots of homework, finding time to squeeze in college tours meant visiting most schools during breaks,” Snowden says. “Their high school does have a policy of excusing absences to… Read more