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Applying to College? Top 10 Factors to Consider.

It’s a rainy Thursday afternoon at the end of August 2012.   I’m sitting at my desk in the Guidance office when I receive a phone call from a frantic parent. After introducing herself, she says, all in one breath: “My son is a senior, Mrs. Keilholtz. You need to help us. He hasn’t even looked… Read more

5 Steps NOW to Prepare for the College Admissons Process

All the books have been put away, the exams are a fading memory and rising high school seniors are breathing a collective sigh of relief.  School’s out for summer.  Time to sleep in, visit with friends, go on vacation, and, maybe even work.  Right? Wrong! If that is all that your rising senior is doing… Read more

Answers to Top College Financial Questions

For most families, the biggest concern about their child attending college are college costs. Twenty years ago, many families were able to save more than enough to pay for their child’s higher education. Unfortunately, college costs have increased at a faster rate than family income, and the amount of state and federal funding received by colleges… Read more

Test-optional Colleges – An Increasing Trend

Since the start of 2015, six very different colleges and universities have announced plans to make fundamental changes in their admissions policies and become Test-optional Colleges. Some, including Virginia Commonwealth University, even made the switch to become test-optional colleges midway through the 2014-2015 school year. These college include:  Cabrini College in Pennsylvania, Kalamazoo College in… Read more