This blog post by The College Solution's Lynn Oshaughnessy, demonstrates the importance of Net Price Calculators when trying to figure out college affordability. Reading this could actually save you money!
If your child is in the midst of applying to colleges, do you have an excellent idea of what each school on your child’s list will cost you? If you don’t, I strongly suggest that you temporarily halt the admission process and find out.
Traditionally, parents couldn’t know what any college was going to cost until their child received his or her fi...Read more
Last month, I joined 40+ other school and independent counselors on a whirlwind college tour trip to North and South Carolina (and lunch and a quick visit to Savannah, Georgia). In six days, we visited eleven fabulous schools. They included:
Duke University University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Elon University Wake Forest University
Davidson College High Point University
Furman University &n...Read more
Most people have now heard about College Board's announcement of the newly revised SAT, which is to be rolled out in 2016. But what exactly is being revised? And why?
Jed Applerouth of Applerouth Tutoring Services, Inc. has summarized these changes and how they will impact students. Additionally, he discusses how the new test is closely aligned to the Com...Read more
The decision to leave cold and rainy Chicago in mid-November to tour colleges in sunny and warm Southern California was an easy one. It helped that the bi-annual IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) conference was being held in San Diego that same week. What a lucky coincidence! While there, I had the privilege to visit seven schools which included: the University of Southern California, UCLA, Occidental College, Marymount California University, Cal Tech, Loyola Marymount University and the University of California San Diego.During our tours we got see some amazin...Read more