Blog Posts

The Inside Scoop on Net Price Calculators 2014-12-02

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...

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Sweet tea anyone? 2014-07-29

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...

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The Newly Revised SAT 2014-04-23

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...

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Southern California College Visits 2013-11-22

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...

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