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May 29, 2014

Did you know that students can get scholarships long before their senior year in high school?  Yep, there are college scholarships that students can apply for as early as 9th grade.


While there are gazillions of different ones out there, most scholarships are not in the tens of thousands of dollars.  Instead, there are lots that award $200, or $500, or $1,000.  That may seem a pittance compared to present-day tuition, but the...

May 26, 2014

It’s not about a familiar name or reputation.  Every student is a unique creature with his or her own set of emotional, social, and academic needs and wants.  When we talk about a good college fit, the goal is to find a school where an individual student feels comfortable, and can thrive.  So how do you find a best-fit college?


  • Ignore rankings-They are not only bogus, but irrelevant.  On the upside, however, U.S....

May 26, 2014

By far the most inspiring commencement speech of this graduation season. Charlie Day makes an eloquent case for the importance of failure.  His sentiment, bet on yourself, should hit home for any of us who has ever been afraid to take a risk. Enjoy his Merrimac speech, and share it with anyone you know who is starting a new chapter in life.  

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May 24, 2014

News flash:  When it comes to college, one size does not fit all.  A "great" college isn't great unless it's a place where you can be yourself and thrive--but you'd never know that from the random way many people develop their college lists.


So, seriously, don't let stuff like this get in the way:


  1. Where your parents went to school

  2. Where your bf/gf/ or bff is going

  3. Anything US News has to say on the subject

  4. ...

May 24, 2014

If you’re old enough to remember The Pepsi Challenge, you will recall that while consumers bought way more Coca-Cola, in a blind test, they actually preferred the taste of Pepsi.  So why buy Coke?  Simple: they were more familiar with the name.


Let’s say you’re a parent who went to UCLA, knows a little about USC and Cal, and has, of course, heard of Harvard and Princeton.  Without realizing it, this familiarity might form...

May 21, 2014

Do you believe that college is unattainable for students with disabilities or special needs? Not so.  Actually, most colleges are prepared to accept and support students with all kinds of differences – -learning, physical, and mental challenges.  There are even schools with special programs that support specific groups of students.  Marshall University in West Virginia, for example, has a program for students with Asperger's t...

May 18, 2014

As juniors in high school head to the summer before their senior year, and lay their heads upon their pillows, they may have visions of college acceptance letters dancing in their heads.  Or maybe not so much.  They're hearing about some of the seniors in their school not getting in where they wanted to go.  They're being tasked with writing their essays.  The media tells them that they should go to the so-called "best" school...

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