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Tiffany Kolb, Independent Education Consultant, recommends students apply to five colleges in the college search. Students should have researched or visited these universities. Students should have a well-balanced list of likely, target and reach schools.

Need help researching colleges? Start with what you are looking for in a college or university. Next, find some great college guide books or online websites to help you track down objective information.

Ahh summer!  Just the thought of June, July and August evoke images of beaches, sand and deck chairs. While hours of relaxation may be a temptation, extra unscheduled time can also be used to work on a variety of tasks that will ultimately assist you in the College Sea...

October 15, 2015

You study the majors each school offers, carefully narrow your options to three schools, visit the campus, fill out the application, apply for scholarships and then throw it all out the window and choose your college because you always wanted to go there. 


Does this r...

October 14, 2015


Me: "Tell me what you're thinking about potential colleges. Have you narrowed your list to 5 or less?"


Unnamed HS Senior: "Well, I have two schools in mind and I think I'll go to whichever school Tom decides on. They're pretty much all the same so I'll just go where...

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Understanding academic pressure when college shopping

October 23, 2018

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