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There are many exciting and wonderful aspects about a student's junior year in high school.  But, what tends to creep into student minds from Day One, is that he is not just a junior, he is now a Rising Senior.  The idea of senior year being just a year away opens the...

Tiffany Kolb, College Counselor, advises parents to use patience and persistence to work with teens on the college application process. Teens need help, but may not want it.

Choosing a college is a very important decision, and the college selection and admissions process can be stressful and complicated. Many families are looking to independent college consultants to assist with the process.  In fact, in the 2015 high school class, 26% of...

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.

Parents of college-bound high school students have questions about when students should take the ACT or SAT. There are benefits to taking it as early as possible during Junior Year.

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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