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GUEST POST: A Mom’s Perspective on College Admissions Consultants

By Anne Ross, Ross Family CEO and Co-Entrepreneur Anne and her family first consulted Creative Marbles Consultancy in her daughter’s junior year. She graciously agreed to submit a guest post to share her insights to the college admissions process from a parent’s view. I was asked to give a parent’s perspective and first thought, “Wow, …

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College as a “Financial Decision, not a Rite of Passage”

A little forethought before taking student loans can help students and families understand all the effects of their decision.  As Sue Shellenbarger reported in the Wall Street Journal, 4/17/2012, “[approaching college choices] as a financial decision, rather than a rite of passage” can help families make responsible decisions.

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Considering Universities as Idea Makers to Select Colleges

Research and exploring ideas aren’t usually at the top priority of a student or their parents in choosing a college.   “Getting a good job” or “moving away from home” are more common criteria for choosing colleges.  However, universities are incubators for new knowledge.  (Think: Google, which emerged from graduate work at Stanford )  Knowing the …

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Choosing a College for Job Potential in Its Location

Remember choosing colleges for enrollment or application is not only about the academic and social experience for the years between age 18 and 22.   Where the college is located in terms of getting a job and not living on mom and dad’s couch until age 35  is also important to consider. The smart folks at …