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Paying for College…Before College

Parents, no matter their net worth, readily take risks, if they believe their children will benefit. And, the risks parents will take know no bounds—as seen in those facing federal prison trying to guarantee a college admissions to those who go into debt to pay for extra-curricular activities. However, why are parents so willing to take …

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Selfish Caring

Not a day goes by, when I don’t hear from a concerned parent that their kid isn’t doing enough community service. The unsaid part of the concern is “not enough for a competitive college admissions resume.” Although community service IS recalled in college applications and can matter in demonstrating the interest and commitment of an …

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The University of California Unveiled Brand New Application Essay Prompts

In Fall 2016, both freshman and transfer applicants to the University of California (UC) will choose from brand new writing prompts when composing the required personal application statements.  After ten years, the UC has retired their previous two essay prompts. With annually record-breaking numbers of applicants—which increases the selectivity in admissions—admissions officers are seeking a fuller understanding …

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Enjoy Childhood

Preparing for college admissions doesn’t have to begin at conception… Cartoon courtesy of The New Yorker Related PostsDenied and Qualified Ahead of the Curve: All About Financing A College Education The Bill Always Comes Due

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#CommunityServiceMatters

Yes.  The reasons for completing community service matters… Cartoon credit: The New Yorker Magazine Related PostsSidewalk Surprises Summer = College Essay Writing? Advice for Parents: Thinking about Alternatives to College