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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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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 PostsArts and Science Are Not Mutually Exclusive Peace Comes to the Old Dog Via The School of Hard Knocks Gotta Read ‘Em All

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#CommunityServiceMatters

Yes.  The reasons for completing community service matters… Cartoon credit: The New Yorker Magazine Related PostsWill My August 2018 SAT Scores Be Cancelled? Applying to College is Simple, NOT. Student Debt in Seven Charts

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Ahead of the Curve: February 7, 2014

From Our Clients: SAT and ACT Prep: Each day, I talk with at least one parent concerned that their kid is not doing enough preparation for the SAT or ACT, who asks for advice how to motivate their kid to practice SAT and ACT questions.  For most teens, the intention to prepare for the SAT …