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Decision Time: What is the Role of an Independent Educational Consultant?

I love this time of year. It’s decision time, and colleges are in the final stages of deciding who will or will not be accepted to their schools. This is…

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Where Should I Go to College? Step 2

Understandably, after a student asks, “what should I do”, their next question is: “where should I go?” Just like the first part of this two-part series “What Should I Do?…

What Should I Do?

What Should I Do? Step 1

The number one question I get from students is: “what should I do in college?” Beyond the obvious of going to class, meeting nice people and not partying too much,…

How to figure out the best college “match” and personal “fit for you!

As a college counselor for the past seventeen years, I have talked to numerous students and parents about “match” and “fit”. I am always urging them to consider: who they…

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My Students’ Success Stories – Part 1

I visited my old high school last week. I happened to be in Philadelphia for business and decided to visit the place where I was a student, and eventually became a…

The College Process

[Webinar] The College Process: Schools, Applications and Money

  Sign up for our FREE webinar on Monday, February 9th at 9pm EST.   The College Process: Schools, Applications and Money. Join us as we discuss the college process. Also…

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Is Your Son a High School Sophomore?

Let’s have some fun……. Every week, some parent asks me if it’s normal that their kid doesn’t want to talk about college.  I hear it all the time: “I’m not…

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College Is Coming…(Junior Checklist)

JUNIORS….you’re on the clock….college is coming! In as few as nine short months, some of you will be admitted to college. This year Strategic Admissions Advice had many students admitted to…

5 Financial Aid Tips for Juniors

5 Financial Aid Tips for Juniors

JUNIORS….NOW IS THE TIME TO START YOUR COLLEGE PROCESS!   Last week, the financial aid information was all about seniors. This week, it’s all about YOU…juniors.  In less than 10…

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Filling Out the FAFSA Doesn’t Have To Hurt

It’s January (and that means FAFSA). Your kid is a senior and going to college in eight or nine months. Or your kid is junior and going to college in…