Top 10 reasons to invest in a counselor from IECA

I love my professional association. I am fresh off a three-day conference in Baltimore with the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and I am fired up. Call us a “college…

College Essays Made Easy (Reveal do not Regurgitate)

The title is catchy, and you’re still reading. Good. I have your full attention. This the same thing you want to do with your college essays. You must, I repeat,…

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STOP! Do you need that Subject Test?

As the school year winds down, juniors — “rising seniors”, the class of 2016 — know that they are on the clock. Spring of the junior year matters A LOT…

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Free Tools to Help You Find the Right College

Finding the right college is important and its on the mind of every high school student and parent in the country. Whether the conversation revolves around costs, location, academic specialty…

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Don’t Let College Admission “Mis-Information” Make You Crazy

By now the all of the decisions are in and seniors are either thrilled or heart-broken. The media has had their week of “why the college process is unfair” and…

5 Life Hacks to Work A College Waiting List

5 Life Hacks to Work A College Waiting List

The decisions are in! By now, every senior across the country should have heard “yay” or “nay” or “maybe” from every college they applied to. Acceptances (“yays!”) make everyone happy….

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The Student’s Guide to Avoiding Social Media Suicide

Last weekend, a college baseball player thought it was “funny” to post his thoughts about Little League World Series phenom Mo’ne Davis. Without “thinking” — which happens a lot on…

Visiting Southern Colleges

Visiting Southern Colleges

If you are from the northeast or midwest, winter has been cruel to you. Most of us hate the bitterly cold months of January and February, and are relieved when…

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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?…