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Avoid the Senior Slide

I am republishing my blog post of May 17, 2011 as the same advice still rings true:   For high school seniors, it is all but over. According to the calendar, classes may be going on for another
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Suitcase Schools

Most of us are familiar with the term “commuter school” which means a college or university, usually in a city, where many or most of their students live at home and commute.  A less familiar term is

Holding High Schools Accountable for Students Who Aren’t Ready for College?

I read an interesting article in the Huffington Post about two states that are considering legislation to make schools pay for graduating those who are not ready and have to take remedial classes in
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Holding High Schools Accountable for Students Who Aren’t Ready for College?

I read an interesting article in the Huffington Post about two states that are considering legislation to make schools pay for graduating those who are not ready and have to take remedial classes in

More Colleges Admit to Giving False Data

I was shocked last year when I read that Claremont McKenna had inflated their SAT scores for US News and World Report’s Rankings.  I was surprised when I read about George Washington University
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Changes to the Common Application

The newest version of the Common Application, which will debut this August for the High School Class of 2014, will include some changes. The proposed changes that were giving some counselors the most

What Will This College Cost?

Many parts of the college application and acceptance process are not transparent, including need based financial aid—who will qualify and for how much? Rules now require colleges to put a “net price
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College Roommate Issues

In December of 2010, I wrote a blog about co-ed dorm rooms—where male and female undergraduate students share a dorm room. My advice was for students and parents to get as much information as possible
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Tuition Fees Based on Your Major?

What is going on in Florida? As a former resident of the Sunshine State and a proud graduate of the University of Florida, I was dismayed to read what the state is proposing regarding higher

First Time Back Home for College Freshmen:

Happy Thanksgiving to All. I wrote this blog in 2010 and it is still relevant. This week, college freshmen will arrive home for a four day– or even longer –Thanksgiving break. For many, this will be