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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Revisiting UCSB

(Written by Lori McCormick) Happy back-to-school! I took a short break this summer to spend time with my family and visit a couple of colleges along the way....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Shirley F Williams, 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 5173 Views

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Once Again, UC’s Confuse and Disappoint Top Seniors

(Written by John Raftrey) The UC’s are once again giving out confusing results to frustrated high school seniors. Davis must have one long wait list....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 19, 2016
Last comment by umam, on Dec 2, 2016 at 8:26 pm | 24 comments | 8627 Views

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New York College Tours

(Written by Lori McCormick) On a recent trip to New York City, I had the pleasure of visiting colleges I had never seen before. I had a few students in mind...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Dec 1, 2016 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1389 Views

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Never Give Up

(written by Lori McCormick) Many students are celebrating their early application acceptances or are deeply saddened by their first rejection. Some even are in...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Somya, on Nov 17, 2016 at 1:45 am | 20 comments | 12735 Views

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Tackling Test Anxiety

(Written by Guest Blogger, Rhonda Racine, Founder of Lydian Academy in Menlo Park) Are you a good test­-taker? Are your test grades an accurate reflection...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by JayaDev, on Oct 17, 2016 at 2:27 am | 2 comments | 3103 Views

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Preparing for college interviews

(Written by Lori McCormick) College representatives offer interviews to students prior to submitting their applications. For those of you who are preparing...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by It's All About the FIT, on Oct 5, 2016 at 10:46 am | 2 comments | 3392 Views

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Middle Class Scholarship for incomes up to $150,000!

(written by Lori McCormick) Having spent a majority of my college advising time working with low-income and/or first generation students, financial...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by umam, on Sep 23, 2016 at 8:16 pm | 9 comments | 8508 Views

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Visiting Bucknell, Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, Gettysburg, and Ursinus

(Written by John Raftrey) Recently I visited colleges in Central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia with members of the Higher Education Consultants Association, the...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by umam, on Sep 23, 2016 at 7:33 pm | 13 comments | 12880 Views

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Why Having The Right Mentor Matters

(written by John Raftrey) One of my mentors died on Monday. Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, was mentor to thousands of people some famous, others, like me,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by dwes, on Jul 21, 2016 at 6:23 am | 4 comments | 3484 Views

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UC’s Change Application Essay Prompts

(written by John Raftrey) The University of California announced this week it is eliminating the two essay prompts in their current application and replacing...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 26, 2016
Last comment by dwes, on Jul 21, 2016 at 6:14 am | 8 comments | 36466 Views

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Ten Steps to Get Started with Financial Aid

(Written by John Raftrey) This blog inspired by a comment from a Palo Verde "Parent" posted last week! The blog post is to get you started. I recommend...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by rose, on Jun 29, 2016 at 2:52 am | 4 comments | 11174 Views

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508 Dreams Dashed at UC Santa Cruz

(Written by John Raftrey) UC Santa Cruz has withdrawn their offer of admission to 508 students who were planning to attend the university this fall. The university...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by John, on May 19, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 24 comments | 9719 Views

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College Openings 2016

If you are having second thoughts about not finishing your college applications last fall, or aren't wildly excited about any of the colleges you were accepted...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 13, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4225 Views

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College Openings 2016

If you are having second thoughts about not finishing your college applications last fall, or aren't wildly excited about any of the colleges you were accepted...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 13, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1074 Views

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Should Parents Save for College?

(Written by Guest Blogger, Oindrila Ray, Co-Founder, Vuefolio, Inc.) The moment in time when parents start thinking about their child's college and what...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Tammie H Oneal, on May 11, 2016 at 11:33 pm | 13 comments | 9036 Views

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What Freshmen Should be Thinking About College

(Written by John Raftrey) Now that high school freshmen have a semester under their belt, it is a good time to get them thinking a little bit about college. ...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by rakaboard, on Mar 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 22 comments | 13278 Views

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Middle College

(Written by Lori McCormick) High school isn’t for everyone. Fortunately, there are alternative academic options for “non-traditional”...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Feb 27, 2016 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 4186 Views

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WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable

(Written by Lori McCormick) For slightly more than the cost of a CSU, you can attend University of Arizona, Washington State University, Colorado State University,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Brad Akins, on Feb 22, 2016 at 5:38 am | 3 comments | 12150 Views

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It's Never Too Late

(Written by Lori McCormick) While the statistics tend to vary depending on the organization conducting the research, between 38% - 44% of post-secondary students...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by <a href="http://www.domydissertation.org/">domydissertation</a>, on Feb 22, 2016 at 5:33 am | 1 comment | 3891 Views

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Changes are coming to the SAT in 2016!

(written by guest blogger Patrick Hennes of AJ Tutoring, www. AJTutoring.com) The redesigned SAT will debut in March 2016 and will affect the class of 2017 and...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by abisekbhavan, on Feb 2, 2016 at 2:23 am | 3 comments | 5730 Views
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