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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

National College Decision Day

(Written by Lori McCormick) National College Decision Day is on May 1st. What this means is that a student must officially send their intent to register forms...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by SMH, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm | 3 comments | 1546 Views

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College Touring Tips

(Written by Lori McCormick) Spring and summer breaks are wonderful times to visit college campuses. If you are planning college tours with your future college...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by sanath, on Apr 16, 2016 at 12:11 am | 9 comments | 10719 Views

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Fee Waivers

(Written by Lori McCormick) If you qualified for fee waivers to take the SAT or ACT, or are a participant in the free or reduced lunch program, then you should...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by <a href="http://freecodehere.wordpress.com/">itunes code</a> , on Apr 13, 2016 at 7:17 am | 18 comments | 5991 Views

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Summer Planning

(written by Lori McCormick) Before you read about summer planning, a friendly reminder that if you are planning on applying for Financial Aid, the deadline for...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by itunes23, on Apr 13, 2016 at 7:13 am | 3 comments | 7630 Views

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Once Again, UC’s Confuse and Disappoint Top Seniors

(Written by John Raftrey) The UC&rsquo;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 dewas, on Apr 9, 2016 at 5:47 am | 24 comments | 5134 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 Broken_System, on Mar 30, 2016 at 11:40 am | 7 comments | 3714 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 | 11195 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 Sea Reddy, on Mar 27, 2016 at 10:39 pm | 3 comments | 1406 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 lifeuptimize, on Mar 9, 2016 at 8:30 am | 6 comments | 8310 Views

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Middle College

(Written by Lori McCormick) High school isn&rsquo;t for everyone. Fortunately, there are alternative academic options for &ldquo;non-traditional&rdquo;...

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 | 2256 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 | 9841 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 | 2074 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 | 4071 Views

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SHOW AND TELL: Tips for Writing the College Application Essay

(Guest blog written by Sally Doane) Of all the components of the college application, the essay is perhaps the one that causes the most dread &#150; more...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Irene Schultz, on Jan 18, 2016 at 5:20 am | 5 comments | 10512 Views

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July 27th: Colleges That Change Lives are Coming

(Written by John Raftrey) The Colleges That Change Lives, ctcl.org, schools will be hosting a college fair Monday July 27th at the Santa Clara Convention Center,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by JamesKyne, on Jan 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm | 5 comments | 4154 Views

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Applying for FAFSA

(Written by Lori McCormick) January 1st marks the opening of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as FAFSA. If you reside in California,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jan. 1, 2016
Last comment by CAmom, on Jan 4, 2016 at 2:24 pm | 2 comments | 3769 Views

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Early Decision and Buyer’s Remorse

(Written by John Raftrey) Today is the day most Early Decision decisions are announced. While there will be a very large group of unhappy students who didn&rsquo;t...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by From Fifty Years Later, on Dec 18, 2015 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 5431 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 Bertis Downs, on Dec 10, 2015 at 12:11 am | 10 comments | 8512 Views

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10 Tips For This Year?s Common App

(written by John Raftrey) Early decision and early action applications start becoming due at the end of the month. To make sure your Common App is in good shape,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Jack Redford, on Dec 4, 2015 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 22857 Views

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New York College Tours - Part One

(written by Lori McCormick) I recently toured four colleges in New York City. Here are my first two college tour reviews. Check back soon to read part two. ==B...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 24, 2015
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